Several months ago I received an email from Not Far From the Tree asking me if I would be interested in a little preserving adventure with them. I was instantly excited because I had partnered with them in the past to offer a family style preserving day to can some urban harvested apples, so was well acquainted with the amazing work they do. I love the idea of being a part of the effort to help reduce the amount of fruit that is grown on city trees that simply goes to waste. It dove tails perfectly with my beliefs and desire to preserve the harvest that I jumped at the chance.
There were many steps along the way to finalizing the details, but the most exciting moment was when they sent me a list of fruit options. Which to choose? Apricots, crab apples, pears, sour cherries...they all sounded so good. I finally decided to do Preserved Pears with Ginger in a light syrup.
Today, after many months of talking it over with them and keeping it a secret from all of you ;), I can now shout from the rooftops that I am thrilled to be a part of Fruitful. You have from today until June 30th to purchase your very own share.
Each preserve pack is $50, comes in a Not Far From The Tree tote and includes each of the following items:
- Mulberry Preserve (Brickworks)
- Pear & Ginger in Syrup (Manning Canning)
- Sparkling Apple Cider (Spirit Tree Cidery)
- Apricot Spread (Stasis Preserves)
- Sour Cherry Pie Filling (West End Food Coop)
All proceeds will support Not Far From The Tree's fruit picking and sharing program. For full details or to purchase your share, simply click here.