WE WANT YOUR FRUIT
Are you tired of picking up fruit in the fall? Are all those apples or pears ending up in your green bin? Let us fix that!
Our Fruit Donor program allows you to donate your fruit to help us make great, local cider. Earn a free cider!
Any donation that is more than 15kg of fruit, we will give you a c0upon worth 1 glass of cider or 10% off a retail purchase. Valid Oct 1-Nov 30, 2021
August 28 - October 3
SATURDAY: 1 PM - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Share photos of your picking party on social media.
Remember to tag @sunnycider_ca and use the #fruitdonor hashtag
Where do we drop off fruit?
SunnyCider Cider House & Kitchen:
When can I drop off the fruit?
Stay Tuned for 2021 dates. Coming soon.
What fruit is acceptable?
How do I know if my apples are ready to pick?
Do you take windfall apples/pears?
Unfortunately we can’t. While we wash every piece of fruit that comes into our cidery, we can’t guarantee there aren’t any other pathogens that may be on the ground. Especially in the case of pet yards. This will save us having to go through every piece of fruit that we get as well for rotten or bruised apples. It’s true what they say, one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch!
What about bruised apples/pears?
We can’t take bruised fruit because as mentioned above, one bad apple spoils the bunch. There is no guarantee we can get to pressing the apples immediately so it could set the whole batch off. If you do have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about scabby apples?
These we will take. They do make amazing cider! As long as they haven’t already fallen are become bruised. They can’t be picked up from the ground though.
Do you take crab apples?
What do I use to collect the apples?
Whatever you have. If you have a big rubbermaid tote, you can use that and when you drop it off we will transfer to one of our larger apple bins. If you have big bags like the Ikea blue ones, these will work. Just don’t fill them to the point of not being able to lift.
Will you prune my fruit tree?
What if my apples don’t taste very good?
Chances are you may have a heritage cider apple tree. True cider apples aren’t very tasty and probably don’t have much use other than juicing and fermenting. Please donate! These are a rarity in Calgary.
How do you want my fruit packed?
Do you take hail damaged fruit?
We do take hail damaged as long as the damage has been healed. So no soft spots, or bruising. If its just a scab over, then we will take it.
Can you come and pick my tree for me?
Unfortunately we don't have the means to come and pick your tree. If you aren't able to find someone to pick for you, try Calgary Urban Harvest.