Community Close-Up:  Thorp Fruit Stand

Community Close-Up 

Thorp Fruit Stand

By Brook Buckingham


What is synonymous with summer? Fresh fruit! And what better place to get your summertime favorites than the Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall. 


In this month’s Community Close-Up, we’re exploring this Kittitas County mainstay, that has been a fixture of our community for more than 60 years. 


What we enjoy today, started out in 1944 as a small roadside fruit stand. Of course, there are still fresh fruits and vegetables, but now there are also unique gifts, locally produced specialty food items, and two floors of antiques. 


I’m told that cherries are in season right now and I can confidently say that they are absolutely delicious!  


August is the best month for fresh fruit at the stand. You’ll find fresh and in season melons, corn, cherries, apricots, apples, squash, plums, pears, peaches, and nectarines.