Let’s take a moment to talk about a refreshing beverage that is as good for Seattle as it is to drink.
Seattle Cider Company and City Fruit, a local non-profit that harvests and donates fruit from Seattle’s urban canopy to families in need, partnered together to create City Fruit Cider, a hard cider made from fruit collected by City Fruit.
When the City Fruit team collects fruit, a large portion is donated to Seattle area food banks, but blemished fruit is marked for composting after harvest. Through this partnership, any fruit that is unable to be sent straight to hungry families is sent to Seattle Cider Company for inclusion in this limited edition cider.
City Fruit Cider is a delightfully tart and tannic cider offering 6.3 percent ABV and is made from more than 40 apple varieties and is only available for a limited time only, as only 140 cases were produced.
City Fruit Cider is exclusively sold at Whole Foods Market and hit the shelves of all six Seattle locations on June 29. City Fruit Cider is priced at $12.99 a bottle and half of the proceeds will support the growing non-profit in their annual harvest to save Seattle’s Apples.
Nonprofit City Fruit hopes to build awareness of Seattle’s urban canopy, as well as the proper care and management of apple trees in an effort to protect more than 20,000 Seattle apples. For more information on City Fruit, take a look at this beautiful video. https://vimeo.com/142694643. For more information and to learn how to get involved, visit cityfruit.org.