In my last newsletter I wrote: “With the interest that has already been generated, this building will fill up fast. If you have been thinking about getting more information about Blue Mountain Station, or have been waiting to see if this was really going to happen, now would be a good time to check us out. Leases will be very affordable and if you commit soon you will be able to have input into the direction of the project and first choice for space.” We are at this time planning our first multi-processor building. If you are looking for affordable processing space for your products in a community of like-minded food entrepreneurs, you owe it to yourself to check out Blue Mountain Station. If you’re looking for an inexpensive per sq ft lease to do natural and organic food processing, let me encourage you to find out more about BMS. Our grant from the State of Washington makes this a great opportunity for smaller processors needing 500 to 2,000 sq ft. Land is also for sale if you want to put up your own building.
If you’re not familiar with eastern Washington, Dayton is a rural community located 30 miles from Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Valley. There are quite a few reasons to consider this location, and many involve quality of life. In 2006 Money Magazine voted Walla Walla one of the best places to retire, and it has, “quality of life, climate, and recreation,” according to Bestplaces.com.
Dayton shares all of the same features as Walla Walla: small town charm, great historic downtown, and amazing Victorian and Craftsman homes. Walla Walla, of course, is famous for its Walla Walla Sweet Onions, and now premier wineries, tasting rooms and restaurants. Sunset Magazine wrote, “This southeastern Washington town was once famous for wheat and sweet onions. These days, show up at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen on a Friday night, and you’ll see it filled with young winemakers who produce some of the best Cabernets and Syrahs in the country. “Best small towns for foodies” – Sunset.com.
Dayton’s famous Patit Creek Restaurant has been joined by many other fine restaurants, tasting room and micro breweries. So many fine eats in a small town. Patit Creek Restaurant, Dayton – Restaurant Reviews – TripAdvisor. Natural and organic food processing fits this area. You can supply local food to many large markets such as: Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Boise and The Tri-Cities.
Dayton is great place to retire, raise a family, or grow your own food processing business. It is located in the heart of Washington’s agricultural area where anything can be grown. Seneca and Green Giant have had huge processing plants here in the past. That is part of Dayton’s history and we are planning to make food processing part of Dayton’s future. Contact us for more information about Blue Mountain Station and to come have a visit!