South Bend group links city dwellers with free eats

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A culinary arts student from northern Indiana is helping people make treats out of the wild fruit growing all around them.

Ivy Tech student Joshua Murray turns collects fruit like crabapples and turns it into applesauce, spiced apple butter and other confections.

The South Bend resident started a Facebook group called "Eat Wild" that's attracted more than 250 members.

Murray tells the South Bend Tribune he always asks permission if he wants to pick fruit from trees on private land. He says he's left jars of apple and pear butter on the doorsteps of houses where he's been allowed to pick.

He lists fruit trees he's found in public places on at, which logs fruit trees and other foragable foods found on public property.

Information from: South Bend Tribune 

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