Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Make Plans to Come Play in Fresh Air and Sunshine

Many families with children visit the Yakima Valley to enjoy the sunshine, pick farm fresh fruit in the orchards or vegetables for canning or pickling. What could be better than to take a bite of a ripe peach just picked from the tree. Delicious!

Experience the fun educational activities offered at Barretts Orchard. Learn about the growing of cherries through an interpretive walk through the cherry orchards and enjoy the cherry picking festival during the harvest. Pick apples and sample cider in the fall.

Visit Bella Terra Gardens to pick the fresh organic strawberries, black berries, raspberries and blueberries in season. Your children will enjoy the farm animals, goats, babydoll sheep and chickens.

Learn about making cheese at the Darigold Dairy Fair and, better yet, sample the Darigold ice cream.

Visit the Selah Ridge Lavender Farm in July harvest days to gather fresh cut lavender surrounded by their soothing aroma. Photos

These are just a few of the child friendly activities to enjoy. Come play in the fresh air and sunshine and experience Yakima Valley farm fresh fun. Stop at the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center for a children's gift packet including color pages like the one below.

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