City Fruit Event this Saturday

June 17, 2015 3:10pm

via City Fruit

The folks at City Fruit are hosting a Harvest Kickoff and Celebration this Saturday, June 20 at Meridian Playground from 10 am – 2pm. City Fruit is an organization that (among many other things) pairs urban gardeners who can’t use all of their homegrown crops with harvesters who will donate the food to local charities and food banks. 

The event will feature free food and cider, informational sessions on summer fruit tree care, kid-friendly lawn games and crafts, and opportunities to meet the City Fruit staff. And if you are a fruit tree owner you will get a chance to meet the harvester who you can collect any of the unused fruit you’d like to donate this season. 

The event will also include information, demonstrations, and prizes from Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Tree Fruit Society, King Conservation District, Missy Anderson, who specializes in mason bees, and Greater Good Granola.

During 2014, City Fruit harvested nearly 28,000 pounds of fresh, edible fruit and donated the majority to Seattle’s emergency food system. After launching its first ever city wide pest prevention campaign this Spring called “Save Seattle’s Apples,” the organization hopes to cut down on food waste and increase the number of pounds and quality of the fruit it donates to food banks during the 2015 harvest season.

Meridian Playground: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N