It all started when…
In the 1930’s Bruce and Myrtle Battenfield came to the big old dust bowl of Yakima in Eastern Washington, making their home on 35 acres on top of the hill overlooking the valley. They decided their crop would be cherries, and as far as the eye could see the luscious fruit dripped off the trees, interspersed with the occasional peach tree and the ever-present wild asparagus.
Sadly, with Bruce and Myrtle’s passing the ranch fell into a state of disrepair, and many of the trees died, although enough remained that their granddaughter Lee remained enchanted on her many visits, first as a child with her parents and later on with her own children in tow. When she inherited the ranch several years ago she decided to relocate and, along with her husband and children, revitalize the ranch and restore it to it’s previous splendor.
Lee’s children squawked about her running up and down ladders harvesting cherries, so Lee and her husband Chuck decided to cultivate a harvest a little closer to the ground. 1200 raspberry plants went into the dark, rich soil, and Harmony Hill U-Pick was born!
We are so excited to share a piece of our family history with you and yours, and we hope to see you soon!
Lee and Chuck Goll