Thanks for a great season and see you in 2016

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As we wrap up the 2015 Fruit Share season, we want to thank you SO very much for your support, membership and engagement! The season arrived early and was quite short but we managed to rescue some great fruit! In total, we rescued 8,854 lbs on 78 picks and composted 1,308 lbs. The fruit was shared with 33 different organizations!

 

We wish you a warm and healthy winter and look forward to connecting with you in 2016, when we open registration for the new season!

 

Let’s Talk Food Waste – October 16

 

Did you know we waste 40% of the food we grow in Canada (Ntl Resources Defense Council).  Yup, we put all that time, energy and resources into growing it, but it never makes it to our table.

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Are you as appalled as we are by this stat? We think we can do better and want to invite you to join our discussion about food waste in Manitoba.

Friday, October 16

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Tec Voc High School – 1555 Wall St.

Tickets $12 for Fruit Share members, $15 for fans of Fruit Share

What’s Included?

7:00 pm Networking and Food Samples

Sample Manitoba Made goodies from Peg City Jam, Sleepy Owl, Fresh Roots Farm, Cornell Creme and Zenbars

A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening-our local vendors and their passion……

We have talented, local vendors coming to our screening to share their delicious creations with us!

Today we are spotlighting Cornell Creme!

 

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Lisa Dyck is the owner of Cornell Creme Ltd. A business that started as a hobby in her own kitchen. She also co-owns Cornell Dairy Farms Ltd. with her husband, William Dyck. Cornell Dairy Farms is situated in Anola, Manitoba on 1,000 acres with 120 dairy cows that make the milk that goes into Cornell Creme Ice Cream. Lisa likes to connect with the food world and agriculture, using her company to bring awareness to farming and sustainability.

 

Watch our video!

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A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening, panelists and their passions…..

We are spotlighting each panelist so that you can become more familiar with their areas of expertise and their perspective on food waste, before you attend our screening of Just Eat It! on Friday, October 16th.

Today, we would like to highlight Daniel Kanu from Food Matters Manitoba.

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Daniel is the coordinator for Food Matters Manitoba’s Northern and Indigenous Program activities.  He is also a coordinator with the Wolseley Farmer’s Market, a seasoned cook with ten years of experience, and a volunteer for other food initiatives in Manitoba. For the past five years, he has worked at the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources assisting First Nations across Canada on projects that protect their Indigenous foods, lands and waters.
When we asked Daniel why food waste is an important area of focus, he said,
“Food is an important part of all our lives, whether it’s through the meals we prepare, the local food we buy or grow, the waste we compost, or the community and family food celebrations we enjoy. With an average of 40% off all household waste coming from food, a complete food system must include solutions to reduce food waste and utilize what we do throw away. Whether is through backyard composting, gleaning activities, municipal curbside composting pick up, or meal planning, Food Matters Manitoba is supporting various projects and programs that find ways to reduce and reuse food waste for the health of our environment and community.”
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A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening-our local vendors and their passion……

We have talented, local vendors coming to our screening to share their delicious creations with us!

Today we are spotlighting Fresh Roots Farm!

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Fresh Roots Farm is stewarded by Troy Stozek & Michelle Schram, based in Cartwright, MB. They offer raw honey, as well as grassfed beef and lamb and spray-free vegetables direct to local customers in Manitoba.

All attendees of our Just Eat It! Screening-Friday, October 16th will have the pleasure of sampling their delicious raw honey!

Buy your tickets NOW! This will be a delicious, fun and educational evening!!

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A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening, panelists and their passions…..

Over the next couple of weeks, we will spotlight each panelist so that you can become more familiar with their areas of expertise and their perspective on food waste, before you attend our screening of Just Eat It! on Friday, October 16th.

Today, we would like to highlight Kelly Beaulieu.IMG00174-20101109-0951

Kelly Beaulieu, who founded Canadian Prairie Garden, grew up as a member of the Sandy Bay First Nations in Manitoba, Canada. With her family’s priority on education, she became a professional Agrologist through her BSc in Agriculture and credentials earned from the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists.

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A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening-our local vendors and their passion……

We have talented, local vendors coming to our screening to share their delicious creations with us!

Today we are spotlighting Sleepy Owl Bread!Almond Sask and apple

Sleepy Owl Bread is a small batch from scratch bakery specializing in long fermented breads and pastries. They take pride in their craft and it shows!

A few words about their danishes:

“Our danishes are created with care and passion! First we mix our dough using locally grown and milled flour. Then we fold in layers of butter from Notre-Dame Creamery. We make all of our fillings from scratch using locally sourced fruit. Put them altogether and you’re left with a rich flaky pastry filled with a delightfully sweet combination of farmers care and bakers dedication. A joy to bite into.”

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A peek into our Just Eat It! Screening, panelists and their passions…..

Our panel discussion after the screening of Just Eat It!, moderated by Ace Burpee, promises to be enlightening and informative!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will spotlight each panelist so that you can become more familiar with their areas of expertise and their perspective on food waste.

Today, we would like to highlight Kenton Lobe.

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Kenton is a farmer and a teacher.  He teaches International Development and Environmental Studies at Canadian Mennonite University and spends the summers farming. For the past five seasons he has worked to launch the CMU Farm, an on-campus urban CSA farm.

 

When we asked Kenton to share a few thoughts on why food waste is an important area of focus him, he said,

The benefits of fresh pressed apple cider

 

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Why might you want fresh pressed apple cider? Well, we picked the apples, washed them, froze them for ultimate sweetness and then gave them to Cramptons to lovingly press and pasteurize for us. You will know the fruit is fresh and has been rescued by Fruit Share! It is pure, natural and local, with no sugar added. Beyond that, there are many nutritional benefits-potassium, vitamin c and iron! Stock up for winter!

2014 Season is ready to roll…

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If you agree, read on.

Fruit Share has rescued and shared over 30,000 lbs of fruit in our first 4 years. Our strong start and ‘free’ programming were due to the generous financial support from The Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance, United Way and Assiniboine Credit Union.

This funding won’t last forever. We know you agree Fruit Share should continue!

 

That’s why we need you to become a Fruit Share member for just $10. * **

 

Why become a member?

  • To register your fruit
  • To register as a volunteer picker
  • You value the work that Fruit Share does
  • You hate seeing delicious fruit going to waste
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Marlene Street Resource Centre

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Contact Information

Street Address: 6-27 Marlene Street
Phone:(204) 253-8994

Website: www.marlenestreet.com

Marlene Street Resource Centre is a United Way Member Agency located at #6-27 Marlene Street in the neighbourhood of St. Vital. The Centre is committed to community outreach and development for the surrounding population living in the Marlene Street Manitoba Housing Development.


Donations Accepted

All food items and craft supplies

Donation Logistics

When

Mondays and Thursdays 10-3 pm

Where
Front Door of Marlene Street Resource Centre, ring the bell if the door is closed/locked ask for Samantha or Angela

Special Notes

Any other special instructions our volunteers should know about? No

Safety Guidelines

Fruit Pickers

Remember – Fruit Share has not seen or inspected the site.

 

Do NOT climb the trees.

Do NOT climb on fences, garages, sheds or other objects on the fruit owners property (or their neighbours’).

Do NOT shake trees.

Do pick in light rain. Sing.

Do NOT pick when there is lightening or thunder.

Be cautious of slippery surfaces (i.e. ladders rungs, tree branches).

Do NOT pick if you feel unsafe for any reason!

Fruit Share does not provide ladders. Click here for further info on ladder safety.

Kids and Guests

You are responsible for your children’s safety while on site.

Check with the fruit owner if it their yard is appropriate for children.

Fruit Owner Safety Considerations

Safety Considerations for Fruit Owners

Have a look at your fruit tree or bush before registering it for volunteer pickers.

Be sure you are inviting volunteers to a space that seems appropriate and safe. Our pickers are volunteers from the community and not professional pickers or arborists.

Please consider:

  • Are there wasps or bees swarming near or in the bush/tree?
  • Are there weak or broken branches?
  • Are there any power lines intersecting the branches?
  • Are there a lot of uneven ground, rough surfaces?
  • Do you have a large or defensive dog?
  • Is there sufficient access at the base of the tree for either volunteers to gather to pick or for a ladder to reach the tree?
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Spotlight on The Laurel Centre

The Laurel Centre provides individual and group counselling to women whose lives have been impacted by childhood sexual abuse.  We recognize addictions and other compulsive coping behaviours, as long term consequences of unresolved trauma.

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

Season Windup and Pie + Cider Pickup Day!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who ordered pie and cider from us. We sold almost 200 apple and pumpkin pies and lots of delicious John Boy Farms’ cider!

All of the orders must be picked up at our Annual Wind Up, this SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 2013 between 2-4pm at 525 Beresford Avenue (Churhill Park United Church). You MUST pick up your order at this time (any pies/items NOT picked up will be donated to our favourite local organizations).

If you missed out this year, you’re still welcome to come to our Annual Wind Up! Poco-Razz farm has graciously donated over 100 pumpkins that we are going to be carving, we’ll have our big raffle draw for the Excalibur 9 tray food dehydrator, and you can purchase a slice of pie and cup of coffee to enjoy at the event.

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