The First Fruit of 2012

Here’s a look at the first batch of rhubarb shared with us for 2012.  Weighing in at 4lbs 4oz, this pre-picked bundle was shared with us by  home owners from the South Osborne area who have been donating their rhubarb since 2010.

I’ll be sharing this rhubarb, where I shared the very first batch back in 2010 – with the seniors of Fred Tipping Place.  The rest I’ll prepare for the  Dig In Manitoba Urban Fruit Harvesting workshop  on June 6 at the Riverview Community Centre.  Click here for workshop details and to register.

Last year we picked about 36 patches of rhubarb.  This year, let’s see if we can capture more untapped rhubarb throughout the city and in Steinbach.  Let no rhubarb be forgotten!

To that end, we have sent reminder notices to all of our registered rhubarb owners to see if they’d like to share with us again this year.  I suspect we’ll see some requests come in as early as next week.

In the meantime, if you spot unharvested rhubarb why not knock on the door and see if the owner will allow you to pick a few stalks.  Or, drop a Got Fruit? note in their mailbox to encourage them to sign up their rhubarb with Fruit Share.

We have volunteers ready and eager to pick the rhubarb growing in Winnipeg or Steinbach.

Please pass on the message that Fruit Share is looking for surplus rhubarb.  Even if it’s just one plant, chances are we’ve got a volunteer down the street who’d welcome the opportunity to pick a small patch.