Monday, December 5, 2011

Apples, Apples, and more Apples

First settlers in Atlantik Canada must have spread tons of apple seeds in their new home country. Apple trees grow everywhere: along golf courses, in ditches and even close to the water, not to mention those, growing in gardens or on farms.

What a pleasure to see them bloom in May and June and ripen into bright red or green fruits in September and October. One would think folks here are happy to harvest free apples and back apple pies, make jelly and jams, apple sauce or juice and cider.

But not so: they fall from trees, rott in the grass or hang on branches until birds or other wildlife picks them.

Apples are instead bought in grocery stores for top dollar and often coming from China! (igitt) or in the best case from South Africa or California.

Can anyone explain this to millions of starving individuals around the world?
I consider opening an apple store - not an Apple Store.