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Aug
23
Sat
Seattle Tilth: Basic Canning 101
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic Canning 101           

  • Saturday, August 2310 a.m.-noon

Learn everything you need to know to safely can fresh food at home. This class provides an introduction to water bath canning, including food safety, necessary equipment and expert tips. Learn the best types of food to preserve through canning and get a chance to experience the process in class. You’ll leave with the skills you need to can jams, tomatoes, chutneys, quick pickles and more. Enjoy the taste of your summer harvest all winter long! This class includes hands-on canning in the kitchen, so prepare to get messy.

$45 INDIVIDUALS, $35 SEATTLE TILTH MEMBERS, $68 HOUSEHOLD PRICE FOR TWO ADULTS

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N

Contact Mellissa Dison: register@seattletilth.org(206) 633-0451 x 128

Aug
27
Wed
Eat for Equity Harvest with City Fruit!
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Our friends at Eat for Equity are hosting a volunteer harvest for us on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6pm! We’ve had the pleasure of donating fruit to some of their events in the past, and look forward to continue collaborating this year. Due to the nature of harvesting the location is still to be determined, but will be released at least a few days prior to the event. More likely than not we will be harvesting at one of the Seattle parks we steward.

Join Eat for Equity and help provide more fresh, uber-local fruit for our neighbors in need by RSVP’ing to the event here.

Sep
5
Fri
Rowan Jacobsen & Clare Barboza with Langdon Cook: The Apples You Never Knew About
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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There are thousands of apple varieties in North America, but only a few are offered in grocery stores. In Apples of Uncommon Character, James Beard Award-winner Rowan Jacobsen takes readers beyond the Red Delicious and Granny Smiths of the world, offering a look at 123 varieties of this most “uncommon” fruit. Part-cookbook, part-scientific study, Jacobsen’s book explores these apples — from the D’Arcy Spice to the Hidden Rose — giving historical anecdotes, descriptive characteristics, and popular recipe ideas. He’ll be joined by Clare Barboza — the documentary food photographer behind the book’s stunning imagery — and journalist Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters. Jacobsen is also the author of A Geography of Oysters.

Presented by: Town Hall, Book Larder, and the Northwest Cider Association, as part of Washington Cider Week and Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: About Jacobsenabout Barbozaabout Cook.

Sep
11
Thu
Seattle Tilth: Basic Canning 101
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Basic Canning 101

  • Thursday, September 116:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know to safely can fresh food at home. This class provides an introduction to water bath canning, including food safety, necessary equipment and expert tips. Learn the best types of food to preserve through canning and get a chance to experience the process in class. You’ll leave with the skills you need to can jams, tomatoes, chutneys, quick pickles and more. Enjoy the taste of your summer harvest all winter long! This class includes hands-on canning in the kitchen, so prepare to get messy.

$45 INDIVIDUALS, $35 SEATTLE TILTH MEMBERS, $68 HOUSEHOLD PRICE FOR TWO ADULTS

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N

Contact Mellissa Dison: register@seattletilth.org(206) 633-0451 x 128

Sep
14
Sun
Growing Specialty Fruits: Kiwi, Quince, Figs
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Many desirable fruits – including figs – do well in Western Washington.

Learn which varieties are best, the basics of growing these fruits and how to harvest and use them.

Desert King FigsInstructor Tracey Bernal is a professional gardener and former pastry chef, and she comes from a family of gardeners and fruit lovers. A member of Seattle Tree Fruit Society and lifelong resident of the Puget Sound area, she knows that nothing compares to the flavor of fruit just picked from your own backyard. She grows, harvests, preserves, and consumes pears, apples, figs, Asian pears, berries, and many unusual fruits in an over-planted garden south of West Seattle.

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.

 

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.

Oct
12
Sun
Cider and Apple Juice Basics
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

The delicate flavor of ciders pairs well with a variety of foods, especially Asian, 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.

Girls with press 6This 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.