It’s National Farmers’ Market week in America. To mark the occasion, I thought I’d highlight a really cool local food project.
Not Far From The Tree is a Toronto based organisation that picks fruit from trees around the city that would otherwise go to waste. Volunteers go around to people’s homes and areas where there are trees fit for harvest. They’ve got a simple and interesting business model 1/3 goes to the grower, a third to the pickers and a third to local community organisations.
Their winter plan ‘We’d Tap that’ (BRILLIANT name, ps) offers to tap urban maple trees for syrup when the trees aren’t bearing fruit. I bet they could also get involved in making preserves for left over fruit from summer. Mmmm jam.
(Spotted on Springwise)