Bleyhl Country Stores honored for service

Bleyhl Country Stores, which has a store in Pasco, has won the Farm Mart Retailer of the Year award for the third time.

The award was announced earlier this month during the annual Horizon Distribution Inc. trade show in Yakima. The award is given for overall presentation, exemplary customer service and community involvement.

Bleyhl Farm Service started in the Yakima Valley in 1964, and now has five retail stores, in Sunnyside, Grandview, Zillah, Toppenish and Pasco.

Bleyhl previously won the Farm Mart Retailer of the Year award in 1999, when it opened its Zillah store, and again in 2005 for the major remodel and inventory expansion at its Sunnyside location. In 2008, Bleyhl opened its farm store/convenience store in Grandview, and this year remodeled the Zillah store.