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Fruit Gleaning - Saturday Sept 16th at 9 am

COMMUNITY FRUIT GLEANING

Join the Rossland Sustainability Commission and Rossland Real Food to pick fruit from trees located on public land.

Help us pick all the fruit trees on Rossland's public land SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017. To participate meet at 9:00 am at Ecole de Sept Sommets to divide-up neighbourhoods and then head out with your ladders & boxes to pick fruit.  Bring your own ladders, boxes, and picking pails or bags.  A belt looped through a pail or cloth bag makes picking more efficient!

Turn your fruit gleanings into juice or cider!  To press fruit you glean at this event, book a pressing time by following the link below.  Pressings are on Sunday September 17 or Sunday October 8th at Happy Hills Farm in Happy Valley.

APPLE PRESSING
To book an apple pressing time follow this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M-Ko4Xw4C_YUTSZ-QuKjsm6hAoXqCkezXPs4Oq3V9t8/edit#gid=0

Pressing Instructions
1. Book a 1/2 hour time slot by filling in your name and contact info on any blank time slots. 
*Each press (takes 1/2 hour) fits up to three 18 gallon totes of apples and squeezes more than 25 litres of juice. You may need to book additional pressing times if you have more than a press load of apples. If you have less than a press load, let us know and we'll look for someone else who has a half press load.

2. Store your fruit in a cool place until pressing day. Check through your boxes and compost any bad apples before pressing day.

3. Bring your apples, juice jugs, and a cash donation to the fruit pressing location (Happy Hills Farm, Lower Happy Valley Road) at the time you booked. We’ll do our best to stay on schedule. 

Cost: Suggested cash donation of $20. Proceeds will go to operate and maintain the press and to purchase a smaller manual fruit press that will be available in the future to borrow for free. If the suggested donation of $20 is a significant barrier to your participation, please feel free to pay what you can.

Pressing Location: Happy Hills Farm, Lower Happy Valley Road (Look for the sign).

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Gleaning this Saturday!  Meet at 9 am at Ecole de Sept Sommets.  Bring boxes for putting your gleaned fruit in.   Ladders and pails would also be helpful.   

Help reduce bear attractants and make some yummy juice at the same time!  Don;t forget to book a pressing time.   See the bhubble Fruit Pressing post for more info on pressing.