Fruitful 2016 Producer Profile – West End Food Co-op

Fruitful is back! Not Far From the Tree’s artisan preserve collection is returning for 2016, and we’re proud to feature our producing partners here on the blog. When you enter West End Food Co-op, it may seem like your average grocery store, but it is anything but. In fact, WEFC is one of our community’s […] READ MORE

Fruitful 2016 Producer Profile – jarred

Fruitful is back! Not Far From the Tree’s artisan preserve collection is returning for 2016, and we’re proud to feature our producing partners here on the blog. When husband-and-wife team Chris and Andrea wanted to give thoughtful Christmas gifts on a budget, they made apple butter. Then, when the apple butter was a hit, they […] READ MORE

Fruitful 2016 Producer Profile – Evelyn’s Crackers

Fruitful is back! Not Far From the Tree’s artisan preserve collection is returning for 2016, and we’re proud to feature our producing partners here on the blog. Evelyn’s Crackers are all about the grains. Inspired by Red Fife wheat, a variety dating back to the 19th century, Dawn Woodward and Edmund Rek create crackers, granola, […] READ MORE

Fruitful 2016 Producer Profile – ChocoSol

Fruitful is back! Not Far From the Tree’s artisan preserve collection is returning for 2016, and we’re proud to feature our producing partners here on the blog. ChocoSol is more than just a chocolate shop – it’s a philosophy . Starting in Mexico in 2004 and Toronto in 2006, ChocoSol works with Indigenous cacao growers in […] READ MORE

Fruitful 2016 Producer Profile – Manning Canning

Fruitful is back! Not Far From the Tree’s artisan preserve collection is returning for 2016, and we’re proud to feature our producing partners here on the blog. Christine Manning has been making award-winning jams, jellies, pickles and marmalades at Manning Canning since 2012. Her products are available at shops and farmers’ markets all over Toronto […] READ MORE

We Want YOU for City Cider 2016!

As you may have heard, Not Far From the Tree’s annual urban harvest festival and fundraiser is coming up in just a few weeks! We need 100 volunteers to help with the event – and we want you! Volunteer roles include: Welcoming guests at the front gate Taking tickets and selling admission Cider pressing Selling […] READ MORE

Pick Leader of the Week – Ryan Frigault

This week’s featured Pick Leader is Ryan Frigault, a Supreme Gleaner and Tree Captain with Not Far From the Tree for two years. What got you interested in volunteering with Not Far From the Tree? Reading about the project on NOW magazine’s website. I was amazed by the amount of uneaten fruit in the city […] READ MORE

Pick Leader of the Week – Tim Watson

Today’s featured leader is Tim Watson, a Supreme Gleaner who’s been volunteering with Not Far From the Tree since 2011. What got you interested in volunteering with Not Far From the Tree? I was impressed with Laura [Reinsborough, our founder], and saw the work as an adjunct to my involvement with LEAF. Also, I like […] READ MORE

Pick Leader of the Week – Stefani Pandovski

Among the more than a thousand registered volunteers are an elite squad who have stepped up to go above and beyond just picking fruit: these are our Supreme Gleaners and Tree Captains. Not Far From the Tree literally could not do what we do without them, so we decided to show them some love by […] READ MORE