City Fruit stewards and harvests from fruit trees in both private and public access orchards. Private orchards can range in size from small backyard fruit tree clusters, to rows of mature heirloom fruit trees. Public access orchards also take many different forms! At Holy Cross Orchard in Bellevue, clusters of apple, plum, and quince trees thrive under the ownership and care of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. In contrast, the many fruit trees along parts of the 20 mile Burke Gilman Trail are stewarded by the city as well as by neighborhood community groups. Each of our public orchards are unique in their historical background, community connection, and maintenance requirements.
Our team at City Fruit strives to support gardeners and orchardists in the work they do within public access orchards. We assist with orchard tasks such as pruning, mulching, pest management, harvest, and orchard clean-up. We also strive to connect neighbors to public orchards through volunteer and workshop opportunities in order to support social and environmental resiliency in our local food system.
To see the range of public orchards that City Fruit currently supports, explore the map below.
Click on the [expand map button] in the upper right corner to see the full view of the map, including the map key and icon descriptors.
To zoom in or out, use the +/- keys in the bottom left corner, or use your mouse wheel when hovering over the map.
To view the map sites, click on the map icons: green tree icons represent public orchards; orange grocery icons represent food banks and meal programs; and red knife and spoon icons represent diversion partners.
For more detailed background and history descriptions for each of the orchards, please click on the name of the orchard in the lists below. Orchards are organized by geographic region in the Seattle or Greater Seattle area.