Aloha Apple Acquirers,
(…how’s that for alliteration!)

     Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we’ve finally managed to finish off the last of the turkey, (it was turkey pizza tonight, and my daughter has drawn the line and said ‘no more’.)

    However the Thanksgiving pick we did last Sunday met with much more success and turned out to be one of our best yet.  Not only did we get good weather, but we managed to harvest a whopping 270 lbs of Nashi Apple/Pears!  What a fantastic job!

    Many thanks to Marilyn & John, Stephanie and her daughter, Susan, Tom, Lynn, Mike & Gail, and Gail’s brother-in-law (who’s name escapes me, but he was a natural picker!) and Katelyn, for volunteering their time to make that happen.

    And seeing we may get a break on the weather in the next few days, I’d like to squeeze in another one this Saturday.  It would be as follows:

        Apple pick this Saturday Oct 15th at 10:30am
        1691 Wellington Crt (Burkeville, Sea Island)
        tree in the front yard.

    This one takes us yet again into another interesting area of Richmond.  The picturesque community of Sea Island near Vancouver International Airport.

  And afterwards you can always join the Richmond Food Security Society in it’s 6th annual World Food Day celebration. Lots of information booths plus free food prepared by Chef Ian Lai.  A film ‘feastival’ will also be running concurrently featuring the films ‘Dirt!, Food Security – it’s in your hands,’ and ‘The Garden.’

    That starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes to 3:00 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre.  For more information about it you can visit

    And regarding the pick, I’ve put a link to Google Maps showing where it is below.

     If you think you can come and help out, please drop me a quick e-mail.  Likewise, if anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me.

    Thank once again, and hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards

Geoff Snell

Fruit Picking Coordinator
Richmond Food Security Society
(604) 244-7377 (msg line)

“I like fruit baskets because it gives you the ability to mail someone a piece of fruit without appearing insane. Like, if someone just mailed you an apple you’d be like ‘Huh? What the hell is this?’, but if it’s in a fruit basket you’re like ‘This is nice!.’”
                                            – Demetri Martin

Link to Google Maps:

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