DON’T LET NUTRITIOUS FRUIT GO TO WASTE. HELP YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK OR CHARITIES and GET YOURSELF SOME FREE FRUIT!
Fruit Share Manitoba is a non profit organization that organizes and connects people to pick free fruit. What happens is that a home owner with extra fruit in their yard they have too much of contacts Fruit Share to organize a group of volunteers to come out. What happens is that the owners yard where the fruit is is tidied up from rotting fruit on the ground and then the fruit is picked. The fruit is split with the home owner (if they want it), the volunteer pickers, and then also to a volunteer organization in the city.
Many of the picks are crab apples but there are also other fruit picks such as cherries and rhubarb too.
Our fruit pick went well. I brought my son Evan along for the experience. The home owners were super kind and helpful. They allowed Evan to play in the backyard on their play equipment while myself and another lady scaled their crab apple tree. They even supplied us with ladders to use because living in an apartment that is one thing I do not own. Not all picks will have ladders available.
We got TONS of apples. I’d say at least 100 lbs of apples. It was a great experience for meeting new people and a wonderful way to get free fruit which I took home and processed some into apple sauce/butter for the family and my friends.
Most of the fruit was happily donated to Teen Stop in our area, as well as Union Gospel Mission in down town Winnipeg.
You can check out Fruit Share Manitoba here: http://www.fruitshare.ca
You can also see Getty on TedX speaking about how Manitoba Fruit share came to “fruition”. Scuse the pun!
Fruit share isn’t just a story about fruit. It’s about the volunteers, the home owners, and the charities too! Sharing what we have that we can’t used. Items that are normally wasted, under valued and underused. There are people that can use this fruit.
Contributing to our communities is a feeling worth sharing.
Take a moment today and think, what can I share with my community?