Teamwork was to the fore recently when Dunedin homeowners, volunteer pickers, apple peelers and cooks worked together to produce apple crumble, apple jelly and bottled apples.
Led by Presbyterian Support Otago Family Works’ Community Development Co-ordinator, Amanda Brown, North East Valley residents volunteered to pick and process the fruit donated by homeowners with apple trees needing harvesting.
Tips on the best way to core apples and strain pulp were swapped as work continued in Dunedin North Intermediate School’s commercial kitchen.
The results were shared between the fruit donors, volunteers and the Family Works foodbank.
Community volunteers Michael Gaffney, Moira Jackson, Jinty MacTavish and Kristen Bracey had differing techniques when it came to apple peeling.
Climbing trees to pick apples earned brothers Hamish (left) and Finn McKinlay two apple crumbles made by cooking volunteers Pam McKinlay (their mother) and Moira Jackson, a student living in North East Valley.