Monday, 8 August 2016

Apple Recipes

Here are some tried and true recipes for all those excess apples in the summer. Freezing apple pieces (use lemon juice first!) to use in the winter for crisps, pies etc and dehydrating them are other great ways to eat nutritious, local fruit all year! If you have any great recipes that you've used, share them with us!



Saturday, 23 July 2016

The start of the 2016 season is upon us! This is an exciting year with some new changes!

  • Fruit for Thought is now an incorporated non-profit organization! We have grown over the years and are now able to register officially. We can now do some fundraising and receive donations (although we cannot issue charitable tax receipts at this time).
  • With generous funding from RPIRG and Affinity Credit Union, we were able to hire a part-time summer coordinator for the first time - welcome Alicia Miller! She will be in charge of coordinating among volunteers, tree owners and organizations receiving donations. 
  • You can now check out photos updates on Twitter and Instagram @fftregina 
  • We have a new logo thanks to some beautiful graphic design by Alysha McEachern. Thanks Alysha!


With great weather in the spring we are expecting a large harvesting season. Therefore we need a lot of volunteers for both harvesting fruit and preserving fruit. If you or someone you know is interested, please email us at fruitforthought@hotmail.com to get on the list! It could be 1 hour a week or 1 hour the whole season, but we can't make a difference without your help!

We are always looking for fruit picking boxes (about the size of case of wine) and we are also looking for some plastic containers (e.g. ice cream pail) to collect more delicate fruit like cherries! If you have any to donate, please email us at fruitforthought@hotmail.com

Looking forward to a great season and hope to see you out there!

Here are some photos of our first couple harvests - rhubarb and apples.




Monday, 29 June 2015

Hello 2015!



We're back at it this year!  We will do our absolute best to harvest all registered trees, but based on demand this may not be possible, harvesting dates will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  
We're also looking for Harvest Coordinators!  If you're interested in getting involved, send us an email at fruitforthought@hotmail.com!
 
 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Our 3rd Season

We had another busy season in 2013! We harvested just under 3000lbs of fruit and donated to numerous organizations in the city.  A huge thank you to all of the volunteers and coordinators for making this possible!

Of course, a huge thank you also goes out to all of the tree owners for donating their trees to our organization.



We had the opportunity to harvest our first pear tree this year.   It was a welcome change from picking apples!


Earlier in the year we were the succesful winner of the Saskatchewan Waste Minimization award in the Non-Profit Category!




We're looking forward to 2014!




Thursday, 27 June 2013

Registration Now Open!

Registration is now OPEN!  Please visit our "Register a Tree" tab to sign up!




We will do our absolute best to harvest all registered trees, but based on demand this may not be possible, harvesting dates will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  

Thank you!  We appreciate your donation!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Coming to a Close

We've been harvesting like crazy all summer!

Registration is now closed but we will continue to harvest into the fall months.  

We had the opportunity to harvest our first cherry tree this year, which was a great and delicious experience!



We've also been busy in the kitchen, making delicious preserves such as Cherry Jam, Apple Chutney, Apple Sauce and of course Apple Crisp. 


Stay tuned for our final tree count and more pictures from the season. 


Monday, 16 July 2012

It’s That Time of Year!

Fruit for Thought is pleased to announce that we are once again accepting trees!


We will do our absolute best to harvest all registered trees, but based on demand this may not be possible, harvesting dates will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  

Please click on the Register a Tree tab above.
Thank you!  We appreciate your donation!