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'Not Far from the Tree' Picks Pounds of Residential Fruit

By: Tiana Reid - Published:   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References: notfarfromthetree.org and springwise
'Not Far from the Tree' is a volunteer program based in Toronto, Canada that aims to eliminate waste by picking fruit that would otherwise go bad. In 2009, they picked a total of 8,135 pounds of residential fruit.

Not Far from the Tree picks tons of different kinds of fruits, including sweet cherries, serviceberries, mulberries, apricots, black walnuts, apples, pears, crabapples, sumac, elderberries, sour cherries, ginkgo nuts and plums.

Implications - As a part of the widespread effort to reduce the global carbon footprint, consumers are educating themselves on the various methods of doing so. The locally grown food market is rapidly expanding as a result, and natural farming methods are becoming an increasingly popular method of food gathering. This has significant impacts for food vendors and grocers, who are expected by consumers to follow this pattern.