Sign Up! 2017 Community Fruit Pressing - Sept 17 & October 8

Let's squeeze some juice! Rossland's Sustainability Commission and Happy Hills Farm will host two community apple pressing dates this fall: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017 between 9 am - 3:30 pm. 

A community fruit gleaning event is organized for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017. JOIN US! Scroll to the bottom for details...

To book an apple pressing time follow this link:

Pressing Instructions
1. Book a 1/2 hour time slot by filling in your name and contact info on any blank time slots. 
*Each press (takes 1/2 hour) fits up to three 18 gallon totes of apples and squeezes more than 25 litres of juice. You may need to book additional pressing times if you have more than a press load of apples. If you have less than a press load, let us know and we'll look for someone else who has a half press load.

2. Store your fruit in a cool place until pressing day. Check through your boxes and compost any bad apples before pressing day.

3. Bring your apples, juice jugs, and a cash donation to the fruit pressing location (Happy Hills Farm, Lower Happy Valley Road) at the time you booked. We’ll do our best to stay on schedule. 

Cost: Suggested cash donation of $20. Proceeds will go to operate and maintain the press and to purchase a smaller manual fruit press that will be available in the future to borrow for free. If the suggested donation of $20 is a significant barrier to your participation, please feel free to pay what you can.

Location: Happy Hills Farm, Lower Happy Valley Road (Look for the sign).

Help us pick all the fruit trees on Rossland's public land SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017. To participate meet at 9:00 am at Ecole Sept Sommets to divide-up neighbourhoods and then head out with your ladders & boxes to pick fruit. To press fruit you glean at this event book a pressing time by following the link above.