Come Paint with Fruit Share!





We’re hosting a Paint Nite event to raise money and have fun. And you’re invited!Small paint nite photo

At Paint Nite, a master artist will provide all the supplies and step-by-step instructions for our painting while we socialize and sip cocktails. Pretty sweet!

No art experience is needed! Bring a friend and let’s have some fun.

Here are the details and link to register.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Place: Vodka Rocks 9-1875 Pembina Hwy (Bishop Grandin & Pembina)

Cost: $45 (a portion of this goes to Fruit Share)

Register Here: Fruit Share Paint Nite Registration

Let’s put the FUN back in fundraising!

Pie and Cider Fundraiser – Pick Up Information

Today’s the day to pick up your pie and cider!

Winnipeg fundraiser

You can also pick up a pumpkin or two.

We’ll see you between 2 to 4 pm, Saturday, October 3 at:

525 Beresford Avenue (Churchill Park United Church)

Also, ask us about our upcoming discussion about Food Waste and our film screening of “Just Eat It”.  We’ll have tickets available for sale.


See you soon!


Pie & Cider Fundraiser!

Winnipeg fundraiser


1. Pre-order* a bunch of freshly baked pies and pressed apple cider
2. Get your friends and family to pre-order* more pies and cider (tell them in person or forward this email!)
3. Come out to Churchill Park United Church on Saturday, Oct. 3 between 2 and 4 PM to pick up your goodies…
*PRE-ORDERS ONLY. There will be NO pies/cider available for walk-up sales at Pick Up, Oct 3.


The simplest and fastest! Order and pay ONLINE here.
For the ol’ fashioned route, print the order form, fill it out, make a cheque out to MAHE, and mail it to Box 582, Station Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2J3.

Introducing Wendy Erlanger, Fruit Share’s 2015 Summer Coordinator

We are delighted to have Wendy on board as part of the Fruit Share team! Wendy will be taking over all of the summer coordinator work over the next few months.

Wendy is a multi-passionate, lover of learning, connector of people and she enjoys teaching and sharing healthy and delicious food. She began her career teaching children before moving into curriculum development and teacher training.

She is the founder of More Than Shoes, a program that provides new running shoes and winter boots for children in need, and the author of More Than Soup (a fundraising cookbook for CancerCare Manitoba’s Soup Cart Program).

Fruit Share Coordinator

Fruit Share receives Assiniboine Credit Union Grant

We love teaching people all about fruit, how to take care of it, pick it, preserve it, cook with it and bake with it. In fact fruit promotion and education is right up there withour love ofeating, picking and sharing fruit!


That’s why we’re super excited to once again receive a grant from the Assiniboine Credit Union to help us facilitate workshops and events that will help us increase awareness of our local fruit and what to do with it.

Camille Metcalfe of PegCityJams has led many of our workshops over the last couple of years and will be at it again this season. Camille has a creative flair in the kitchen and gets groups making chai crab apple jelly, fruit ice cream, fruit soda syrups and amazing baked goodies.

Fruit Share receives CIRA Grant for Fruit Connection System

Over the last five years, we’ve been listening, observing and jotting down comments, suggestions and ideas for a moreeffective, efficient, affordable way to access and share surplus fruit. We combined these ideas with our own experiences and created a wish list that looked a little like this.

What if…

  • there were an easier way to connect fruit owners with fruit pickers?
  • there were a dynamic map showing all fruit available for picking?
  • fruit owners could have more control over posting their fruit?
  • fruit pickers could see what fruit was available for picking anytime, anywhere?
  • fruit owners and pickers could connect on their own as needed?
  • organizations who accept fruit donations could post their location and details on that same map?

Fruit Share becomes Program of Manitoba Association of Home Economists

Fruit Share is now a program of theManitoba Association for Home Economists(MAHE)!


WHAT?! Yup, that’s right, we are no longer a loose collection of volunteers rescuing and sharing fruit. We are Fruit Share, a fruit rescuing program of the Manitoba Association of Home Economists.


Since its beginning in 2010, Fruit Share has been managed by a remarkable team of volunteers who love rescuing and sharing fruit. Our passion for all things fruit drove us to grow Fruit Share. Along the way we’ve worked with and had great support from organizations like Sustainable South Osborne,CCEDNet, Food Matters and funders like the Winnipeg Foundation, Assiniboine Credit Union, the United Way and the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance.

The Search for the 2015 Fruit Share Coordinator

Fruit Share Posting 2015

Do you have what it takes to be the 2015 Fruit Share Contract Coordinator?

We’re looking for a self-motivated contractor to make the 2015 fruit harvest a success. The contractor will work out of their own home to promote, coordinate and administer all aspects of Fruit Share from the beginning of July to the end of October. They will work closely with the Fruit Share Advisory team to ensure all established targets are met.

This contract is worth $6,000. Hours will be set by the Coordinator and will vary week to week with late August to mid-October being the busiest time.

For more details please read the following:
Fruit Share Coordinator Ad 2015

Another Spring Fling Prize Pack

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Fruit Share Manitoba would like to extend our thanks to the following Spring Fling prize pack sponsors (clockwise from top left):

Long time Fruit Share picking volunteer and fan Sew Dandee is donating a prize pack!

Thanks to Manitoba Chicken for supporting the Spring Fling with a beautiful cookbook from Great Tastes of Manitoba.

We needed a POPP of chocolate in our assortment of awesome door prizes so Constance Popp Chocolates donated this prize pack: a box of gorgeous fruit-infused chocolate truffles. There’s even a rhubarb one!

Spring Fling Prize Packs!

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Fruit Share Manitoba would like to extend our thanks to the following Spring Fling prize pack sponsors (clockwise from top left):

Manitoba Canola Growers donated this backpack filled with recipes, cool cooking tools and a pretty snazzy apron.

The U of M Press jumped in with a great bundle of books, including Forest Prairie Edge by Merle Massie, Growing Resistance by Emily Eaton, and Winnipeg Beach by Dale Barbour.

Looking for a new do for this year’s fruit season? Salon POP has donated a complimentary cut, colour and follow up visit with Carrie and some Aveda hair products.

Need it for the holidaze? Get it at the Holidaze!

Fruit Share will be at the 11th Annual Holidaze Craft Sale.

Be the favorite elf this holiday season with fine and funky, local and luscious gifts for every style and every budget! This is our big Fruit Share fundraiser of the year, and we’d love to see you there.

holidaze craft sale

Saturday, Nov. 22 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Nov. 23 10am – 7pm
The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue

We’ll have plenty of snacks, hot drinks, and take-home goodies. It’s an excellent opportunity to enjoy delicious fruit products and support Fruit Share at the same time! We hope to see you there.

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