Press & Awards

No fruit wasted. We know that when families have access to healthy food sources, their diets and health improve. Let’s put our natural resource – fresh fruit – to work in feeding our communities! The best fruit – organic and local – is available, if we care for and maintain our fruit trees. South Seattle Emerald, “South Seattle Gem: Catherine Morrison“, Marcus Harrison Green (March 12, 2015)


Washington Beer Blog, "City Fruit – a cider that helps feed people, from Seattle Cider Company," Kendall Jones (June 24, 2016)

KUOW, "How to keep worms from your backyard apples," Ann Dornfeld (June 20, 2016)

The North American Post, "Nihonmachi Fruits Preserved for Urban Agricutlure," Shihou Sasaki (March 18, 2016)

2015, "Cider Making With City Fruit: What if Every Town had a Community Orchard?," Emily Murphy (October 19, 2015)

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, "The 2015 Good Food Org Guide," (October 19, 2015)

Seattle Met, "Game Changing Action: City Fruit," Allecia Vermillion (October 18, 2015)

KUOW, "Sweet Little Mysteries: Discovering Seattle's Hidden Orchards," Marcie Sillman (September 29, 2015)

Seattle Channel, "City Stream: City Fruit," (July 30, 2015)

United Way of King County Emerging Leaders Blog, "Giving Back Really Bears Fruit," Jordan McKerney (July 21, 2015)

King5 News, "Save Seattle's Apples Campaign protects fruit," Allison Morrow (June 17, 2015)

Wallyhood Blog, "Save Seattle's Apples - Even on Mother's Day," Barb Burrill (May 7, 2015)

West Seattle Blog, "Save Seattle's Apples! City Fruit Will Show You How to Help," Tracy Record (April 12, 2015)

South Seattle Emerald, “South Seattle Gem: Catherine Morrison,“ Marcus Harrison Green (March 12, 2015)

Wallyhood Blog, “Release Your Inner Frankenstein – Graft a Fruit Tree,“ Barb Burrill (March 9, 2015)

Seattle Weekly, “City Fruit Saves Urban Orchards and Helps Those in Need,“ Tiffany Ran (February 24, 2015)


Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, “The 2014 Good Food Org Guide,“ (November 16, 2014)

Seattle Times, “A Blizzard of New Snowberry Varieties,“ Ciscoe Morris (October 23, 2014)

South Seattle Emerald, “City Fruit: Combating Southend Food Insecurity An Apple at a Time,“ Marcus Harrison Green (October 2, 2014)

Huffington Post, “The Giving Tree,“ Carolyn Ossorio (September 12, 2014)

KING5 News, “Forget Wenatchee; Apple harvest hits Seattle streets, sidewalks,” Eric Wilkinson (September 11, 2014)

KOMO4 News, “King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson talks Green Sharing Services and City Fruit,” (August 6, 2014)

KING5 News, “Picking neighborhood fruit trees for people in need,” Teresa Yuan (July 25, 2014)


Seattle PI, “Foraging in the City,” The Urban Naturalist (July 6, 2012)

West Seattle Blog, “Got fruit you can’t use? City Fruit expands harvest to West Seattle” (July 6, 2012)

Seattle Met, Nosh Pit Column, “Homegrown’s Watermelon Caprese: A summery sandwich benefits City Fruit,” Anne Larkin (July 5, 2012)

"What do you love most about what you do?" I asked Luke. "We harvest fruit that would otherwise go unused for people who would really enjoy eating it," he said. "I love how simple that sounds." I said. Huffington Post, “The Giving Tree“, Carolyn Ossorio (September 12, 2014)


Work Stew Podcast, “#23: Nancy Gohring, Co-founder of City Fruit” (November 2, 2011)

Edible Seattle, “Closing the Urban Fruit Loop,” Abra Bennett (Sept – October, 2011)

My Ballard, “City Fruit offers cider classes in Ballard,” Geeky Swedes (September 27, 2011)

Wallywood Blog, “Cider sippin’ with City Fruit,” Barb Burrill (September 23, 2011)

KUOW 94.9 FM, “Greendays Gardening,” Gail Savina (September 13, 2011)

Teach & Cookies Blog, “Redeeming the Harvest” (September, 2011)

Tom Douglas Blog, “City Fruit,” Stacy Fortner (August 30, 2011)

Seattle PI, “City Fruit helps feed the hungry from our backyards,” Stephanie Schendel (August 27, 2011)

Beacon Hill Blog, “City Fruit – The Harvest Approaches!,” Craig Thompson (July 19, 2011)

KOMO News, “City Fruit needs help getting nutrition to those in need,” Michael Hawthorne (July 19, 2011), “City Fruit gearing up to harvest neighborhood fruit trees” (June 23, 2011)

Green Marketing TV, “City Fruit: Fighting Hunger With Fruit Trees,” Kerry Given (January 12, 2011)


Seattle Weekly, "Best of 2010 – Best Fruit Savior, Gail Savina," Angela Garbes (August 4, 2010)

KUOW Greendays, "Urban Gardening," feat. Bob Baines

Seattle PI Blog, "City Fruit map brings you fresh, free fruit – from across the street," Humberto Martinez (July 17, 2010)

Seattle Times, "Spare time? Feed the hungry, reap personal rewards," Bill Thorness (May 5, 2010)

Seattle Met, "Taste of the Town," Amy Pennington (May 4, 2010)

Mission Sustainable, "The ‘core’ of community: An interview with City Fruit’s Gail Savina," Jessica Johnson (April 16, 2010)


Seattle Times, “Lighten your footprint by sharing," Carol Ostrom (December 20, 2009)

Tom Douglas Blog, "Food in the News," Shelley Lance (August 25, 2009)

Seattle Times, “Volunteers help homeowners with fruit trees,” Marc Ramirez (August 25, 2009)

Nancy Leeson Blog, "Be fruitful and multiply: share the harvest," (August 25, 2009)

KIRO, Ciscoe Morris (July 25, 2009)

KUOW, Steve Scher (January 2009)

In the seven years since, the organization has expanded beyond its humble roots to include a vast network of city government, gardeners, farmers, social-justice advocates, restaurants, and neighbors rallying around the urban orchard and enjoying its literal and proverbial fruit. Seattle Weekly, “City Fruit Saves Urban Orchards and Helps Those in Need“, Tiffany Ran (February 24, 2015)



Seattle Met and Seattle Foundation Light a Fire Awards: Game Changing Action (October 18, 2015)


Edible Seattle: 2011 Local Heroes – City Fruit (April 23, 2012)


Seattle Weekly: Best of 2010 – Best Fruit Savior, Gail Savina (August 4, 2010)