Although rain was falling in other parts of Burlington and Oakville the sky was clear over Cumis for the annual apple harvest. Over 60 volunteers arrived bright and early to help pick approximately 4200 lbs of organic apples from the mature 15 acre orchard which is lovingly cared for by Cumis. Cumis has been allowing local community groups and social service organizations to harvest the fruit from its 500 trees since 1991. This year 2400 lbs of Empire, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious and Spy apples were harvested and donated to 2400 lbs Food for Life, and another 1800 lbs were donated to local farms as a special treat for cows and horses.
Thank you very much to our volunteers from Target, and Cumis, as well as everyone from the Halton Fruit Tree Project for helping to make the day a success!