Posts tagged FLOWERS

The Sunshine Farm Market first opened in 1991 as a simple roadside fruit stand—not much more than a few bins of apples under a shade canopy.  Now, 27 years later, Sunshine Farm is a full service market selling cheeses, meats, artisan bread, locally roasted coffee beans,  jams, jellies, sauces, dressings, mustards, a great selection of road food--popcorn, candy, and other snacks.  They also carry several lines of local and natural botanically-based face and body products.  Picnic tables outside to stay awhile, have a snack and take in the view. 

Each summer, Sunshine Farm is host to a few goats from Pine Stump Farms in Omak.  Pine Stump is a small, sustainable goat dairy that produces milk, cheese, and meat.  The goats there (and also the land and other animals ) are well treated and the farmers make a modest and sustainable living off their small farm business.  The goats are super sweet and very happy to hang out in Chelan for the summer.  

Sunshine Farm Market, 179 Highway 97A -- on the South Shore of Lake Chelan, four miles west of Chelan and 40 miles north of Wenatchee.   (509) 682-1350

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Estes has estate grown fresh fruit and vegetables, but what really steals the show are the hundreds of Lady Bug hanging flower baskets they sell out every summer season. Something like 1,500 baskets are prepared early every spring by the owners themselves, Victor & Autumn Garibay.  You can tell Victor and Autumn take great pride in carrying on a tradition that started back in the 70's by original owner, Joan Estes, by the impressive greenhouses they beautifully maintain.  After getting drunk on colorful flowers, you can't help but walk away with a new flower pot to put on the porch. 

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables of the season from their own farms as well as from other local producers.  

  • Large selection of jams, honey, pickles, and other jarred goods.

  • Lady Bug Hanging Flower baskets.

  • Beautifully landscaped grass and pond area to sit and rest around. 

Estes Fruit Stand and Hanging Baskets, 13656 State Route 2 | East Wenatchee, Washington 98802  | 509-884-2034

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Fresh fruit & vegetables, specialty foods, wine/cider/beer,  ice cream, petting zoo, cow train rides and a mini farm-themed amusement park including a maze.  It's a kids haven of fun interactive play areas that include trikes, ball toss, a maze and farm animals!  What more could you ask for in a roadside fruit stand!  Oh, I forgot, there is also an espresso stand for recharging before hitting the road again. And Silvara winery right up the hill if you want wine tasting with a beautiful view of the valley.

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