The Yakima Farmers Market is not just about produce; it’s a weekly gathering of hundreds for what is basically a big outdoor party. Music fills the air alongside smoke from vendors’ grills. Kids run through the crowd with strawberry lemonade in big cups. Friends stop to chat over boxes of peaches or asparagus. The market fills South Third Street in front of The Capitol Theatre on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through October. The local harvest can be tracked by the selection. Green onions, radishes and lettuce in May. Then asparagus. Cherries and other fruit by the end of June. Sweet corn in July. Squash in the late summer and early fall. The prices are generally lower than supermarket prices, and the produce is often straight from the field.