Agriculture

Yakima County is home to one of Washington’s most diverse agricultural systems that contributes a whopping $1.6 billion to the local economy.

Farmers Markets

During the summer months and into the fall, Yakima Valley visitors will find several farmers markets operating throughout the area, offering yet another fun option for enjoying the Valley’s bountiful harvests. These markets bring farmers and food producers together in one spot, along with arts-and-crafts vendors, specialty food producers, food vendors and entertainers to create a fun shopping experience. Some long-running markets are these:

Selah’s Wednesday Market: Runs on Wednesdays from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. at 210 S. First St. in the parking lot behind the King’s Row restaurant. Check out its Facebook page to learn more.

Yakima Downtown Farmer’s Market: Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 15 W. Yakima Avenue, mid-May through October. To learn more, visit downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com

Granger Farmer’s Market: Runs June through September at the KDNA/NCEC Plaza, 121 Sunnyside Ave., Granger. To find out operation days and hours visit grangerfarmersmarket.org.

Prosser Saturday Market: In the park at 1329 Sommers Ave. Operating hours are from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, June into October. Check out prosserfarmersmarket.com.

Produce Stands

The Valley is also host to a number of produce stands where you can get fruit and vegetables in season, freshly harvested from farms and orchards in the Valley and surrounding region. You can visit the stands directly or find some of them operating booths at the farmer’s markets.

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