On Saturday we started off the day by picking several boxes of apples from a huge cooking apple tree in Whalley Range. Next we went to a house in Burnage where there was an amazing tree with an incredible amount of apples (maybe not a million but it seemed that way!), more than any of us had ever seen on one tree. Many of the apples were small but unexpectedly juicy and sweet. We collected about 7 boxes and bags but could easily have got 10 times that amount so we may be returning!
The apples this week will go to The Destitution Project, which provides food parcels to destitute refugees, and The Mustard Tree, which provides food for homeless people.
On Saturday there was also an Abundance Manchester stall at the Roots and Fruits Show, which was part of the Chorlton Fringe Food and Drinks Festival. There were photos and leaflets about the project, as well as a basket of free apples, which was left empty!