Apple Picking with a Purpose

Recover. Preserve. Share.

Come join us for a fun time picking apples, making applesauce, and donating it to hunger relief in our region!

The Greenhouse and the LEAF Project are teaming up to bring you the Second Annual Yes We Can event! Come join us for part or all of this fun weekend in which we glean apples (harvest excess apples that would otherwise have been wasted), make applesauce, can it, and donate it to hunger relief organizations in our region.

What: An apple-picking, applesauce-making, taste-testing, food-preserving good time

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 2&3. On Saturday morning, from 9am-noon, we'll pick apples at Whispering Pines Orchard and convene at Village Acres Farm Foodshed, where we'll get to work making applesauce until dinnertime and then get back to it on Sunday, from 9am until we're done.

Where: Saturday 9-Noon Picking @ Whispering Pines Orchard, 1652 Martin Brothers Road, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA 17853, then the rest of the time at Village Acres Farm Foodshed, 229 Cuba Mills Road, Mifflintown PA.

How: Contact Heidi at regarding when you are available to help and she'll give you more specific information. Please let us know if you're joining us by Thursday, 10/30.

What to bring: This is an all weather event, some come dressed to brave the elements and stay warm! Also, please pack a lunch. We'll also accept small mouth mason jars, rings, and lids you'd like to donate!

Suggested donation of $5-$15 per person will help us cover the cost of the kitchen and supplies. Feel free to give what you are able.

Don't miss these featured parts of the weekend:

  • Farm tour of Village Acres
  • Chili Cook Off on Sunday *Please contact us to let us know if you'd like to enter your chili! (BYOCrockpot)
  • Letter Writing Party: Our event will be participating in the NYFC/National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition National Day of Action to Save Local Farms! The FDA has recently released draft rules to the new food safety law, and we want to make sure our voices are heard! Join us

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* please RSVP to

Saturday, November 2nd

9AM -12 Noon Apple Picking @ Whispering Pines Orchard

12 Noon-1PM Lunch Break (bring your own lunch!)

1PM-3PM Volunteer Shift #1 @ Village Acres Foodshed

3PM-5PM Volunteer Shift #2

Sunday, November 3rd

9am-12 Noon Volunteer Shift #1

12 Noon - 1pm Lunch Break

1PM-3PM Volunteer Shift #2

3PM-5PM Volunteer Shift #3 (if needed)