Monday, September 7, 2015

We’re Here for Harvest Bounty

We are here for you.

Wine, crisp apples, and abundant local charm are in season and ready to share. Visit our local farmers markets or shop a roadside fruit stand to experience harvest bounty in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Farmers Markets

At the Chelan Evening Farmers Market you’ll find the expected: tomatoes, peppers, herbs, plums, peaches, cherries, apples; the unexpected: hummus, goat cheese, lavender and other flowers; and the unusual: gooseberries, currants and wool. Get to the know the farmers and vendors who work so hard to bring their beautiful offerings to market.

Chelan Evening Farmers MarketFarmer-focused for sure, but also so much more. Entertainment is offered at the market, including story time for kids and music for everyone. A barn owl visits regularly, held by Debbie Barnett, Lake Chelan’s own “bird-lady” to inspire and educate visitors.

Picnic on prepared food or fresh fruits and vegetables in adjacent Riverwalk Park. The market happens each Thursday through mid-October from 4:00 to 7:00pm.

For even more harvest bounty, visit the Chelan Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm on the corner of Johnson & Columbia or the Manson Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Grange Hall parking lot from 8:30 to 11:30am. Both run through mid-October.

Agricultural Tourism

The many roadside fruit stands in and around the Lake Chelan Valley are great places to purchase fruit and vegetables fresh from the fields and orchards.Lake Chelan Apples

As early as April, the pear trees begin to bloom, followed by apples and then a host other tree fruits. Harvest begins with cherries in June, and continues through October with several of the late apple varieties. In season fresh fruits found in the valley also include apricots, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, plums and of course, wine grapes.

Visit these fruit stands and u-pick experiences:

Book your stay in Lake Chelan for fall harvest and celebrate what makes Lake Chelan a true Washington Original.

from Lake Chelan

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