Top 10 harvest things to do in Seattle this fall- City Fruit

Sep 11th

By natalie

Get to one of these City Fruit events with friends and fam to get your fall fix.

10. Festival of Fruit
Learn about the hidden orchard at Carkeek Park and join in on some fun! Bring an apple pie for the pie contest and stay for the cider pressing, apple tasting, live music, guided tours of the historic orchard and more!
Saturday September 16th 10am-2pm
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177
 
9. West Seattle Nursery Fall Cider Pressing
Come to the the 6th year of the West Seattle Nursery cider pressing! Kids of all ages should bring their best muscles and help crank out fresh cider for everyone to enjoy. Growlers available for purchase.
Sunday September 17th 12-4pm
West Seattle Nursery
5275 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136
 
8. Queen Anne Harvest Hub Night
Join City Fruit to harvest fruit from backyards, and help get it into the hands of those who need it most. Volunteers will meet at a neighborhood hub and dispatch to local residences to meet their fruit growing neighbors, pick ripe fruit, tally pounds for the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest.
Monday September 18th 6-8pm
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, 98119
 
7. Queen Anne Community Cider Pressing
City Fruit has expanded the harvest to Queen Anne this year and is hosting the first Queen Anne cider pressing event to celebrate! Bring friends and family just on your way home from the farmers market and introduce yourself. We want to get to know all of our wonderful new neighbors, while making and drinking some amazing apple cider – harvested from the trees in your very own neighborhood.
Thursday September 21st 6-8pm
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, 98119
 
6. Hard Cider Making Workshop
Local cider-maker Paul Brookshire, will talk cider from fruit collection and prepping, milling and crushing, fermenting and storing, and finally to bottling techniques that an be applied at any scale. He also will conduct a brief taste testing of cider so as to illustrate the various aspects of cider appreciation and how cider makers can control the process to a desired outcome. 21+
Sunday September 24th 10am-12pm
Address emailed upon registration
 
5. Hillman City Collab Harvest Hub Night
Let's Collab! Join City Fruit at the Hillman City Collab to harvest fruit from backyards, and help get it into the hands of those who need it most. Volunteers will meet at a neighborhood hub and dispatch to local residences to meet their fruit growing neighbors, pick ripe fruit, tally pounds for the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest.
Monday September 25th 6-8pm
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 98118
 
4. Ride-a-Long with a Harvester
Ride in the truck alongside a City Fruit harvester for a day to harvest fruit and help get it into the hands of those who need it most.
Wednesday, September 27th 10am-4pm
 
3. Heirloom Apple Tasting at Good Shepherd Center
Get a taste of history by stopping by the Home of the Good Shepherd and sampling the diverse varieties of apples growing on this historic property. Lead Gardener, Tara McDonald, will share the story of the property managed by Historic Seattle and talk about the ongoing fruit tree care and stewardship for the trees in this space.
Wednesday October 11th 10am-3pm
Home of the Good Shepherd
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 98103
 
2. Family Orchard Harvest Day
Family harvest night is an opportunity for kids to volunteer with their families and give back to the community. Bring your family and friends to help City Fruit care for the orchard and help harvest the public fruit trees at Meridian Park to donate to a local food program and feed your neighbors in need.
Saturday October 14th 10am-1pm
Meridian Playground
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 98103
 
1. City Fruit Celebrates!
Foodies, growers, philanthropists, activists and changers are invited to come celebrate the success of City Fruit's 9 years of growth and harvest! Cider will be flowing with special food pairings, live auction, games, music and more. Raise up your cider glass to cheers for harvest success and help us reach our goal to grow within our Seattle community! 21+ 
Thursday November 9th 6-9pm
Metropolist
2931 1st Avenue South A, Seattle, WA 98134

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