Fruit Exchange

Could you be a fruit warden? The Fruit Exchange needs volunteers!

By |2017-06-27T14:58:55+00:00Jun 27th, 2017|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Volunteering|Tags: , |

The Fruit Exchange is now in its third year and this year we want to do even more to help use up unwanted fruit (and vegetables and nuts) across the Stroud District and across Gloucestershire. How many of us have passed a plum, apple or pear tree laden with fruit, and then seen it fallen on [...]

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The Fruit Exchange 2016 – participating businesses

By |2018-06-12T15:36:32+00:00Jul 4th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Now in its second year, The Fruit Exchange did so well in 2015 that we hope it will be even bigger and better in 2016. If you have any surplus produce, here is the list of participating businesses who might want it. Please contact them and arrange the exchange. If you cannot find a business near you please [...]

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The Fruit Exchange 2015 annual report

By |2018-06-06T15:43:29+00:00Jan 26th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange|

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make The Fruit Exchange 2015 such a wonderful success. We are so proud of seeing how well it went, how much waste we prevented and all that gorgeous local, home-grown, fresh fruit being used up! We'd been aware for many years of the amount of fruit which goes [...]

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We’ve been busy running the Fruit Exchange!

By |2018-06-12T16:45:22+00:00Aug 30th, 2015|Categories: Fruit Exchange|

We launched The Fruit Exchange earlier this year with the hopes of making use of all the surplus fruit in people's gardens. We've been busy setting it up and spreading the word but also getting businesses on board with the idea. It's been a busy few months culminating now in lots of exchanges of surplus fruit! We're [...]

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Fruit Exchange Update

By |2016-12-21T23:03:26+00:00Jul 10th, 2015|Categories: Fruit Exchange|Tags: , , , , |

Our Fruit Exchange is about to take off! From our experience of running a fruit project for three years, we know that there is a lot of surplus or unwanted fruit in gardens that could be used to encourage and support food outlets to use locally grown produce. As well as reducing food miles, we believe [...]

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More Orchard’s for the South West

By |2015-07-31T11:22:30+00:00Nov 11th, 2014|Categories: Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Fruit Trees|Tags: , , , , |

As you all likely know we at Down to Earth love the fruit, especially the local fruit! So much so that it is our mission to do all we can to increase access to local fruit (and nuts), while doing that also fulfilling another mission of ours - reducing local food waste and increasing local food [...]

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