Thousands of people enjoyed the tastes of the Yakima Valley this summer and fall by stopping at a farmers market. It didn't matter if it was the Yakima Farmers' Market or the Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market nearly everything that's grown in the Yakima Valley could be found at one of the markets that closed for the year over the past weekend. At the height of the season 60 to 70 vendors or more can be found at each of the markets that also have live music and kids activities. The manager of the Yakima Farmers' Market located at the Valley Mall parking lot says the biggest challenge this year was the weather. But Don Eastridge says the heat is always something they have to deal with every year. On the last weekend both markets have a handful of growers who were selling fall vegetables and melons.
At the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market Sunday was kids day celebrating Halloween.

Like many of the growers both markets now close down for the winter and prepare for another year. The markets open again on Mothers Day 2020.