The Wenatchee area is filled with fruit stands selling fresh apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, and pears in season. Stemilt Growers is a large local apple, cherry, and pear grower with tours and a retail shop (3615 Hwy. 97 Alt., 509/663-7848, www.stemilt.com).
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market (509/668-0497, www.wenatcheefarmersmarket.com, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Fri. June–Sept.) takes place in Riverside Park. Other Wenatchee farmers markets take place on Columbia Street (Sat. May–Oct.), at Methow Park (Thurs. July–Oct.), and at Leavenworth Lions Club Park (Tues. June–Oct.).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition