Cascades Farmlands - Promoting and supporting small farms and agricultural tourism for North Central Washington since 2001.
Since 2001, Cascade Farmlands has actively promoted and supported small farms and agricultural tourism in North Central Washington. Cascade Farmlands is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting small agribusinesses and helping visitors experience and connect with the bounty and beauty of farms, orchards and local businesses in North Central Washington. For our members, we provide support, training and event coordination.
Agritourism in the US is a growth industry that includes geotourism, ecotourism, wine tourism and culinary tourism. Agritourism engages visitors in agriculturally-based activities such as picking fresh fruits and vegetables, selecting produce from a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, feeding animals, staying at a B&B on a farm or learning how to create a delectable culinary dish from seasonal local harvests.
In 2006, Cascades Farmlands was voted the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce #1 Business in Chelan County. Cascade Farmlands has promoted agricultural tourism events such as the highly acclaimed Leavenworth Wine Walk and is responsible for the creation and distribution of the Cascade Farmlands Driving Map.