Honey jars go to good cause

Ever wondered what Sweetree Honey does with the empty honey jars that are returned to them? They had planned to reuse them but have now found a better cause!
Stephanie has recently joined the “Horotiu Honeys” branch of Rural Women of NZ. “We were thinking what we can do to help the community and came up with a project, ‘Sharing the Surplus’. We often see fruit trees laden with fruit and not picked and it seems such a shame when there are so many people struggling to put food on the table.”
The idea is to turn that surplus into preserves. “We procured some grapefruits, oranges and lemons from Freecycle, Community Fruit Hamilton and a lovely gentleman down the road who didn’t use his lemons. It was fun and we loved helping people.”
The jars are going to Ngaruawahia Community Care Centre in their food bank parcels.
So remember to give Sweetree your empty glass honey jars afterwards.