Organic Farms Growing Large in Yakima County
Yakima County has more organic farms than any other area of the state. A report from Washington State University said Yakima County has more than 90. There are 3,500 traditional farms in Yakima County.
Farmers said the dry climate helps fight certain diseases and makes it easier to grow organically. Farmers say the demand for organic food keeps growing.
Grant County is second in the state with more than 85-certified organic farms.