Thank you for contacting City Fruit to use our community cider press! Our three presses are available for neighbors to divert fruit waste and create family or community-building events.
Rental period. Cider presses are rented for a 48-72 hour window. Community members indicate the day that they wish to pick up the press from the City Fruit office (4000 Aurora Ave N, Ste. 123, Seattle, WA 98103) and the date that they will return the press back to the office. Pick-up and drop-off of the press from the office must be scheduled between 10-3 pm Mon-Fri. Please submit your rental agreement at least 3 business days before your requested pick-up date to allow us time to check the availability of the press and verify that rental fees have been paid.
Cleaning, pickup, and drop-off. The press will be clean and with all parts accounted for and functional at pick-up. Each press comes with laminated cleaning instructions and a how-to-guide for assembly and operation. We recommend that 2 people move the presses in and out of vehicles at pick-up and drop-off. They can be heavy!
Rental fees. We ask for a $50 rental fee to help us cover staff time and cider press maintenance. City Fruit members and community-serving organizations hosting events open to the general public may rent presses for a reduced fee of $35. Rental fees can be made via check to 4000 Aurora Ave, N, Ste 123, Seattle, WA 98103 or online at https://www.cityfruit.org/donate-online/. The rental fee must be received before we can secure your rental reservation.
Cider apples. Requests for cider apples must be made at time of reservation and are subject to availability at 25 cents/pound, or 20 cents/pound for City Fruit members and community partners.
Safety and usage. City Fruit is not responsible for any manufacturing defects in any borrowed cider presses or any damage to vehicles used to transport the presses. Should the press become unsafe or in a state of disrepair while in your care, please immediately discontinue use of the tool and notify City Fruit of the issue as soon as possible and especially before it goes to the next community member. Borrowers are expected to be familiar with using presses and if not, then please review relevant instructional videos.
Responsibility for damage. Cider presses are to be returned in the same condition as they were issued, barring normal wear and tear. If a press is damaged due to improper use, you are asked to help fix or help cover the cost of fixing the damage. If the press is destroyed, lost, or unfixable, then you are asked to help replace it.