Photo: Trixie Pacis

Apple Capture: Pick & Press Events in Kimberley & Cranbrook

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
Please see below for specific event dates, times, and locations.


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 or Press events! 

Through the Apple Capture program last year, together with the help of volunteers, we picked 2,347 lbs. of fruit from 34 yards. Much of this was stored at the Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot, who utilized 657 lbs. of those apples. We also pressed about 1,690 lbs. of apples into 175 litres of juice with the help of 150 participants. Some of this juice went home with volunteers while some was donated to Food Recovery. Over 200 lbs. of mash and apple waste were donated to local farmers for animal feed.

We’re now seeking volunteers for this year’s Pick and Press events! Please find event details and a registration link below.



Meet at Public Produce Garden on:

September 1 (5 – 7 PM) – PICK
September 16 (10 AM – 2 PM) – PICK
September 18 (11 AM – 2:30 PM) – PRESS



Meet at Kimberley Community Garden on:

September 17 (10 AM – 2 PM) – PICK
September 24 (10 AM – 1 PM) – PRESS (9th ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY)
September 29 (5 – 7 PM) – PICK
October 2 (11 AM – 2:30 PM) – PRESS


Register here! 


What to Bring


Pick 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

Press 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


Learn more about last year’s success!


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