Celebrate Spring; Two great classes this weekend!

The weather outside is perfect for getting back into your garden, and perfect for pollinators to make their rounds in the fruit trees. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out these classes: Attract & Provide Safe Haven for Beneficial Pollinators, with journeyman-level certified beekeeper, Bob Redmond SATURDAY 10am-Noon @ Bradner Gardens Park, 1730 Bradner […]


Farm Imaginings visits Danny Woo

  A friend of City Fruit and local photographer Camille recently took a journey to Danny Woo community garden and orchard with her camera, and has some lovely photos to share. Check them out on her site, the Farm Imaginings blog:


Support City People’s to support City Fruit

City People’s Garden Store in Madison Valley is a locally owned and operated community garden store. Since opening in 1988, we have been committed to offering a wide selection of quality plants and organic and natural products to help you grow them. With over 15,000 square feet, the outdoor nursery is an urban oasis! City People’s strives […]


Announcing our new Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

Fruit trees remind us of our agricultural past and continue to be an important community resource. To date, City Fruit has harvested more than 50,000 pounds of fruit from residential trees and donated it to those who otherwise couldn’t afford fresh produce. Keeping these urban fruit trees healthy is a priority. In 2014 City Fruit will […]


MLK Day of Service

In just four hours, two dozen City Fruit volunteers cleared out 20 tarp loads of invasive plants that had stymied the growth of Amy Yee orchard’s fruit trees throughout the years.


New compact berry bushes from Raintree – great for small urban spaces!

Recent news from one of our favorite local nurseries: Gorgeous four-season edible ornamentals for small spaces Fruit gardeners with limited space and an eye for beauty will love the BrazelBerries®. They are new dwarf blueberries and raspberries bred to thrive in containers. True edible ornamentals, they are beautiful in all seasons and produce lots of delicious […]


City Fruit welcomes Melanie Peters!

Greetings City Fruit Supporters, My name is Melanie Peters, the new AmeriCorps VISTA at City Fruit. I’m part of Rotary First Harvest’s “Harvest Against Hunger” program that has connected farmers, food banks, volunteers, and truckers to make sure no crop gets wasted, especially when food insecurity very much exists in our community. I’m thrilled to […]


Paul Towers: Bees can’t wait 5 more years

The following is excerpted from Paul Tower’s blog in Civil Eats.  Inaction? Intransigence? Negligence? Whatever the right word, we’re reminded that the U.S. is behind the curve when it comes to protecting bees.  This month Europe’s restrictions on bee-harming pesticides went into effect.  In early December  in a full-page advertisement in the New York Times […]


City Fruit Silent Auction Catalog

  We are excited to announce that this year’s Hard Cider Tasting will feature an food-tastic silent auction. Highlights: -Signed copy of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine -FinnRiver Cidery Tasting and Tour -EcoBeauty Spa Package -Hard Cider Making Kit from Sound Homebrew -Dinner for two at Tom Douglas restaurant, Cuoco -much much more! Click here […]


John (Appleseed) Chapman’s Fruitful Eccentricity

This post is excerpted from a longer article by Don Ricks published in the Seattle Tree Fruit Society’s Urban Scion Post: John Chapman (the original and real Johnny Appleseed) roamed Ohio in the early 1800’s and helped pave the way for the future western migration and colonization of settlers into what was then the frontiers […]


Recipe: Apple Crisp

  October is all about apples! Check out this awesome recipe from our very own Betsy Moyer. Apple Crisp Ingredients 5 cups peeled & sliced apples (the apples I use are the Gravenstein from our front yard, but any sweet/tart cooking apples will be good.  Don’t use Red Delicious, they get a little mushy and […]


Support Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program!

Seattle’s Got Green?, a local grassroots organization that works to make sure  low-income people and communities of color have access to the benefits of the green economy, is issuing a call to action for more access to healthy food.  Got Green? was instrumental in launching Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program in July 2012.  Under this program, […]


Recipe: Crab Apple Pie

Do you have a crab apple tree that is bursting with fruit but you don’t know what to do with it? There aren’t that many crab apple recipes out there but this one, submitted to us by Tom Douglas Pastry Chef Stacy Fortner, sounds so delicious it makes me sad this unique fruit so often […]


City Fruit-Cycle: Drop off your fruit every Wednesday at Bike Works

City Fruit is kicking off a new initiative in which we encourage homeowners to harvest their own fruit, drop it off with us, and we’ll make sure it gets to one of our many food banks partners. We are so psyched to be partnering with Bike Works to provide this community resource. Bike Works has […]


City Fruit Cocktail Class @ Cuoco

PRICE: $40 all inclusive Purchase Tickets DATE: 08/15/2013 TIME: at Cuoco LOCATION: Cuoco’s Sophia Room VIEW MAP Cost: $40 for one class All proceeds of this event will benefit City Fruit Cuoco is proud to team up with *City Fruit for a 3 month series of cocktail classes.  These cocktail classes will focus on the […]


Guest Bartender Night at 50 North to Benefit City Fruit

50 North Restaurant, located in the University Village neighborhood, has invited City Fruit to be their Guest Bartenders on Wednesday , August 21st. This is the restaurant’s way of creating a fun night for customers while raising money for a charity or cause. 50 North is a family-friendly neighborhood place with an excellent bar and […]


Orchard Stewards Attend Fruit Tree Biology Class

What is a branch collar? Where does the scion meet the rootstock? Last Saturday morning, representatives from 9 different urban orchards learned the answers to those questions and more at Fruit Tree Biology class at Bradner Gardens Park.   City Fruit director, Gail Savina, explained the parts of a tree and how to select varieties […]


Recipe: Cherry Apricot Almond Tart

Cherries are almost here!! Check out this delicious recipe from Hazel Singer Buttery, crumbly tart crust ¼ cup toasted almonds 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1-⅓ cups all-purpose flour ⅔ cup whole-wheat pastry flour ½ cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces ¾ teaspoon sea salt 1 large egg + 1 yolk, beaten 3 tablespoons […]


mid-May report

The exceptionally warm and sunny weather has increased fruit set on some trees, hastened the time in which the fruit will come into bearing, and (unfortunately) has increased the bug activity. Codling moths are flying now. If you are applying foot sox, they should be applied as soon as you see an evident apple upon […]


Recipe: Strawberry Pie Filling

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? To celebrate we’re posting Betsy Moyer’s delicious recipe for strawberry pie filling. Filling: 2  cups  ripe strawberries 1/2  cup  water 2/3  cup  sugar 2  tablespoons  cornstarch 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice 6  cups  small ripe strawberries 1  cup  whipped cream   Preparation To prepare filling, mash […]