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White House Bed and Breakfast Yakima

Did you know that your Friday night IPA is likely made from juicy hops grown in Yakima, Washington? Or even the apple on your counter, and the sprig of mint in your salad? I’d say it’s well known to most Washington residents that Yakima Valley has a fascinating geographical and native history, killer views of…

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yakima arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon us, it is finally time to stop being cooped up inside and spend some time in nature. After the extreme winter season, I am beyond ready to bask in the sun and enjoy the outdoors — especially at the Yakima Area Arboretum. With its claim…

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tacos

It’s taken a long time for the food truck scene to come to fruition in the Yakima Valley. But right now, it’s fair to say, the food truck frenzy is at its peak. Sure, there’s been plenty of taco trucks spotted throughout the valley for years, but it took a while for others to begin…

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I think it’s safe to say that as Washingtonians, we are pretty lucky people. We have breathtaking landscapes, enjoy actual seasons and don’t fear natural disaster the way many other states do. We are a center for technology, commerce and agriculture. The agriculture is what completely sets us apart though. Large software companies can always…

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Certain locales lend themselves to be a perfect host for specialty events; from cheese festivals in Wisconsin to a pizza competition in New York and Chicago or BBQ cookoffs in Kansas City, Memphis or pretty much anywhere in the great state of Texas. None of those destinations can hold a candle to one of the…

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beer

Hops, the main component in flavoring beer, is a sun loving plant. Requiring between six and eight hours of sunlight per day, these vertically growing flower buds are used all over the world. But, did you know that in 2016, Yakima surpassed even Germany in the hop harvesting sector? Thus making it the hop growing…

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