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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Symphony of the Soil

Manitoba Premiere of Symphony of the Soil

Manitoba is celebrating Organic Week (September 21 – 28th) by premièring a fabulous new documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, director of the Future of Food.

OFCM calendarSymphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.”

Meet the Media Team!

Hello! My name is Hadass Eviatar and I am fortunate to be the new volunteer publisher of this blog. What a privilege! It’s a big job and a big responsibility and I don’t take it lightly. Fortunately I have a wonderful team of volunteers to help me. In alphabetical order, here we are:

Christine TChristine Tuan has a love for food, health and wellness. She is thrilled to be working with the Fruit Share Media Team and is excited to connect with others who are passionate about food. When not volunteering with Fruit Share, she works as a registered dietitian, enjoys fitness and outdoor sports, and plans to expand her new garden this summer!


A Passion for Fruit

On February 12, 2013, the Manitoba Canola Growers launched their Be Well Story Contest designed to capture the stories of Manitobans who are living passionate lives. To launch the event, they partnered with the talented team at Coelement, who beautifully captured 3 stories of passion on video. The videos include the story of Doug Chorney a farmer from East Selkirk, Mary Jane Feeke a Chef and owner of Benjamin’s Gourmet Food and Getty Stewart the founder of Fruit Share.

The videos can be seen at The Be Well Stories. After watching, don’t forget to nominate yourself or another individual or group whose Be Well story demonstrates passion.

Fruit Share propaganda

Thank You! Help us spread the word about Fruit Share


Thank the fruit owner with a signed Thank you note (or make your own!)

Print one out before each pick. Leave it for the homeowner who shared their fruit with you. Just print + cut.

Apple stamp Thank You.

thank you note

Old school picking Thank you.

Black+white. An apple a day… Thank you.

Let the local community group know where the fruit came from

When donating 1/3 of the fruit to a local community group, let them know where the fruit came from. Print this “Compliments of Fruit Share” note card.

Fruit Share at Gardening Saturday

Fruit Share is going to Gardening Saturday.  Are you?

One of the most anticipated springtime gardening events for Manitoba Gardeners, Gardening Saturday will have everything you need to get ready for the spring gardening season.   It’s   your chance to talk to the experts, discover new products and methods and indulge your passion for gardening.

We’re excited to have a display in the Food Market so be sure to say hello.  We’ll be selling a limited number of copies of the Prairie Fruit Cookbook (click for a sneak preview).  Our printer has put in a rush order for 200 copies – the rest won’t be available until the official launch at McNally Robinson’s on Monday, April 30.  This 226 page, recipe, preserving and harvesting book featuring 9 different prairie fruit is one of those go-to reference guides that will be on your bookshelf for life.

Prairie Fruit Jeopardy – Ag in the City

Discover Agriculture in the City returns for a seventh year to the heart of Winnipeg Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18 at the historic Forks Market. This free, three-day event offers a rich, colourful glimpse inside one of Canada’s most vibrant industries through interactive exhibits, presentations, activities and cooking demonstrations. Discover Ag in the City.

Fruit Share will be there too!  We’ll be leading the crowd in a rousing game of Fruit Jeopardy to see just how much Winnipegers know about prairie fruit.

We’ll be on the main stage from 3:00 to 3:30 on Friday, March 16.  It’s guaranteed to be a great time!

Sharing Our Surplus on TEDxManitoba

On February 9, 2012, I had the honour and privilege of presenting about Fruit Share and Sharing Our Surplus at TEDxManitoba.  Today, that presentation is available on You Tube for everyone to watch.

Take a look and discover your X.

Share X: Sharing Our Surplus

Passionate about Sharing Fruit Photo by:Richard Ray Photography

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 featured in The Uniter

Please check out last week’s issue of The Uniter (Winnipeg’s downtown urban journal) for a story about Fruit Share!

Sagan Morrow

Photo credit: Liz Shearer

It turns out you can share your fruit and eat it too.

Founded last year as a pilot project in south Osborne, Fruit Share is an organization whose aim is to connect volunteers with homeowners in order to salvage perfectly good fruit that would otherwise go to waste.

Click here to read the rest of the article.