Harvesting Pears with the Vanier Centre for Women

On September 29th I was joined at a pear harvest by a group of wonderful volunteers from the Vanier Centre for Women. The day started out under grey skies as we worked to harvest and sort Bosc and Anjou pears from 10 trees on a commercial property in Burlington. There were a lot of pears, and the ladies worked diligently to harvest as many as possible, even when it began to rain. After 2 hours of hard work we had 18 crates of pears packed into the truck ready to be dropped off at Food For Life. The pears weighed in at 720 pounds! Thanks to this great team of volunteers fresh picked and tasty pears were distributed to people in need. 


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