GRANGER, Wash. - One cherry grower near Granger is using a state program to house migrant farmworkers in tents.
When they're not picking cherries, about 100 workers are living in 16 military-style tents at the orchard owned by Helen Reddout.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports she one of 13 growers in the state using the rent-a-tent program.
The camp is erected to state and federal standards and inspected by the state Health Department. The tents surround two common buildings with restrooms and kitchenettes.
The state has 250 tents for this year's cherry harvest. The program is run by the Growers League, a Yakima non-profit that represents growers.