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Adopt Produce Agency

Community Produce Usage Project.

The APA is an idea built from coming to Tauranga from Taranaki and being blown away by the hundreds of abundant fruit trees in people's backyards (which Taranaki does not have.) There seems to be citrus especially in every second backyard, most of which are obviously not being used. So we had the thought to approach people who had fruit trees or excess produce in their gardens which they were not using, asking permission to take the fruit and then either redistributing them, or making them into something that will last - jam, chutney, powdering them - and then making them available to the community. The idea is to minimize food waste, to help the environment by eating more in season, and to help those who can't afford the high prices fruit sometimes has at the supermarket.