The Land

wheatwebhorizontalSouth of the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities, near the small town of Paterson, sits 3,000 acres of prime Horse Heaven Hills farmland available for long-term lease, much of which is immediately available for organic production.

This region is known for its prime soils, long growing seasons and the kind of favorable agricultural conditions that can produce multiple crops per year. It’s a temperate, arid/semi-arid climate ideal for eastern Washington agriculture.

Row crops, such as carrots, potatoes, sweet corn and onions, have historically grown well here, as have Washington’s famous apple orchards. Today, you will find a multitude of crops in the area including mint, blueberries and red and white wine grapes – no surprise given Horse Heaven Hills’ AVA designation. Upon full development and perfection of the water right, a minimum of 250 acres of orchard, vineyard or berries (or combination of these) is expected.

The Benton County location is within one mile of State Hwy 221 and offers excellent proximity to nearby processing facilities and major distribution centers in Prosser and the Tri-Cities of Washington.

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The stats

  • devrahawkwcreditGuaranteed irrigation: 3.9 acre-feet, per acre of non-interruptible Columbia River water beginning in March and running through the end of October
  • Grow organic from day one on half of the property, with the remaining acres available for organic production quickly thereafter, view a map
  • Elevation: 720–900 feet
  • Within Horse Heaven Hills AVA
  • Parcels include approximately 5,277 acres in total, with about 3,000 of them expected to be irrigated
  • Soils: silt loam, wind-blown sands and loess
  • Secured rights-of-way provide ready access to all parcels
  • Multi-year maximum, average and minimum temperature available (below)

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(Source: DNR temperature data and AgWeatherNet via www.weather.wsu.edu)
Hawk photo by Devra.
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