317-Acre Wine Tourism Resort Planned East Of Yakima

Wine tourism in the Yakima Valley will soon be redefined if plans for a 317-acre multi-use development east of town continue to materialize.  The Yakima County Planning Division signed off last month on plans for a winery-themed Master Planned Development Overlay resort that will feature more than 1,100 year-round or seasonal residential units, 150-200 apartments,... Continue Reading →

Stone fruits help drive Valicoff Fruit’s growth

The Valicoff family has been growing produce in the Yakima Valley since the 1930s, but the company didn’t really hit its stride until the mid-1980s, when it became Valicoff Fruit Co. The family-owned apple, pear and stone fruit operation based in Wapato, Wash., started out growing vegetables under the name Valicoff Gardens before transitioning into... Continue Reading →

Family always a priority at Evans Fruit Co.

Family comes first at Evans Fruit Co., a 69-year-old growing and shipping operation based in Washington’s Yakima Valley. The company started small back in 1949, when Bill and Jeannette Evans planted their first 10-acre apple orchard in their late teen years. Over time, with the help of family and friends, Evans Fruit has become an... Continue Reading →

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