2016 Festival of Fruit

We hosted the 10th annual Festival of Fruit on September 24th. We were fortunate to have good weather and a good crowd who enjoyed Tilly’s Café, where they bought both store-bought and (even better) home made pies from the apple pie contest.

A number of visitors brought apples from their yards for identification, where representatives from the Seattle Tree Fruit Society were able to use an application to aid in identification.

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We made lots of cider in advance with apples from Piper’s Orchard and others from the Seattle area. But kids also had a chance to practice making some.

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We also offered a number of apples from the orchard and other heirloom varieties for tasting.

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We were fortunate to have some talented musicians to entertain us.

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Kids enjoyed creating their own apple art.

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Mason bees visit the orchard, staying in houses provided by City Fruit,  and pollinate the trees.

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The Master Gardeners provided information and activities for our visitors.

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