Help us rescue the unused fruit in your community through the Backyard Harvest!
We know there is an abundance of fruit in our city that goes to waste every year. We have heard from so many people that they don’t want to throw out the apples in their yard, but they don’t know what to do with them. This can be especially challenging in bumper crop years or with hard to use fruit like crabapples.
This is where Prairie North Cider Co. comes in.
We have teamed up with other community organizations to ensure the fruit in Edmonton reaches it full potential.
We will be accepting donations of fruit at our cidery in central Edmonton (location details & drop off times coming soon). This fruit will be processed into craft cider that benefits our community.
Sign up for Backyard Harvest reminders through our Fresh From the Press emails.
We accept the following fruit donations:
- Crab apples
This list doesn’t include all possibilities. If you happen to come across something else growing in the prairies that you think might be good in cider, let us know!
We accept fruit that is ugly, imperfect, or too tart to eat. Stay tuned for more guidelines on the fruit we will accept.
Backyard Harvest Club
You donation of fruit also gets you into our Backyard Harvest Club. This club gives you perks like discounted classes and merchandise, and also allows you to earn points towards entry in a draw for a prize at the end of the season.
A portion of profits from all our ciders are donated to non-profit organizations through our Community Cider Charity Program.
Here are the other ways we are working hard to impact our community:
Help us tackle food waste and support our local food systems and community organizations!
Remember to sign up for Backyard Harvest reminders through our Fresh From the Press emails.