Tag Archives: 2010

Snow is here – thanks everyone for an amazing 2010 season!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to send out a quick thank you to all our helpers and generous fruit growers who shared their time and fruit with edmonton folks. We had a great season that saw us picking more apples than last year as well as getting more and more requests.

Winter is a time to reflect on the seasons past and this is just what we will be doing over the coming months. We had an amazing summer/fall of fruit, and even got to make raw apple juice with a press and crusher. We hope to be able to do this again next year. the juice was so delicious!

For all you great volunteers out there, we will be having a potluck or two over the winter to celebrate OFRE and share ideas, etc. with each other. Stay tuned in the coming weeks. Once times/dates are picked an email will be sent out to all the volunteers with more information.

Take care and thank you for so generously donating your time and your fruit!


POSTPONED: juicing, canning party

Hi everyone,

IMPORTANT: The juicing, canning party has been postponed until the following weekend. The ever popular apple crusher and barrel press will be unavailabe this weekend as planned, so we will be juicing on the weekend of (october 2nd or 3rd). more details to follow next week.

Sorry for the short notice. enjoy the warm weather and have a great weekend.


Juicing/Canning Party – Sept 5th

Do you have a basement or garage with tons of OFRE apples you have not done anything with yet?
Do you want to turn them into applesauce or beautiful cider?

We’re having a Juicing Party this Sunday at 1:00pm!
Bring your apples, or other fruit to press, and some jars to can it in.

We’ll have a barrel press, a steam juicer, and an applesauce maker. if you have other gadgets you’d like to share feel free to bring them.
We’ll have a water bath canner set up for sealing the jars before you take them home.

WHAT: Juicing & Canning Party
WHEN: Sunday Sept 5 at 1:00pm
WHERE: 9722 87 Ave

Please RSVP to: ofre.edmonton@gmail.com please so we know how many people to expect.

If you’re away for the long weekend don’t worry, there will be another preserving party in a couple of weeks.

More fruit pickings: August 17th-20th

More opportunities for fruit from OFRE!

Wednesday, August 18th: on the north side of the city – meet at 13312 – 116 Street at 6:30pm (feel free to be a bit later if you need a bit more time – just call my cell to make sure you find us) to pick cherries, apples, and crabapples at 2 or 3 houses at least.

Thursday, August 19th: on south side of the river in Old Strathcona – meet at 9740 – 84 ave. at 6:30pm to pick eating and baking apples at 2 locations.

Friday, August 20th: Fruit picking in Southgate area. Meet at 10916-41Ave. at 6:30pm to pick eating and baking apples and crabapples at 2 or more locations.

Please bring a ladder if you possible can, and boxes/containers for fruit.

Thanks everyone and sorry for the late notice!

Fruit is ripening!

Hi everyone,
So, i imagine many of you are noticing that some fruits such as cherries and raspberries are starting to ripen! This is good news for fruit pickers and growers.

We are so glad many of you are excited about being involved again this year. We are just getting into our picking season, so we will be contacting volunteers for pickings in the upcoming weeks. you may get contacted by one of the lovely OFRE coordinators/captains: Jess, Amy, Lynn, Hank, Megan, etc.
We had a small picking last weekend and picked some evan’s cherries.

I will post some recipe ideas for evan’s cherries later this week/weekend. so stay tuned!