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Local Preserves for Sale - Sunday Dec 18

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  • Local Preserves for Sale - Sunday Dec 18

    Fruits of Sherbrooke rescues fruit grown locally that is excess or abandoned and turns them into jams, jellies, fruit topping and fillers, sauces and savouries. Our last sale before gift time is on Sunday December 18th from 10 am to 3 pm. Address is 13008 - 122 Ave. These make perfect gifts, stocking and basket fillers and a tasty addition to your table. The fruits are grown locally, picked within walking distance of the kitchen and made without the use of chemicals or preservatives.
    Cherries have become Cherry Jam, Chocolate Cherry Jelly, Brandied Cherry Jelly. Local pears made Vanilla Spice Pear Jam, Raspberry Pear Jam, Almond Pear Jelly. Crab apples have found fame in new combinations such as Taffy Apple Jelly, Tarragon Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, Lemon-Black Pepper and Gin Jelly and a gorgeous hot pink sauce. Rhubarb combinations are still available including Strawberry Rhubarb with Sambuca. Apple filling and topping is chock full of fresh local apples complimented with lemon and spices and ready for crepes, waffles, galettes, pies and cheesecakes. We also have no-sugar-added Roasted Apple Sauce. There is also mint jelly, Highbush cranberry jelly and other savouries. Check out our website for our story and full listing. We are also for sale through Good Food Box, Earth's General Store and Culina Muttart.

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    From waste to paste Volunteers turn unwanted fruit into tasty preserves

    "Every time Christina Piecha rescues unwanted apples from a local tree, she estimates she saves 500 pounds of fruit. Fruit that otherwise might be wasted goes into jars of applesauce and chutney. And perhaps a half dozen new immigrant women and a handful of AISH recipients are employed as they learn to rescue and cook the fruit.

    This endeavour began three years ago in Edmonton's west end, in the neighbourhood of Sherbrooke, when Piecha and fellow volunteer Carol Cooper were out tending flowers as part of a community beautification project. As the women walked down their own back alley, behind nearly every house, they saw hundreds of rotting deadfall apples.

    “We saw this incredible waste of food and yet people in this city are going hungry,” said Piecha."

    A couple of recipes included in the story.