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5th Annual Applefest!
August 12, 2017 Free
AppleFest! is the LSLA’s annual main event. The thing that tells the world we’re here! And you guessed it, it’s about living sustainably which means local food, local fossil-free energy and sustainable housing. These feature prominently under the theme of apples.
2017 will mark our 5th AppleFest! and as they say “you’ve come a long way baby!”. For the Fifth year running we’ve chosen downtown Lethbridge’s Galt Gardens as our venue. The date will be earlier than previous AppleFest’s meaning the apples we bring to the festival will be the kind that ripen at that time of year. Keep an eye on your apple tree!
This year the AppleFest! will be bigger and better than ever. We’ll have the usual features of on site apple juicing, local arts, crafts & services vendor tables, music, learning tents, kids zone, local sustainable business sponsorships and new this year… an apple-beer garden.
With a volunteer team that is already fully immersed in creation be sure to mark August 12th on your calendar!
To become part of the movement call or text Dil at 403.929.4378, email [email protected]
Tree Pickers Heaven
The LSLA maintains a database of tree donors. When you sign up to be an apple tree picker, you can choose a tree that suits you based on location, variety, ripening time and other details.
You can keep it simple with stepladders and bags or with the tree owner’s permission you can gather a team to help shake the tree down. (a large blanket is most useful for this)
The tree owner gets their negotiated portion of fruit and your team takes the rest. What to do with all those apples? Consider apple sauce, pies, crumbles, pancakes, apple cider, vinegar, chutney, or simply freeze the apples for later. Even deer, horses and pigs love apples!
If you make an appointment please keep it! If you can’t, then notify the owner. And remember to be mindful – you are being trusted with someone’s tree! So walk softly, be respectful of property and please clean up after yourselves.
Finally, feel free to give us feedback so that we can improve this site and make its contents more usable for future apple & fruit tree pickers.
To be an apple picker just send us an email to [email protected] giving us details we should know. Someone will contact you regarding tree availability, time, etc..