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.

food in canada map

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

Spotlight on Winnipeg Harvest

When we have a large amount of fruit, Winnipeg Harvest is a great place to donate.

Winnipeg Harvest

Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community-based organization. They are committed to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families. They are also committed to maximizing public awareness of hunger while working towards long-term solutions to hunger and poverty.

Winnipeg Harvest uses donated fruit to prepare meals, fill food hampers and share with other organizations.

Contact Information

Street Address: 1085 Winnipeg Avenue

Phone: 204-982-3663

Website: www.winnipegharvest.org

Donations Accepted


Apples, apricots, berries, crab apples, grapes, rhubarb, sour cherries, plums

Other Food Items

WANTED – Food Charities

We’re looking for organizations that accept perishable food donations to share our fruit with and to feature in our “Guide to Backyard Fruit”.

Fruit Share is expanding into six new neighbourhoods this summer.  That means we’re going to have a lot more fruit to share.  It also means we can help provide fresh, local, nutritious food to some of the 58,000 Manitobans that use food banks each month. 

But, no matter how big Fruit Share gets, we know Fruit Share volunteers will never be able to pick it all.  We also know that Winnipeg homeowners hate to see their fruit go to waste.  So, we’re also producing a “Guide to Backyard Fruit” that will help homeowners identify what’s growing in their backyards, how to use it and what to do with any left over fruit.  This guide will include a listing of as many organizations in Winnipeg that accept fresh fruit as possible.  Hence, the call for Food Charities.

Delicious Apples

It took two of us, three hours to pick 210 lb of delicious apples from this tree.  The homeowner was as thrilled to see her apples being harvested and put to good use as we were to have them. They’re perfect for eating right off the tree or turning into endless apple recipes (stay tuned for Aleta’s great Maple Apple Crisp recipe).

This morning, the kids and I delivered four big boxes (about 120 lb) to Winnipeg Harvest.

Picking, eating, processing and sharing all those wonderful apples brought us and many others a lot of JOY! To learn more about the JOY flower you see in this photo visit Deb-Dawson Dunn’s site – Get It Dunn .