Amma Toronto

July 13: Cherry Season at the Farm

Volunteers with freshly picked cherries

Cherry season has arrived at the Farm!

Bin of freshly picked cherries and ladder near cherry treeWith the cherry season coming to an end in mid July, our small Farm team has dedicated a lot of its time these past couple of weekends to cherry picking. The cherries have been abundant and delicious, especially at the top of the trees. Using ladders, the team cheerfully filled countless large bowls for selling and donating to food banks.

In addition to cherries, the Farm team has been harvesting and selling green and yellow beans, Swiss chard, large zucchini and kale. The creative, handmade signs at the farm entrance and the fair prices have attracted happy customers. Their purchases were packed in their own containers or in brown paper bags to support our efforts of reducing waste. The proceeds from all sales benefit Amma’s charitable activities.

An important part of our garden activities has been maintenance, cutting the grass and weeding. Weeds deplete the soil’s nutrients and obstruct sunlight from reaching the vegetables. Volunteering with our enthusiastic Farm team on Saturdays is a wonderful opportunity to benefit nature and those in need while boosting your immune system with plenty of vitamin D and clean, fresh air. If you’d like to make a difference and volunteer in a positive and uplifting environment, we encourage you to try it out on any Saturday which suits you. The hours are flexible and the work rewarding. Tools and training will be provided. For more information or to get involved, please email ammatoronto@ammagroups.org.

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Volunteer at roadside farm stand selling cherries at $5/lb