Our Young Adult group headed to First Fruits Farm to pick apples. The farm is dedicated to growing fresh fruits and vegetables to feed the hungry. Volunteers come in and harvest; the farm then donates the food to the Maryland Food Bank, soup kitchens and shelters. We were going to be harvesting potatoes, but we ended up picking apples due to the excessive rain this week.
In case you were wondering, those are McIntosh apples.
Diana picking down low.
Ladders can make anyone feel tall :)
Looking down from above.
Apples make you smile.
Chad's long arms helped out with some of the harder to reach apples.
Susan needed no ladder, as she showed her tree climbing expertise.
I believe Christy is up in the tree while Eric waits on the ground for her to throw apples at… I mean drop apples on… I mean hand apples to him.
Pick the apple...
Hand it down.
Frank was a veteran picker, but we didn't see much of him since he spent most of his time hidden amongst the treetops. Chad did manage to sneak a peak at him up there here, though.
Thanks to Amy for organizing this service project. We all really enjoyed it and hopefully, we'll get to do it again sometime.