Pit for Your Supper at The Irish Heather

What happens when you combine over 2,000 pounds of fresh cherries, approximately 50 volunteers and a 40-foot long table? Gather your friends, put on your aprons, roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive into pitting a mountain of Okanagan cherries at The Irish Heather’s Pit for Your Supper. Guests will earn their supper while preparing the bumper crop of juicy cherries from Heather Hospitality Group (HHG) partner Scott Hawthorn’s Picker Shack Orchard, which will be utilized in a number of tasty food and beverage items at the group’s restaurants.

What better way to connect with where your food comes from than getting up to your elbows in BC’s bountiful fruit harvest? Food loving volunteers will sit elbow to elbow at the long table, pitting fruit and making new friends as the evening progresses. Once the hard work is done, the group will be fed a delicious meal paired with beer, then go home with a bag of cherries.

Pit for Your Supper takes place on the 40-foot-long communal table in The Irish Heather, 212 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC. The weekly event begins at 7pm on Wednesday July 18th with cherries for the first 4 weeks. After cherries come apricots, peaches, apples and pears every Wednesday straight through to September. To volunteer at this popular event and get on the list, e-mail reso@irishheather.com. To view the full schedule of events visit: www.itsmenu.blogspot.ca.