Bloggers -- Join the City Fruit Community!

Jul 18th

By claire

Contributing to the City Fruit Blog

 

Welcome, bloggers!!

We’re so happy you found us! City Fruit is committed to broadening the diversity of voices and perspectives represented in our work -- and this means in our communications as well. The City Fruit blog has been many things over the years: a place for celebrating our local harvest, sharing recipes, promoting local businesses that partner with us, and digging into personal stories. Still, we feel we’re missing an opportunity to engage even further with our community.

 

We want you to write for us!!!

 

We’re looking for local folks with an interest in the work we do, a desire to spread that enthusiasm, and decent writing skills to contribute to the City Fruit blog!

If you have a great idea for a one-off post, that’s awesome! Send your pitch to [email protected] and we’ll get cracking.

 

We’re also looking for regular contributors who could write themed pieces every couple weeks, months, or what have you. We’ve got a few ideas for blog series, and we’d love to hear yours as well!

 

As we are a humble nonprofit, we unfortunately will not be able to compensate our bloggers at this time. However, we can offer a chance to get your name and work out there, and writing for City Fruit could be a stellar addition to your portfolio!  

 

Basic Info

 

Every post requires:

  • A title

  • A short summary (1-2 sentences) for the homepage.

  • A banner image (at least 831x300 pixels).

Posts should be anywhere between 200 - 1500 words, depending on content type.

Please steer clear of obscenities. (Think of the children.)



 

Series Ideas to Get You Going

 

(Can be weekly, biweekly, monthly -- we’ll figure out an ideal schedule for each contributor.)

 

  • A poetry blog

    • Share a poem every month! Should center around fruit, cooking, gardening, trees, tree care, pollination, local food, urban ag, or similar topics.

    • Any poetry styles are welcome!

    • Would be ideal if each new poem were timely or seasonal in some way

  • A recipes blog

    • Share your favorite fruit-themed recipe every month!

    • Only one rule -- it has to spotlight ingredients (preferably fruit) growable in the Pacific Northwest. Seasonality is a plus!

  • A plant science blog

    • Are you a huge botany nerd? Share your favorite scientific topics every month!

    • Could be “ripped from the headlines” of current studies, new projects in agriculture, or any topic you want to research relating to plants.

    • Spotlighting fruit trees and other crops would be ideal!

  • A garden wisdom blog

    • Do you grow your own fruits or veggies? Are you somewhat of a fanatic? Share your favorite tips and stories every month!

    • Ideally an urban gardener (in Seattle)

    • Spotlighting different types of fruit trees and bushes would be awesome

    • Should be seasonal advice

  • A fruit photography blog

    • Share your latest and greatest food snaps every month!

    • Between 1-10 photos in every post, accompanied by short captions.

    • A healthy mix of growing plants outdoors/indoors, cooked dishes, and landscape vistas would be awesome -- as long as it relates to fruit, trees, food, cider, or Seattle in some way, we’d love to see and share it!

  • A history blog

    • Are you a history buff? Do heirloom fruit varieties and 100+ year-old trees really get you going? Share your favorite Seattle history bits every month!

    • Must relate in some way to fruit, orchards, or agriculture. (Food, drink, and canning/preservation can be related topics. Go in on the history of cider!)

  • A people blog

    • Share a new profile every month!

    • Conduct an interview (however you wish) with somebody in the food industry, a food bank volunteer or staff person, a tree owner, a brewer, a fellow food blogger, or another Seattle dynamo, and share their story with the City Fruit community.

 

 

Have another idea? We’re open to it! Send your pitch to [email protected] and we’ll work something out.

 

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