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Rossland Community Fruit Pressing New DATES: Oct 7 & 8th

NEW!  Pressing on Saturday October 7th between 9 am - 12:30 pm 

Let's squeeze some juice! Rossland's Sustainability Commission and Moon Gravity Farm will host  community apple pressing dates this fall: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017 between 9 am - 3:30 pm. and SATURDAY Oct 7th between 9 am - 12:30 pm.

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 (Moon Gravity Farms,  1991 Princess - junction of Princess and Washington in Lower Rossland) 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.

Location: New Location for all pressings - Moon Gravity Farms in Lower Rossland -  1991 Princess (Princess &  Washington)


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First fruit pressing this Sunday!

This Sundays pressing event is booked up, and spots are filling quick for October 8th - book now and don't miss out!

The first pressing date is full (this Sunday 16). There are still spots for the 2nd pressing day, Sunday, October 18. If you want to press your fruit sooner, check out Press Fest + Picklepalooza this event in Slocan Park hosted by Kootenay Food...

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And, come help us glean fruit this Saturday. Meet at Ecole Sept Sommets at 9:00 am. Bring a ladder if you have one and containers.

 

Any chance of doing the pressing on Saturday the 16th as well? I would love to pick with the community and be able to press locally.

I will investigate the possibility of adding another press day next weekend if there's interest. Could you send me your email?

IMPORTANT: Fruit Pressing for this Sunday 16 has changed locations to 1991 Princess Ave (End of Washington) Moon Gravity Farm.

We will be gleaning fruit tomorrow morning (Saturday 9-12) all over town. Check out this awesome map of Rossland's public fruit trees: http://www.rossland.ca/web-maps/fruit-trees/index.html

If you are planning to glean tomorrow and don't have a press time booked for Sunday, don't worry there will be a few options to press your fruit. Picked fruit can be stored for a long time in a cool room (ie. unheated north facing porch or unheated basement floor). 

New Pressing times added!  We have added another half day.  Pressing times are available for Saturday October 7th between 9am - 12:30pm.

All apple pressings are taking place at Moon Gravity Farms - 1991 Princess in Lower Rossland.

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

Juice your apples!  NEW time slots for pressing this Saturday October 7th between 9 am-12:30 pm.   Sign up here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M-Ko4Xw4C_YUTSZ-QuKjsm6hAoXqCkezXPs4Oq3V9t8/edit#gid=0 

New pressing times available this Saturday Oct 7.  Click the link in the post above to book your pressing time.

One space on Sunday Oct 8 now available.  3 spaces still available on Saturday Oct 7 morning.  To book an apple pressing time follow this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M-Ko4Xw4C_YUTSZ-QuKjsm6hAoXqCkezXPs4Oq3V9t8/edit#gid=0

Still spaces on Saturday and Sunday for fruit pressing.   Apples and pears make great juice.   Sign up now/

3 spaces available on Sunday!  30 minutes slots are available at 9:30 am , 10 am and 12 noon.  5 gallons of apples will yield 2 litres or more of juice.    Pears also make good juice.   Bring your containers.... clean plastic containers like OJ bottles, vinegar bottles etc or just a big kitchen pot.       Sign up here.   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M-Ko4Xw4C_YUTSZ-QuKjsm6hAoXqCkezXPs4Oq3V9t8/edit#gid=0

 

Still 3 pressing time slots available today.  If you're out and about today, and haven't seen the press in action,  drop by Moon Gravity Farms abetween 1-3:30 today.