Interview with Erin Crampton & an Apple Cider Press

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Erin Crampton is the owner and chief instigator of Crampton’s Market, whose tagline is “We sell good food to nice people.” I recently had the opportunity to chat with Erin about her latest venture, an apple cider press.

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Where does this passion for local food come from? Erin laughs at the big question. She grew up on a farm outside Notre-Dame-des-Lourdes, where her parents ran a mixed cow-calf operation, raised grain, strawberries, raspberries and saskatoons, and because they weren’t busy enough, started making jam in their commercially licensed kitchen.

So Erin comes from an entrepreneurial, agricultural spirit and knew lots of people in that realm.

What’s the Buzz about Fruit Share?

Welcome to new friends and familiar ones! We are looking forward to the 2014 season ahead. In the meantime, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share more information about the organization and what we are about.

 

The Back Story

The revolution began in the spring of 2010. Frustrated with fresh, local, nutritious fruit going to waste, and the desire to help others, Getty Stewart started Fruit Share in her South Osborne neighborhood. The inspiration to create Fruit Share came to Getty after reading an article about volunteer fruit rescuing operations in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Victoria. During the first summer, 10 volunteers harvested over 1,600 pounds of fruit at 20 picks and calls started to come in from all over Winnipeg. By the second year, Fruit Share grew to a stunning 201 volunteers harvesting over 7,300 pounds of fruit from 153 registered fruit owners.

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Contact Info

Street Address: 104 Rosyln Road
Phone: (204) 783-5460
Website: www.thelaurelcentre.com

Donations Accepted
Fruit, other food items and non-food items.

Donation Logistics
When: Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: 104 Roslyn Road

Pie, Pie and More Pie

In an effort to raise funds for our ongoing operations (we need about $10,000/yr) Fruit Share held a pie and cider sale this fall. And of course, we opted to make the pies from scratch with apples and pumpkins rescued by Fruit Share. We were pleasantly surprised by the tremendous support we received from you and all of Winnipeg! We sold 200 pies and endless jugs of cider. Making all those pies was pretty intense but with the help of some very dedicated volunteers we succeeded and ended up raising about $1,300.

A big thanks for the product donations and financial support of Controlled Air, Poco Razz Farms, Sobey’s, RedPath Sugar and Prairie Flour Mills.  Another big thanks goes to Jeanine Friesen of The Baking Beauties for making our gluten free pies and to IBEX Payroll for their ongoing administrative support.