Yakima County is located in Washington State south of Mt. Rainier. This agricultural area is noted for its production of apples, wine, and hops. Recently, Yakima County has become the top grower of hops in the United States. Yakima's economy is fueled by agriculture and there are many produce related jobs in the area. Some of the main crops produced in this area include: hops, apples, sweet cherries, pears and other soft fruits like prunes and plums, squash, peppers and sweet corn. There are also over 19,000 acres of juice, wine and table grapes planted in the region.
Yakima used to be a central retail hub but they have recently shifted their focus to the renovation and preservation of their downtown area. There are many festivals and initiatives to help promote the future growth of this area. There is a weekly farmers market, pedestrian focused amenities, great sidewalks and beautiful planters downtown to help increase the appeal of this neighborhood. In addition to a thriving downtown atmosphere Yakima also has a military training center and trolleys that operate in the summer. Yakima is a great place to live and excel in your produce career.