Need a new idea for a team building experience?
Looking for a way to spend a day working together, giving back to your community and creating a yummy product you get to bring home with you? Consider spending a day with Fruits of Sherbrooke! We will walk you through the entire process from tree to jar and help you create a unique jam that you get to take home with you. You will also have the satisfaction knowing that the proceeds from the day's event will go to support our mission to rescue fruit and our programs like “Project Fruits Stars” where we help feed the community.
Available: Mid June until mid-October (weather permitting)
Below is a typical schedule and details for a 1 Day Experience. For more information or to book your next team building exercise, please email us at or call us at 780-244-0129.
1 Day - Team Building Experience (6-10 participants)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Meet a Fruits of Sherbrooke representative at a neighbourhood yard, selected by us, to pick the fruit of the season.
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Return to the kitchen and prepare the fruit. We will have our cooks onsite to go through the tools and assist you while you decide what you are going to make with the fruit you have collected and make a plan.
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Explore some of the great restaurants along 124 Street, bring your own lunch and we will supply the tea and coffee. Or we can offer "A Make-Your-Own-Sandwich" lunch with local artisan bread, dessert, beverages and Fruits of Sherbrooke condiments for $28 per person.
1:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Our cooks will walk you through how to make jam or jelly, give you some ideas of how to create fun and interesting flavours. They will then turn you loose to create your own unique flavour for the finished product. Depending on the number of participant you may also want to split into teams and have a friendly competition. Once complete you will jar and seal your delicious creation so you can take them home with you.
You will need to provide your own transportation to our kitchen, the neighbourhood picking location and home again. We have not facility for transportation.
If you are picking heavy fruits like apples, you will need enough cargo space to transport them from the neighbourhood to the kitchen. Again we do not have that ability.
Bring water for drinking while picking, bug spray and a hat for sunny days.
You will have to be covered by your employer for insurance, as we cannot cover volunteers nor can the homeowner where you will be picking.
The cost per person is $225. That covers the day's activities with Fruits of Sherbrooke staff and equipment, as well as a contribution towards supporting our mission and programs.
Participants will come home with knowledge, a recipe for the jam they have made, a couple of jars of jam and a gift from Fruits of Sherbrooke.