Yakima County has the most organic farms in the state

Yakima County has the most organic farms in the state »Play Video
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Yakima County has more organic farms than any other spot in the state. A report from Washington State University said Yakima County has more than 90. There are 3,500 traditional farms in Yakima County.

Farmers said the dry climate helps fight certain diseases and makes it easier to grow organically. One farmer said the demand for organic food keeps growing.

"There seems to be or there is a demand for organic hops and organic beer,” said Roy Farms President, Leslie Roy. “Organic beer is growing so we decided to work with our customers and produce the organic hops."

Grant County is second in the state with more than 85-certified organic farms.