in season

Ripe with Tradition

Something special happens every December here in the Yakima Valley—Leda makes tamales.  These are a bit different than the corn husks filled with masa and meats that are steamed to perfection and eaten with zeal around these here parts.  These are Costa Rican tamales, made a bit differently but in the same spirit.  Most notably, … Continued


Panaderias from Tieton to Toppenish

Baby, it’s cold out there.  As winter is finding its way to the Yakima Valley, it seemed a good move to go inside.  The steamy windows of the panaderias lured us like a siren song. There is something about the baking of bread that is comforting on a DNA level.  The kneading of dough, the … Continued


#Rootcam: Meet Provisions

Feast your eyes on Provisions restaurant + market! The crew at Yakima Valley’s newest chef-driven Pacific Northwest-inspired restaurant captured some tantalizing photos of this game-changing establishment for rooted.  Set to open December 1st, Provisions is a collaboration between Executive Chef and General Manager, Lindsay Park and owners Brig and Susie Temple.  We’re excited about Chef … Continued


Where Thanksgiving Lives

There’s a social media trend that takes place this time every year where people make a daily effort to mention something they are thankful for.  You have to love Thanksgiving for bringing an appreciation of the now center stage. I confess, I love this.  Seeing people look around at their everyday lives and comb it … Continued


The Nature of Community Giving

It’s November again, and that means people are reminded to count their blessings.  With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude creeps to the forefront of our minds taking on a thoughtfulness that is both beautiful and refreshing.  It is apropos that this story should run in November, but really, the thoughtfulness of Northwest Harvest, a food … Continued