Apples: We gleaned beautiful apples today! The four Nicewitz brothers manage a beautiful orchard in Bolton, on a hill, once upon a time a subsistence farm, but now a diversified farm and orchard; they attend 5 farmers markets a week, and have a small stand and also wholesale. They had sorted the apples into three's -- apples that were excellent, apples not quite as good, and cider apples (worse). But all are better than the apples from our front lawn apple tree here in town (Arlington). Our job was to transfer the Mac and Courtland apples from their wooden boxes to our (used) banana boxes. And then David Nicewitz carried almost all our boxes weighing 40 to 50 pounds to put them into our Caravan. As mentioned David and Alan (who comes to the Market in Arlington) had already sorted the apples from bins to smaller wooden boxes.I called David Lesley, Director of Food For Free when I reached home, and he was glad to accept the apples to be delivered at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Tomorrow we are also going to Concord to glean lettuce from Brigham Farm -- farmer Chip Poutasse offered. The lettuce has recovered pretty well from the frosts and snow. Not too much lettuce left out there, 6 or 7 boxes he told us, but we do not want to let anything go to waste if practically possible.
Boston Area Gleaners
91 Martin Street
Acton, MA 01720