Group Harvest "We Picks"

Bring the team and make an impact!

"We-Picks" are sponsored harvest parties that offer your team a hands-on opportunity to protect Seattle’s urban fruit tree canopy, build community, and improve access to fresh fruit in our city’s hunger relief programs. August, September and October are peak harvest times in Seattle’s orchards. Local community "harvest heroes" will join to help lead volunteers in picking the best fruit this city has to offer! Branded

Pick a date!

Harvests can happen on any day of the week in any of our adopted orchard spaces and last 3-4 hours. The organizer of your group should email [email protected] with two date and time preferences to start scheduling and work through the sponsorship package and experience.

Bring the Team

Volunteers will meet with City Fruit orchard staff and local volunteers on their assigned team harvest day and learn about the impact of the urban orchard on the local food system and environment. All tools and supplies are provided by City Fruit

Harvest and Distribute

Pick ripe fruit, record harvest pounds and pack into CSA bags, picking boxes to get ready for distribution. Each orchard supports a unique model for distribution that matches the community need. When you pick with City Fruit, you can feel good about getting fruit into the hands of people who need it most.

Celebrate and make a difference!

Bring a picnic and celebrate with cider! City Fruit will break out the cider press and volunteers will get a chance to press their own using picked fruit unable to be donated to a hunger relief program. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer sponsored gifts to each participant plus options to distribute your company’s own branded material (t-shirts, bags, brochures, etc) We develop co-branded marketing collateral to be used to promote the event and to share the impact of the work after the event, including collection metrics, a time-lapsed video of the work, and photos - for distribution in our newsletter and social media, in addition to your company’s own channels.

The suggested donation per Community We-Pick is $1500 and directly supports City Fruit’s mission to harvest fruit, fight hunger, and build community across Seattle. Corporate sponsorships make a measurable local impact and build a long-lasting relationships for years to come. Spring season pruning and educational opportunities are also available. 

 

Learn more and ask questions by emailing [email protected] or filling out the form below.

Group Volunteer Sign Up