in season

Dog Days of Spring

Now that the sun has finally decided to show up, we’re hungry.  But not for the same old same, we want something with a little panache.  Something as delectable and laid back as a warm spring afternoon in the Valley.  Lucky for us, Winey Dogs has just what we are angling for.  On 6th Avenue … Continued


Good To Be Rooted

With the scent of spring in the air, and warm weather on our minds, we cheers to all that awaits us in the valley this season. Sport your rooted shirts and celebrate the Yakima Valley! (All shirts available for order here) Daily work shirt The Boyd shirt Beer, tacos and food trucks, (oh my!) shirt … Continued


A Wandering Hop Comes To Rest

On a chilly February day, I turn my car down the road into an ordinary middle class neighborhood and soon the origin place of Yakima’s next craft beer brewery comes into view.  Like any self-respecting Seattle band from the 90’s, Wandering Hop Brewery was born in Nathan and Whitney Cooper’s garage. Approaching the one-car-sized space, I notice … Continued


Spring Awakening (Almost)

A big blue sky has been an elusive sighting this winter, but on a recent morning, Gary Morford and I caught one.  Gary, the owner of Green Acre Farms in the Lower Valley, has graciously agreed to let me tag along in the pick-up for a few hours while he does his daily farm survey.  … Continued


Fruit Coitus

We at rooted live smack-dab in the middle of apple country.  When we say miles of orchard, it’s no boast.  There are quite literally fruit trees in any direction from where ever you happen to find yourself here in the Yakima Valley.  Depending on market trends and growing techniques, orchards are planted and replanted all … Continued