The wait is over! Harvest season is here! It kicks off every year with the first tender, spring asparagus. Then from the fields and orchards come berries, cherries and more from now through October. Union Gap is perfectly situated to be your home base for a farm-fresh ROAD TRIP! Call Union Gap home and then take a quick drive through the gap to explore farms throughout the Valley. Don’t forget to hit the iconic farm stand, Fruit City, right in Union Gap and on Sunday's visit Yakima's Farmer's Market in the Valley Mall parking lot.
Plan your road trip to Union Gap and take home all the flavors of spring and summer!
Union Gap is known for its decades old produce stand, Fruit City. Established in 1966, Fruit City is passionately operated as a second-generation business by a pair of brothers and best friends, the St. Aubin boys. It’s a long-time local favorite stop for a vast array of produce grown and carefully sourced by the St. Aubins. Stop by for fresh produce, as well as specialty food products.
A short drive from Union Gap, find farm-fresh fun harvesting your own strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Blueberry Hill Berries begins u-pick blueberries mid June into August, followed by raspberries late June through August, blackberries July through August and grapes September and October. Strawberry Days festival at Bill’s Berry Farm is underway Saturdays through June 12. Then, Cherry & Berry Days kicks off Saturdays through July 10 and July 5 in honor of Independence Day which falls on a Sunday this year.
Take a day to visit farm stands in the lower Yakima Valley. With more than 3,000 farm stands throughout the Valley, you’ll find country roads dotted with family farm stands operated by multiple generations of growers. Lateral A in Wapato is a quick drive from Union Gap with a host of wonderful stands offering bountiful harvests from berries and cherries to tender spring vegetables and then all the wonderful flavors of summer.
After a delicious day at the farm, drive on back to Union Gap with a stop at nearby wineries for a tasting or a glass. Consider a stop at Treveri Cellars, Owen Roe or J Bell Cellars. For dinner in Union Gap, choose from an array of authentic Mexican flavors or sample from one of the iconic classic American burger joints. Remember parking at Union Gap hotels is abundant and always free!