Choose Your Farm Fresh Adventure in the Yakima Valley, Washington

Did you know there are more than 3,100 farms in the Yakima Valley, including more organic farms than any other county in Washington? That’s what makes it such a delicious destination for a Northwest road trip! From u-pick farms and farm stands from one end of the Valley to the other, to just-picked produce on the menu at Yakima Valley restaurants, summer means farm-fresh flavors.

June means cherry and berry season! Nothing tastes quite like a freshly picked cherry or berry¾especially one you harvested yourself. Yakima County is the largest sweet-cherry producer in the U.S., so you’ll find u-pick farms, farm stands and farmers markets loaded with the sweet gems, as well as specialty baked treats stuffed with just-picked cherries. The season for u-pick cherries only lasts a few weeks, beginning in late June. You can enjoy u-pick and farmstand blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and more throughout summer months. Take a road trip to visit one of the family-owned farms offering u-pick experiences and more for your family all around the Yakima Valley.

Of course, you’ll find more than cherries and berries in season in the Yakima Valley. With more than 40 crops harvested, discover the largest variety of produce grown in the Pacific Northwest. Farm-fresh road trips from June through October promise something new in season at farm stands and farmers markets and at local restaurants.

That’s what makes Yakima’s Crafted a dining favorite for guests from the Northwest and beyond. Headed by James Beard Award nominee, Dan Koomoo, Crafted features a menu inspired by daily harvests at farms all around the Yakima Valley. Koomoo relies on relationships with local farmers to determine what’s on the menu each day. Seasonal dining doesn’t end there. Discover local flavors at bakeries and restaurants around the Valley.



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