Thank You United Way!

Remember last summer?  I know, it’s hard to think of those hot sunny days  when the snow is 15 feet deep (maybe I’m exaggerating a bit!).  Think back to all that fruit that was available for picking.  Think back to the chaos surrounding the scheduling of those harvests.  It was nasty – we know and we’re sorry.  Together, we did the best we could and we survived.  Actually, we did more than survive – we rescued and shared over 10,000 lbs of fruit.  We did awesome.

Now imagine doing all that good work and not getting frustrated in the process!  Imagine a harvest management system that works and makes registering, scheduling, confirming and reporting on  harvests super easy, consistent and reliable.  Wouldn’t it be a dream.  Well, thanks to the support of the United Way Winnipeg’s Organizational Development Fund, our dream is about to come true!


Fruit Share needs booth volunteers

March 1 | Growing Local Conference, March 1st 7:30-11 or 11-3:30
we’ll pay for your (awesomely delicious and locally sourced) lunch if you can cover 1/2 day shift!

March 23 | Gardening Saturday from 9-4, CMU, we’ll pay the admission if you can cover 2+ hours at the booth.

All events are to promote the work of fruit share and find more volunteers to help out!

Fruit Share has promo flyers, brochures, info boards and cards for use at all events.

Please email us at to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

Take the DIG IN Challenge!

Fruit Share enthusiasts… we invite you

to take The Challenge

Wish you had time for healthy, local, and fair food in your busy life? The Dig In Challenge is your guide to connect with great farmers, cook from scratch, get things growing, enjoy family meals with meaning, store the harvest, and get more out of life with less!

Step by step. Week by week. The Dig In program will help you sort through the fact and the fiction, and you’ll get the tools and support you need to kickstart your journey. Are you up for it?

The sign-up form for individuals can be found here.
And they also have a special Dig In Challenge for Workplaces page here.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a healthy, happy and fruitful 2013!

It’s a great time to think about new beginnings, growth and opportunities.  What lies in your future?

If your dreams have ever included developing a new food product – here’s some info that may be of interest to you.

The attached poster includes information on upcoming workshops on Food Product development offered by Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives.  Contact the local MAFRI office indicated at the bottom of the poster for information and to register.

Food Product Course

Perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?