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Yakima is located at the heart of Central Washington in Yakima County and serves as the county seat. Yakima is the largest city in Yakima county and is the 9th largest city in the state, covering over 19 square miles.

The Fertile soil in the Yakima Valley has gained it recognition as a leading agricultural center. The City is 145 miles southeast of Seattle and 200 miles southwest of Spokane. The outstanding air, highway and rail access to Yakima has allowed it to become a business and commercial hub for Central Washington.

The climate of the Yakima Valley is mild and dry, having characteristics of both maritime and continental climates modified by the Cascade and Rocky Mountains.

The summers are dry and hot and the winters are cool with light snowfall. There is an average of 290 days of sunshine each year with a normal total of 7.98 inches of precipitation. The average length of the growing season is 195 days.

A total of 31 parks are located within the City, providing 309 acres which are developed and in use. Four large out-door swimming pools, one large indoor pool, complete picnic facilities, one public and two private 18-hole golf courses, two nine-hole courses and 36 public tennis courts also provide recreational opportunities in Yakima.

As the state's leading agricultural county, "The Fruit Bowl of the Nation" has a large and highly varied farm base, complemented by diverse non-agricultural interests. Apples, cherries, pears, grapes and many other fruits plus a wide variety of vegetables, seeds, field crops, and cereal grains make the Yakima Valley one of the top agricultural producers in the nation.

There are over 250 manufacturing firms in the Yakima area which produce a variety of product including farm implements, wood products, packaging, plastic products, clothing, aircraft parts, and recreational vehicles.

Yakima is the State's leader in value of farm output, with a mature and diverse agricultural base. Yakima continues to be a leader among all counties in the nation in the production of apples, hops, sweet cherries and mint, and ranks sixteenth nationally in value of total agricultural products sold. With its farm production base, the Yakima area is also a major food processing region.


Location & Climate Yakima is located at the heart of Central Washington in Yakima County and serves as the county seat. Yakima is the largest city in Yakima county and is the 9th largest city in the state, covering over 19 square miles.



The Fertile soil in the Yakima Valley has gained it recognition as a leading agricultural center. The City is 145 miles southeast of Seattle and 200 miles southwest of Spokane. The outstanding air, highway and rail access to Yakima has allowed it to become a business and commercial hub for Central Washington.

The climate of the Yakima Valley is mild and dry, having characteristics of both maritime and continental climates modified by the Cascade and Rocky Mountains.

The summers are dry and hot and the winters are cool with light snowfall. There is an average of 290 days of sunshine each year with a normal total of 7.98 inches of precipitation. The average length of the growing season is 195 days.

Average Temperatures
Month High Low
January 36.7 19.7
April 63.5 34.7
July 87.8 53.0
October 64.15 35.1


Yakima Economy There are over 250 manufacturing firms in the Yakima area which produce a variety of product including farm implements, wood products, packaging, plastic products, clothing, aircraft parts, and recreational vehicles.

Yakima is the State's leader in value of farm output, with a mature and diverse agricultural base. Yakima continues to be a leader among all counties in the nation in the production of apples, hops, sweet cherries and mint, and ranks sixteenth nationally in value of total agricultural products sold. With its farm production base, the Yakima area is also a major food processing region.

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Yakima Agriculture As the state's leading agricultural county, "The Fruit Bowl of the Nation" has a large and highly varied farm base, complemented by diverse non-agricultural interests.

Apples, cherries, pears, grapes and many other fruits plus a wide variety of vegetables, seeds, field crops, and cereal grains make the Yakima Valley one of the top agricultural producers in the nation.


Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association
(509)452-8555

The Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association is a non-profit trade association established in 1917 to serve the Yakima Valley fruit industry. The association includes two types of membership: General Members are packers and shippers of fresh produce from the Yakima region. Associate Members are local organizations that support the work of the association but are not eligible for general membership. Please contact our office for more information on membership classes and eligibility for membership.

Washington State Fruit Commission
(509) 575-2587

The Northwest Cherry/Washington State Fruit Commission web site is intended to be a great resource for all your cherry and soft fruit needs. Whether you're looking for a delicious recipe, searching for health information, or want to know when our fresh cherry season is, this is the site for you! Enjoy!

Hop Growers of America
(509) 248-7043

One of the most fertile and productive growing areas in the world is the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Made up of the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, the region has become the top producer of high quality hop varieties.

Good Fruit Growers
(509) 575-2315

The GFG Buyer's Guide is the ultimate fruit industry resource for growers.


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