Get Your Own Cider Press – Special Offer

You know what they say – “when life hands you apples – make apple cider”!

Of course, to make apple cider you need an apple press.  And lucky for you, you can now own your very own, homemade cider press for only $75! And the good news is – you don’t even have to build it.

Darby Jones, one of our great Fruit Share Volunteers has offered his services to build a custom made cider press for the first 5 people to sign up!  All you pay is $75 for the raw materials and Darby will build you your very own cider press.  For an additional $25 he’ll even deliver it to your doorstep.

Dehydrated Raw Apple Almond Bars

In our “Bushels of Apples” presentation on February 25 at the Growing Local Conference we’ll be sharing taste samples of several recipes for dehydrated apples.  Here’s one of my favourites.  It’s also one of the many great recipes you’ll find in the Prairie Fruit book which will be available this spring.


Dehydrated Raw Apple Almond Bars

Yield: Makes 20 - 24 1x3” bars

Dehydrated Raw Apple Almond Bars


  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 3 Apples  
  • ¼ cup Apple Jelly or Honey
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract


  1. Chop almonds in food processor until fine; transfer to a bowl.
  2. Core and slice apples into quarters (do not peel). Chop in food processor until fine.

Fruit Share is Attending Growing Local 2012 – Are You?

Volunteer Darby Jones and I will be representing Fruit Share at this year’s Growing Local Conference.  We’ll be sharing tips, recipes, blueprints and ideas for what to do with “Bushels of Apples”.

I was blown away by the impressive, informative and all-encompassing information and sharing that took place at last year’s conference.  I’m eager to learn, share and network again this year!

Have you got your tickets?  Here’s more info…

Growing Local 2012: Celebrating 5 years!

February 23-25, 2012 at the Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith Street in Winnipeg

Celebrating 5 years as Manitoba’s premiere food security event, Growing Local will once again bring together consumers, farmers, traditional harvesters and everyone in between, for 3 inspired days of learning and sharing.

Fruit Share on stage at TEDxManitoba

The stage is set for TEDxManitoba on Thursday, February 9, 2012 and Fruit Share will be there (at 9:20 am to be exact)!

What is TEDx Manitoba?  It’s an inspiring and fulfilling event for those who are curious and interested in learning and sharing great ideas.  This is Manitoba’s second TEDx and it promises to be amazing.  Fifteen speakers and performers will share the stage to share stories, ideas and experiences that showcase some world changing ideas and initiatives.

Fruit Share is one of 15 topics that will be part of this event.  And we’re thrilled, because we believe it is definitely an idea worth sharing.