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 delighted with the response from people and the participation from so many. It’s been great to see so much wonderful fruit being used too.
There’s been this fantastic article in the Stroud News & Journal:
We were also on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, which you can listen to again for a month here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xtj9w
One of the businesses participating is Star Anise in Stroud who have taken lots of fruit off people’s hands including a huge box of rhubarb (not technically a fruit but used in puds so it counts!), which they made into a gorgeous cake, here’s the proof:
For the next couple of months we’re going to be busier than ever as apples are just beginning to drop and so we have been inundated with requests to make use of them. We’re desperate for help picking them, so if any of you have any spare time and would enjoy picking apples with us please get in contact – call: 07923 244928 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org