Canning apples

While Fruit Tree has officially wrapped up for 2011, we are still dabbling here and there with canning / preserving workshops.

At the request of the Strathcona Neighbourhood Council, we gathered at Erskine Presbyterian Church and canned some apples.

Thanks to Dawn for organizing this event and for Erskine Church for letting us use their commercial kitchen.

Been Involved? We'd LOVE your feedback!

Hey there, if you have come out to events, or have let us pick from you, we would love to hear from you. We have a scrapbook for The Fruit Tree Project in the works and we'd love all of the info we can get.

Here are a couple questions that you can answer:

What attracted you to the Hamilton Fruit Tree Project?
What was your favourite / most memorable time?
Or, if you have other comments you can write up whatever you like.
Thanks a bunch, and we really look forward to hearing from you!

All emails can be sent to Kirsten, at
By Thursday December 8th, 2011.

Last Harvest of the Year!

It was a perfect day to spend outdoors, harvesting apples for Hamilton FoodShare.
The sun was shining and the air crisp at Williams Orchards in Milton, ON.

It was the last day of harvesting for Hamilton Fruit Tree Project, Hamilton FoodShare and Halton Fruit Tree Project and what a way to end the season - we harvested 7,000+ lbs of Ira Reds and Empires with the help and hard work of our amazing volunteers!

A huge thank you to Williams Orchards and farmers Elgin and Sandra (pictured below is Elgin) for their generosity - they even welcomed us into their homes as we broke bread ( roti, actually) for lunch.

Thank you to our partners, Hamilton FoodShare and Halton Fruit Tree Project - it was great to work together over the harvesting season and we look forward to 2012!

A big thank you to our volunteers who come out and work hard - always inspiring!

Hamilton Fruit Tree will be back in 2012.

Apple picking this Saturday

We are gearing up for our last pick of the year. Partnering with Hamilton FoodShare and Halton Fruit Tree Project, we are heading to Milton to harvest apples - talk about community partnerships!

Bushels of Onions!

Monday was a great day to shuck eight bushels of onions at Our Fathers Farm.

Fatima and Kirsten hard at work!
Thanks to Hamilton FoodShare and Our Fathers' Farm.