Show the Fruit Share Love

Do you love Fruit Share? Well now you can show us just how much you care by committing some time to help keep Fruit Share going!

Other than our part-time summer coordinator, the Fruit Share you know and love is run by a small group of committed volunteers. This summer we are looking for a few more people to join the team and keep this great thing going.

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Do you love event planning? Have an interest in web design or social media? Looking to get some experience managing finances or applying for grants? There are so many ways to support Fruit Share, and we want to find something that will interest you and fit into your life.

Pear picking and how to know when to harvest apples and grapes

Check it out! Fruit Share volunteers have been out picking pears:

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Volunteer Amanda picks some pears. Thanks to Ariel Gordon for providing these lovely photos!

Trying to figure out if your apples and grapes are ready for harvesting? Check out Getty’s articles on these topics:

Fruit Share has also been featured in the media recently. Click here to view the CTV interview (and get some more info on correct apple-picking techniques!).

Got photos or a story about a Fruit Share pick? Email us at info@fruitshare.ca – we’d love to hear it!

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Interview with Erin Crampton & an Apple Cider Press

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Erin Crampton is the owner and chief instigator of Crampton’s Market, whose tagline is “We sell good food to nice people.” I recently had the opportunity to chat with Erin about her latest venture, an apple cider press.

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Where does this passion for local food come from? Erin laughs at the big question. She grew up on a farm outside Notre-Dame-des-Lourdes, where her parents ran a mixed cow-calf operation, raised grain, strawberries, raspberries and saskatoons, and because they weren’t busy enough, started making jam in their commercially licensed kitchen.

So Erin comes from an entrepreneurial, agricultural spirit and knew lots of people in that realm.

Why the Doctor was Right about Apples!

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Red delicious, Granny Smith, or crab apple; whatever variety you fancy, apples do a body good! What’s so great about apples?

Low in fat and calories

Hungry? Apples are a healthy, filling, and sensible snack. One apple contains less than 100 calories. Great for the body and the waistline!

Fibre

Apples are a great source of fibre. The peel and pulp of the apple are the main contributors to the fibrous content. One medium-sized apple contains over 4 grams of fibre. Adults should aim for at least 21 – 38 grams of dietary fibre each day.

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