Guide to Backyard Fruit – Coming Soon!

It’s official!  Fruit Share received funding through the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance (MAFRA) to develop an online Guide to Backyard Fruit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I’m thrilled they chose to fund the guide.  Here’s what’s going to be included in the guide:

Identifying Manitoba Fruit
o   pictures, descriptions and illustrations to help homeowners identify what’s in their backyard
o   particularly useful to new homeowners and new Manitobans
Recipes for Manitoba Fruit
o   recipes for enjoying local fruit
o   a minimum of 2 recipes for using for backyard Manitoba fruit (eg. Rhubarb, cherries, apples, crab apples, and grapes – not including U-Pick type fruits which are already well described by the Prairie Fruit Growers Association)
o   links to other organizations and sources of recipes (e.g. PFGA)
Preserving Manitoba Fruit
o   complete how-to instructions for preserving backyard Manitoba fruit
o   a minimum of 2 preserving techniques for backyard Manitoba fruit
o   links to other organizations and sources of preserving techniques
Harvesting Options
o   complete listing of organizations/groups who help harvesting fruit ( eg.Fruit Share, neighbourhood associations, Hutterite colonies, etc.)
Sharing Options
o   complete listing of organizations that will accept fruit and any specific criteria that must be met (eg. Agape Table, Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, Teen Challenge, etc.)
If you have recipes, preserving techniques, contact names or any other information that would be useful for the guide, please let email me at
We’re still waiting to see if we get funding for a printed edition of the guide book as well.  We’ll keep you posted.

2 thoughts on “Guide to Backyard Fruit – Coming Soon!

  1. Please! Please!!
    Some come and pick my lovely cooking apples!
    They are ripe and ready.. I don’t have time nore the space for 300lbs of apples.
    If any one out there wants them please email me .. they must be picked with in the next couple of weeks or they will start to rot on the tree.


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