Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mighty Tieton -- A Community for Creativity

Artistsans and craftsmen are finding their way to Mighty Tieton. Located in the rich agricultural region of the Yakima Valley, Tieton is a small community with traditional ties to to regions farming roots.

Mighty Tieton exists away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you will find contemplation, inspiration and bursts of creativity are common. The quaint city features an old time town square for both artist and community gatherings. The warehouse hosts frequent art shows, exhibits and gatherings.

At this time a dozen independently owned artisan businesses have started or expanded under the Mighty Tieton banner
. Tieton Cider Works is one of the craft businesses operating in the area. The family owned ranch, Harmony Orchards, is on land first homesteaded in the 1930's, where now organic cider apples produce tasty products. Tieton Farm and Creamery produces small batches of high-quality cheeses, such as fresh chevre, feta, provolone and grill-able Halloumi. There is a book bindery, Drachen kite production, co-op Ceramics studio, print shop and several artists studios and workshops. You can visit Mighty Tieton and stay in their small white cabins two blocks from the town square.

Mighty Tietion is virtually at the end of the road, 15 miles west of Yakima and 2 1/2 hours from Seattle. On the other hand, it may be the birthplace of inspiration for you.

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