The Hamilton Fruit Tree Project and Eat Local gained a new appreciation for the time and fragility investing in berry picking, as they gleaned raspberries from Jerry's Berries Raspberry Farm in Copetown this week! As the raspberry season comes to an end, Jerry and Glenda welcomed Fruit Tree and Eat Local staff and volunteers onto their farm to pick berries for an upcoming student breakfast program. We came away with litres of the tender, bright, sweet fruit which will be frozen and used in breakfast programs throughout the city in the coming school year. Thanks to our volunteers who braved the heat and armies of beatles to glean the fields, and much gratitude to Jerry's Berries for their generous donation of fruit to our program!
We'd also like to give a big thank you to our lovely Environment Hamilton volunteer, designer Miranda Kett from MK Creative where "Big Ideas Stand Out" for creating our new Hamilton Fruit Tree Logo!
Thanks to all who attended last week’s jam-making workshop, presented by the Hamilton Fruit Tree Project and Greening Sacred Spaces! Using some of the many sour cherries that the project’s volunteers have helped to harvest over the last few weeks, we made cherry jam using a simple recipe and sealed it into jars.
Be on the look-out for more picks and events, and please contact us to get on the Fruit Tree mailing list. Otherwise, be sure to keep an eye on our blog for updates!
You can also let us know if you would like to give your time, trees, or cash donations (which can be given through the Small Change Fund) to the project. We are always appreciative of your support!