City Fruit Celebrates Gala & Cider Tasting

Celebrates is City Fruit’s annual gala, were we celebrate the harvest and honor the many volunteers, donors, and community partners that make our work possible!

2024 Celebrates Gala

Mark your calendars! Our annual fall fundraiser will take place this year at the Center for Urban Horticulture on Thursday, October 24th, 2024! Join us for an evening of cider tasting with ~15 local cider companies, appetizers, desserts, an auction, and live music.  Stay tuned, as tickets will be available to purchase soon! 

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2024

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105)

Interested in Sponsoring the Event? 

Whether sponsoring at the “Harvest Hero” level or “Fruitful Friend”, participation at any level is greatly appreciated! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, view our Sponsorship Packet

Our 2024 Sponsors

Press Then Press Cider Shop

2024 Participating Cideries
Alma Cider
Bauman's Cider
Empyrical Orchard & Cidery
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Locust Cider
Offset Ciderworks
Pinball Cider
Republic of Cider

2024 Menu

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Tart 


Saffron Poached Apricot and Vegan Goat Cheese Mousse on Endive with Pistachio

vegan and gluten  

Petite Pretzel Knot served with Grainy Mustard Sauce and a Beer Cheese Sauce





An Assortment of Flavored Popcorn 


– Moroccan Spiced 

– Sea Salt and Butter 

– White Chocolate and Raspberry

Pink Peppercorn Crusted Chicken Skewer With Washington Apple Chutney 

gluten free

Cumin and Coriander Roasted Marble Potato Skewers with Vegan Harissa Aioli 

gluten free and vegan

2023 Celebrates Gala

Thanks to the support of our community, we raised $22,000 at our 2023 Celebrates Gala! This funding furthers the sustainability of our programs, and our ability to reduce food insecurity and food waste within our community. 

Thank you to our sponsors Charlie’s Produce, Press Then Press, and Seattle Cider Co., and thank you to the cider companies who supported our cider-tasting event, and the local bakers and bakeries who donated to our Dessert Dash!



We would also like to thank City Fruit Founder, Gail Savina, for sharing about City Fruit’s origins and the wonderful community members who helped the organization take root!

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Thank you to our generous local business donors that are supporting this year’s Celebrates gala!

2023 Sponsors

2023 Cideries

2023 Dessert Dash