Fundraising Initiatives

2017 November Fruit & Cheese Fundraiser

Symphony volunteers organize fruit and cheese sales for distribution in mid-November, early March and mid-June. They also sell homemade preserves, jams, jellies, etc.

Contact Johan Terpstra, Fundraising Coordinator, to place your order today! 807.345.5238 /

Order Pick-Up:

Thursday, November 16 – Friday, November 17th

Grasssroots Church, 1250 Balmoral St.


What's available?


  • Extra-old (2-3yr.) St. Albert Cheddar.  7-yr. – Maple Dale – Try it. You’ll like it!
  • Orange ‘Armstrong’ Cheddars-world champion. Price down $1 – again!
  • NEW! – A West Limmerick Irish vintage Cheddar with Chives. We tried it. We liked it.
  • Ont. cream-coloured ‘Extra-old’ smoked Cheddar – Great for grilled cheese sandwiches!
  • This ‘Abbott’s Gold’ Cheddar with Caramelized Onion is creamy. A great snack.
  • These are British Wensleydale cream-coloured Cheddars with pieces of fruit.
  • Our Black Diamond Snacks (20-23g) are sold in bags of 25 pieces.
  • 5 Brothers  Swiss Appenzeller/Gouda style. Over 90% 5-Star rating!!
  • Brie – from Ontario Gunn’s Hill. Fresher. Larger package (from 170g to 200g).
  • Oxford Harvest – A unique Ontario Gunn’s Hill Cheese in the Swiss Mutchli style. It is semi-soft and creamy with a buttery flavor. It pairs well with beer, cider and white chocolate.
  • Oxford Harvest  with added Garlic and Chives.
  • These Stiltons are British imports. The ‘Royal Blue’ is a sharp cheese that crumbles well onto salads! Mango & Ginger: cream-coloured variety; a very tasty dessert cheese.
  • Mozzarellissima – Great ‘Pizza’ cheese, from Saputo, Canada. The ‘lite’ stretches!
  • Canadian creamy Havarti cheese from Saputo.
  • Local Thunder Oak Goudas.
  • Thunder Oak Curds.
  • Hamilton Gay Lea premium grated Parmesan.

Lactose intolerant? Goat cheeses & firm Cow’s milk cheeses (No whey!) are suitable.

  • Goat Asiago – Very like a cow’s milk Parmesan block. Grates well.
  • Goat Cheddar with Caramelized Onion – Artistically ‘onion-lined’.
  • Ontario Goat Goudas – Plain and jalapeno varieties.


  • Navels – Half Reg. size. Cut into quarters & eat out of the skin? Twice as many-34! Half-Bag-$9!
  • Grapefruit – Ruby-Red sweet Texas variety. Half-bags $9. Case price – $65.
  • Gala Apples – Product of Washington -$20.
  • Mac Apples – Product of Ontario – $20.
  • Spartan Apples – Product of British Colombia – $18.
  • Gala, Mac, and Spartan combo/variety bag- $19.

Note: If Chinese Mandarins come in and are excellent, we may order in a limited number of cases.


  • 40-60 kinds of preserves available on sale pickup day to those who place an order and to the general public.
  • Preserves are available at all concerts and also through Johan at any time in the year (345-5238). Empty jars and lids always welcome!


  • Robinson’s Ontario Maple Syrup – #1 medium. Glass bottle. Keeps better!
  • Honey  Munro brand #1 white, creamed or liquid, pasteurized, from S. Ontario.
  • Rose N Crantz Coffee uses roasted beans from Organic, Fair-trade sources. Grind at a grocery store if necessary. The Regular is a blend called “A Tale of 2 Beans” (Columbian and Costa Rican). It gives a bold sweet coffee with a very smooth profile. The Decaf is a Colombia Sugarcane-decaffeinated coffee.


Download your November Sale Order Form now!

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