2017 OFRE Members Appreciation Night!

Attention OFRE Members!

We want to thank you for being such integral parts to the success of OFRE’s 2017 season in Edmonton. We had a record amount of members join us on a record number of picks rescuing a record amount of fruit!

Please join us for a pizza party on Monday November 20, 2017 at Tony’s Pizza Palace. We will provide the salad and pizza. Beverages will be available for purchase at the restaurant.

OFRE is glad to cover the cost for our current members and welcomes guests at a nominal $10 fee. Tickets are available  for purchase through Eventbrite.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 13th so that we can keep Tony’s updated with the amount of space we will require for the evening!

And lastly, please bring your fruit rescue canned creations for a fabulous canning swap within our membership! We have seen some fabulous creations over the past years and look forward to this swap each and every year to the future.

Re: Food Allergies – Tony’s Pizza Palace does not offer GF crust options and cannot guarantee that their salads remain GF due to the nature of the traditional pizza palace flair of tossing dough. If you have a dairy intolerance, we will order pizza without cheese!

Got questions? Shoot us a line at: info@operationfruitrescue.org

Community League Day Cider Pressing!

Join us in celebrating Community League Day around the beautiful City of Edmonton!

Join Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton at the orchard at McCauley School on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to press the seasons’ bounty of apples for cider making! We ask that you bring your apples along with cider carrying containers (i.e. jars, jugs, bottles, etc.) to take your prized liquid gold home. 1/4 of all cider created will be retained by OFRE for the bribing of volunteers for their handy efforts on orchard maintenance.

We are also in need of assistance from able bodies to help with orchard maintenance, project for the weekend. Maintenance activities will be determined closer to and is weather dependant (bench assembly, shelf assembly or siding installation). Volunteers will be garciously rewarded with fresh pressed cider and piping hot pizza for their efforts.

This event will take place rain or shine. All attendees are required to wear closed toe shoes on the orchard site for safety.

Permies at the Pub

We invite you to show off your best ’80s perm at the pub this Thursday!

Wait…What?

We do not actually want you to perm your hair, but we do invite you to join us to find out more about PERMaculture in Edmonton. The Edmonton Permaculture Guild hosts Permies at the Pub at the Yellowhead Brewery this Thursday, September 14th. The special guest speakers will chat you up about how to extend the harvest season with tips for canning and preserving, along with the information about the benefits of fermenting your summer food harvest. Meet cool people in the permaculture community. It’s exciting enough to curl your hair!

Let’s help make Permies at the Pub event as popular as the ’80s hairstyle trend!

Cider Pressing & Orchard Maintenance

Join Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton at the orchard at McCauley School on Saturday, September 9th from 1 to 4 pm to press the seasons’ bounty of apples for cider making! We ask that you bring your apples along with cider carrying containers (i.e. jars, jugs, bottles, etc.) to take your prized liquid gold home. 1/4 of all cider created will be retained by OFRE for the bribing of volunteers for their handy efforts on orchard maintenance.

We are also in need of assistance from able bodies to help with orchard maintenance, project for the weekend will be determined closer to and is weather dependant (bench assembly, shelf assembly or siding installation). Volunteers will be garciously rewarded with fresh pressed cider and piping hot pizza for their efforts.

This event will take place rain or shine. All attendees are required to wear closed toe shoes on the orchard site for safety.

Edmonton In Bloom Awards

You are invited to the annual Edmonton in Bloom Awards Ceremony, a celebration in recognition of the people, programs, and places that help to make Edmonton a bloomin’ great city!

A Fruit Hero Award will be presented by Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton and a Permaculture Award presented by the Edmonton Permaculture Guild. These are just a few of the awards to celebrate the volunteers and community members who contribute to making Edmonton a beautiful city. We hope you will join us at the old Royal Alberta Museum location for this blossoming event!

Find out more about this event on the Edmonton In Bloom Awards website and on Facebook.