Farm Fresh Fun in the Yakima Valley
For a taste of the Yakima Valley's bounty, including lush produce and Washington State wine, look no further than the small farms you see along the road.
Here, stretching over 350,000 acres of patchwork, fertile land is an abundance of small farms yielding asparagus, eggplant, apricots, winter pear, mint, all kinds of berries, pumpkins, and 30 other types of fruits and vegetables. Trellises in perfect rows hold up bright green hops that are used nationwide to flavor beers. And of course, of particular interest to those embarking on wine country tours, the famous vineyards form their own exclusive breed of viticulturists who are always happy to debate the harvest's yield and present fine bottles of wine, many of which are coveted throughout the country.
Pick up a Yakima Valley agricultural map showing the lay of the farmland. Farm roads and dirt tracks alongside fields can be taken by car. Stop by roadside stands to savor the large variety of offerings or gather your own at U-pick spots. You'll also find a number of wine country hotels available for you to stay in during your travels.
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Bring your family to Bill’s Berry Farm in Grandview, WA for a day of ‘Farm Fresh Produce and Family Fun’. A family owned and operated u-pick farm, we offer several varieties of Sweet Cherries, Organic Blueberries, Fresh Apples, and Fall Pumpkins and Decorative Gourds for you to pick fresh from our fields. New in 2011 is our 7 ˝ acre Barnyard Mystery Corn Maze, where you can get lost trying to figure out who kidnapped Farmer Bill! Enjoy the beauty of our rural setting while relaxing in the shade of the large trees in our park area.
Located in Union Gap Washington, at the base of Rattlesnake Ridge it's park like surroundings hold equipment and information including the Magness Room displaying over 3,000 antique hand tools, the steam engine used to power the old Naches sawmill, a collection of bells from the valley schools, a working sawmill, and the home of the Lindeman Tractor. All of this and more has combined to create the Central Washington Agricultural Museum, the largest historical Museum in Motion in the Pacific Northwest.
The American Hop Museum, located in the heart of the nation's largest hop producing area, features striking exhibitions and intriguing displays, and a unique gift shop highlighting an array of items devoted to the history and future of hop cultivation. Since most of the hops grown in the U.S. are here in the Yakima Valley, few people outside the area have ever seen them. The American Hop Museum is presently housed in a building that was originally opened as Trimble Brothers Creamery in 1917 in Toppenish, Washington.
Slow down your fast pace and stroll through the shade of an orchard, picking fruit as generations of families have done before. Irrigated since 1889, the Yakima Valley is a prime agricultural area with 5 distinct AVA’s (wine growing regions). Yakima Valley’s irrigated high desert volcanic soil produces both scenic beauty and bountiful crops with a harvest schedule stretching from April through November. The Yakima Valley has the largest variety of crops in the Pacific Northwest. Our farm families invite you to join them in the harvest!
Quality Alpacas in Washington's Yakima Valley! Alpacas are quickly becoming an important livestock choice for farms across the country. Alpacas grow thick fiber (like sheep fleece), which is clipped or shorn each year. This fiber is considered to be one of the world's finest and most luxurious natural materials. You are invited to visit the Silbury Hill farm and discover alpacas! The green pastures are nestled among acres of grapes and peaches. Come and enjoy a visit!
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