Calendar

Sep
12
Sat
Apple harvest @ Friendly n'hood
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Apples need to be harvested, for pressing into juice later this afternoon. Probably only need 1-2 registered volunteer pickers to help, at 2 nearby locations. Locations will be shared to the first people who commit. Tools, ladders, pickers will be available. RSVP to matt@friendlyfruittreeproject.org, or 541-221-5760.
Thanks, Matt

Fruit pressing @ 1185 W 25th (Crowfeather Farm)
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Apples will be pressed using a hand-operated press. Some apples will be collected earlier this day from the neighborhood, but people are encouraged to bring more of their own! The press can do apples, grapes, whatever. We will have a washing station and necessary equipment. If you would like juice from your apples, we will have some to-go containers, but you should bring your own.
RSVPs are encouraged.
Thanks, Matt
541-221-5760
matt@friendlyfruittreeproject.org

Sep
19
Sat
Harvest @ TBD
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fruit harvest @ FAN
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There are two locations that are nearby each other, and I will need maybe 2-3 helpers total. There are nice red apples and some grapes (might be Concord). Tools, ladders, buckets will be provided. I will put some of the apples aside for pressing at Sunday Streets.
Contact me if interested, I will give the exact location once you commit.
Matt, 541-221-5760, matt@friendlyfruitreeproject.org

Sep
20
Sun
FFTP fruit pressing at Sunday Streets @ 1185 W 25th Ave
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We will be pressing fruit (mostly apples) this Sunday from 2-4pm during the Sunday Streets event (which goes from noon-4pm). Potted fruit trees will also be available for sale, which will help support the Project, as well as propagate some rare varieties that will help with neighborhood food security. Fruit trees (mostly apples, some pears, grapes) will be delivered and planted by FFTP volunteers to make it easy.

Sep
21
Mon
Jess (&Matt) to use, return apple press
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
17
Sat
Home Orchard Society’s All About Fruit Show
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

See and taste over 500 varieties of heirloom fruit! Speakers, fruit contests, cider pressing, prizes… Admission $6 (or $4 for members)
See more here: http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/growfruit/apples/join-us-at-the-2015-all-about-fruit-show/

Oct
18
Sun
Home Orchard Society’s All About Fruit Show!
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

See and taste over 500 varieties of heirloom fruit! Speakers, fruit contests, cider pressing, prizes… Admission $6 (or $4 for members)
See more here: http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/growfruit/apples/join-us-at-the-2015-all-about-fruit-show/

Oct
31
Sat
BRING’s Scary Fun Community Cider Pressing @ BRING Planet Improvement Center
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

BRING eventFrom BRING:

We hate waste. We absolutely hate it. And food waste is high up on the list of waste we hate. We have a scary good plan to stop some food waste this harvest season and benefit our watershed at the same time. 

We’ve joined up with our friends at WildCraft Cider Works to salvage the forgotten fruit in our own neighborhoods and backyards. On Saturday, October 31, BRING will host “The Scary Fun Community Cider Pressing,” the grand finale of WildCraft’s first ever Urban Orchard Apple Drive. 

Bring in the last apples, pears, and other urban fruits of the season to the Planet Improvement Center on Halloween between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll press some of the fruit into fresh cider for you on the spot.

WildCraft will use the rest of the fruit to handcraft an artisanal cider, slated for release this New Year’s Eve. In the spirit of community stewardship, WildCraft will donate 10% off all sales from Urban Orchard Cider made with fruit from the Community Apple Drive to the Long Tom Watershed Council, caretakers of Eugene’s watershed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/749049745239070/

Jul
31
Sun
Annual Picnic for Friendly Area Neighborhood @ Washington Park (19th & Washington)
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free, family-friendly event.  BYO picnic, with free root beer floats, live music, prize drawing, spray play.  Talk with representatives from local agencies and community organizations, including the Friendly Fruit Tree Project.