Apple and Berry Cobbler

Win or lose, it’s always fun to go to a Grey Cup party, especially when you have friends like mine who always bring great food to share!  My contribution was this Apple and Berry Cobbler.  I used apples and blueberries hoping to inspire the Bombers with a bit of “blue and gold” .   Of course, I didn’t think about the fact that the blueberries would turn everything purple – hope that didn’t jinx our team!  Regardless of the colour and the results of the game – the food and cobbler were a huge hit!

Apple & Berry Cobbler

Try using a different type of prairie berry every time – high bush cranberry, wild blueberry, saskatoon, raspberry, or blackberry.

Winter Donations

Even if we can’t donate fresh fruit to the charitable organizations we keep in contact with throughout the summer, you can still donate other goods to them!

For a map of the nearest community and charitable organizations accepting donations, click here.

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Check out Sharing the Harvest for more detailed information on each organization, down to when they’re open and what types of food they accept!


Cheezy Zucchini Chips

One of the places that I picked apples at during the summer had a big garden with absolutely enormous zucchini in it. The homeower kindly offered to give me some zucchini – three in total! This recipe is how I used them up – large pieces of zucchini dry into much smaller chips, so you can use up a big zucchini really quickly this way. And this recipe is a much healthier way to enjoy a salty snack!

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And that's just ONE of the three zuchinni I was given!


  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced.
  • Soy sauce (I used Bragg’s) or liquid smoke.
  • Grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast flakes.
  • Garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Raw Vegetable Crackers

If you own a dehydrator, this is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables!


  • About 2 cups any vegetables (a mixture of carrots with the green tops, lettuce, onion, celery and sugar snap peas is nice), chopped.
  • 1 clove minced garlic.
  • 1 tbsp ground flax.
  • 1/4 tsp each crushed red pepper and cumin.


1) Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well-mixed. The more finely you chop your ingredients before putting them in the food processor bowl, the easier it will be to mix them!

2) Spoon onto parchment paper on the dehydrator tray and smooth over so that they are about 2 inches across. They should be spread very thinly (you should get between 10 and 15 crackers).

Fruit Share is closing down for the winter

After several whirlwind months of rescuing, sharing and enjoying fruit, it is time for us Fruit Sharers to do as the fruit trees do: take a break and rest.

frozen fruit

Today, the Fruit Share office is officially shutting down for the winter. We will still be posting on this blog, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, but the amount we post will be closer to once a week than three times a week.

You can also feel free to contact us at with any questions or comments you have, and we will do our best to get back to you within a week of receiving your email!

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Thank you for an amazing harvesting season

This is my last week as the Coordinator for Fruit Share – what a wonderful four months it has been! Time really flies when you’re having fun.

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There's something very pleasant about climbing up a tall ladder to pick piles of apples. Tasty, too!

To give you an idea of just how fantastic this season was, here’s a little comparison from the 2010 season to the 2011 season:

  • 436% increase in fruit harvested.
  • 485% increase in number of harvests.
  • 2,001% increase in number of volunteers.
  • 546% increase in number of homeowners.
  • 316% increase in number of charities donated to.
  • 1,110% increase in number of neighbourhoods Fruit Share operated in.

Fruit Share’s Board of Directors

This winter, Fruit Share plans to become incorporated. And that means we’ll need a Board of Directors!

We aren’t sure yet when exactly we will become incorporated or how many board members we will need, but we would love to know if you are interested.

Please email if you are interested in being on Fruit Share’s Board of Directors. We’ll get back to you later this winter when we know the final details about it, but for now, we just need to know who is (and how many are!) interested in volunteering on the Fruit Share Board of Directors. We hope to hear form you!

Fruit Share 2011 by the numbers

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7 partnering organizations

97 harvests

153 fruit owners

201 volunteer fruit pickers

19 charitable organizations helped

17 different types of fruits and vegetables rescued

1 trip to Apple Junction

6 fruit preserving workshop

1 cider press building workshop

7,386 lbs of fruit rescued

We hope you had as much fun as we did this harvesting season!