Big thanks to John & Lesley for being such wonderful hosts at the Orchard harvest this afternoon. After Jackie, Jen, Barbara, Luk, David, John, Lee, Wendy, Angelina, Bronwyn, Trevor, Josje, Clara, Pepper and myself had braved the European wasps and harvested about 200 kg of fruit, John & Lesley appeared with jars of jam to give us as a thank-you! Totally excessively generous… and typical of the kindness that happens with The Hidden Orchard!
Both hosts & pickers were modest in taking their share of the fruit so we’ve solidly stocked Food Is Free Laneway with apples, nashi’s and quinces. (Not too many pears so we shared them amongst the pickers)
There’s probably 50 kgs of fruit sitting in the sunshine – and also look in the little greenhouse stand because I put a big tray of nashis in there! There was so much fruit that I’ll take another couple of big trays to the Norman St Salvation Army Thrift store and Drop in centre and the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre next week.