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Sep
27
Sat
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with City Fruit!
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to help residential tree owners to grow healthy fruit, harvest and use what they can, and share what they don’t need. In addition to residential fruit tree harvests, we also steward many Seattle “urban orchards.” Over 90% of the fruit that we harvest is donated to neighborhood food banks, meals programs, youth programs, and homeless shelters.

City Fruit is excited to celebrate National Public Lands Day on on September 27, 2014 at one of the urban orchards we steward year-round in Seattle. Come join in the fun with us from 10am-2pm where we’ll be harvesting many of the 30 historic fruit trees (mostly apple) on the property at Amy Yee Tennis Center in South Seattle.

In addition to harvesting, we want to celebrate this wonderful holiday in City Fruit fashion, so there will also be a cider press on site to press apples that aren’t good enough to donate. Tastings are free, but if you want to take home a jug of your own please bring your own containers and a small donation to cover the costs.

To sign up to volunteer, please RSVP to City Fruit’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Melanie, at melanie@cityfruit.org.

Sign up online now.

Oct
12
Sun
Cider and Apple Juice Basics + Cider Press Event
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cider and apple juice are fast becoming the ‘new’ thing.

The delicateGirls with press 6 flavor of cider pairs well with a variety of foods and the abundance of apples and pears makes apple juice and cider natural beverages for the Pacific Northwest.  This class covers which apples to use, the basics of pressing juice, making apple juice and moving on to cider.

This class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit. Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.

After the class, between 12noon and 2pm, check out City Fruit’s cider press.  Bring your apple harvest and growlers and make cider!  If you don’t have apples, City Fruit will have plenty from our latest harvest.  Bring your kids so they can help make cider and see for themselves where their apple juice comes from.