And so it begins.
On a cloudy May long weekend, a desperate plea from a friend and neighbour about rhubarb launched Fruit Share into action.
It was a small harvest of 1.5kg or 3lbs of rhubarb. It required only one volunteer travelling by bicycle to harvest, but it was and always will be our first harvest!
True to form, Fruit Share split the fruit three ways. The homeowner asked for her 1/3 to be left standing in the rhubarb patch. The remainder was split 50/50 between the volunteer and an unknown senior living at Fred Tipping Place (a senior’s apartment building on South Osborne).
Yes, it was a small bundle that we shared. But it was just the right size to get a huge grin and a big thank you from a lovely gentleman who enjoys making rhubarb crisp. That little batch was all he needed.
Thanks to Julie for sharing her bounty and making three families very happy on a cloudy May long weekend.