On Wednesday, Sept. 16, some 16 Tonari Gumi seniors and Atsuko Ichigo and David Iwaasa of the TG staff went on an outreach excursion to the Apple Barn in Abbotsford. Despite worries that it might rain that day, it turned out to be gorgeous late summer weather. It was ideal for apple picking which for many of our seniors was their first experience. However, it wasn’t long before everyone was an apple picking expert, telling everyone that their apples were the sweetest and that further up the hill where the sun was the brightest was where you found the best apples. There were also endless discussions as to whether the big ones or the little ones were the best. After picking all we could carry and enjoying a delicious bento lunch, we drove to the Honeybee Centre in Surrey where our seniors enjoyed tasting the many different types of honey and some tasty treats and tea in the tea room. Many thanks to Kent Tours for providing their bus and David Iwaasa his mini-van to transport everyone on an enjoyable excursion. As we approach the fall, let’s hope “an apple a day will keep the doctor away”.
Our next outreach excursion will be on Oct. 1st to the Yaletown farmers market. Please register. See you there!