Photo: James Christie Fougere

Apple Capture: Pick & Press Events

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - Sunday, October 8, 2023
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
Location:
Please see below for specific event dates, times, and locations.

Join us to pick apples and press juice!

In 2022, 310 volunteers of the Apple Capture program picked 2,966 lbs of fruit from 45 yards and pressed about 2,697lbs of apples into 223L of juice! Some of this juice went home with volunteers while some was donated to our local Food Recovery programs in each community. 

Cranbrook and Kimberley are home to many fruit trees and the harvest season is around the corner. Help us ensure that local fruit is diverted from going to the landfill or becoming wildlife attractants by volunteering at one of our Pick and Press events! 

CRANBROOK

Meet at Public Produce Garden (710 18 Ave N.) on:

  • POSTPONED — August 30, 4:00 – 7:00 pm — PICKING
  • COMPLETE — September 2, 4:00 – 7:00 pm — PICKING
  • COMPLETE — September 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm — PICKING
  • COMPLETE — October 7, 1:00 – 5:00 pm — PRESSING (POTLUCK TO FOLLOW)

KIMBERLEY

Meet at Kimberley Community Garden (915 Rotary Dr.) on:

  • COMPLETE — September 3, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm — PICKING
  • COMPLETE — September 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm — PRESSING (10th ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY)
  • COMPLETE — September 22, 4:00 – 7:00 pm,  — PICKING
  • COMPLETE — October 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm — PRESSING

What to bring

Picking events

  • Come dressed for the weather and the outdoors
  • Bring gloves, hats, snacks, and a water bottle
  • Bring a reusable bag to take home some apples
  • Please bring a truck and/or ladder along if you can
  • Carpooling is encouraged

Pressing events

  • Come dressed for the weather and the outdoors
  • Bring snacks and a water bottle
  • Bring a container to take home some apple juice
  • If you know someone with livestock, consider asking if they would like some apple mash for feed
  • Carpooling is encouraged

Thank you to the Columbia Basin Trust and City of Kimberley for supporting this program.