Handcrafted Flavors from the Source!

Handcrafted Flavors from the Source!

October 30, 2019

Take a trip to the Yakima Valley and get ready for fall and winter get-togethers, gift-giving and holiday baking. Visit Valley farm stands for freshly harvested apples and pears for your fall baking. Find an array of baked treats and delicious food products handcrafted right here in the Yakima Valley by the folks who grow the fruit. Pick up fruit pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, chocolate covered cherries, fruit jams, dessert sauces and caramel sauce for the holidays on the horizon. Find farm-fresh fall flavors at these local farms and shops.

Johnson Orchards Bake Shop offers an ever changing selection of made-from-scratch seasonal pies including apple, caramel apple, French apple, pumpkin, blueberry and more. Choose from mini or large pies for entertaining. Pre-order your favorite pie and it will be ready for pickup when you arrive. Take home some homemade cookie dough to make your own warm from the oven cookies!  Everything is baked from scratch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so plan your next visit! Johnson Orchards is also the place to shop for freshly harvested fall fruits. Pick up a case of the newest apple on the market, Cosmic Crisp! You’ll also find Honey Crisp, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Jazz, organic Pixie Crunch, Ambrosia, Winesap, Rome and Pink Lady. Pear varieties include D’Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, Asian and organic Packham. Johnson Orchards is also the home to Copper Pot Caramels; in addition to hand-rolled caramels, pick up a jar of their caramel sauce to dip your favorite apples in. The fruit warehouse also carries locally made gift items perfect for the holidays and hostess gifts and more. Make someone’s day with a gift of candles from the Rooted In Candle Co., lavender spray soaps, lotions and oil from Selah Ridge Lavender Farm products, Tieton Cider Works hard cider, Purple Star and Gilbert Cellars Wine and Basalt Roasters Coffee – all make right here in the Yakima Valley. Gift cards are available. 

Washington Fruit Place at Barret Orchards features 10 varieties of their own preserves including sugar free, as well as other locally made products such as honey, barbecue sauce, pasta and soups. Stop by their quaint farmhouse style gift shop to stock on these delicious flavors, as well as unique gifts and home décor. Pick up boxes of Cosmic Crisp, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonagold, Mutsu and Cameo apples, as well as Bosc and Asian pears. Visit the Big Red Barn for a wonderful section of gift items for your kitchen and holiday giving. You can order boxes of apples and other items online.

Chukar Cherries are produced right at the source from cherries locally grown in Prosser. The main Gift Shop and manufacturing facility are famous for crafting dried fruits and nuts and a variety of delectable chocolate covered dried cherries without additives since 1988. You can also order delicious sweet or sour cherry pies or purchase cherry pie filling to make your own. You can’t go wrong with a gift of delectable raspberry or chocolate cherry bundt cake as a gift or family Holiday treat. Let the staff at Chukar Cherries do some of your holiday baking. Enjoy cherry almond biscotti with your coffee in the morning. Pick up cherry preserves, a decadent chocolate cherry dessert sauce or unique cherry salsa for a special treat.

The Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center  gift shop features a selection of locally made products from throughout the Yakima Valley. Find Micks Pepper Jellies, Big Papas Pickled & Spicy Asparagus, Spicy Pickles, and Dilly Beans, a curated selection of Valley wines, Craic Honey, Rill Soups, Apres Vin Grape seed oil, It’s All about the Pretzels and many more. Need a gift basket? The staff will assemble a basket with the products you have chosen and package it beautifully for you to take home or to be mailed. Orders can also be made via email.

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