About Washington Grown

Food is what Washington Grown is all about!  From the field to the plate and everything in between, Washington Grown will highlight the fantastic food scene and industry that makes Washington state a great place to enjoy hundreds of locally grown items.  Washington Grown will tell the story of what Washington’s 300 crops provide to our meals, culture, economy, and world.

So whether you prefer the urban lifestyle, live in one of Washington’s many rural communities, or call home somewhere in between, Washington’s farming community impacts your life.  Everyone from anywhere in our state can agree that safe, affordable, and nutritious food is what we want for ourselves and those we care about.  So spend some time and discover all that Washington Grown has to offer.  You will be able to find everything from personal stories about the foods you care about, information about where you can experience the great taste of Washington, to insightful facts about the impact and the role of agriculture within our state.

Meet The Hosts

Kristi Gorenson

Kristi Gorenson-is Washington grown through and through. Kristi was born and raised in Puyallup, WA. She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Washington State University and currently lives in Spokane. When Kristi isn't talking to farmers, ranchers and tasting amazing food for Washington Grown, she's a realtor for Windermere in Spokane.

Fun facts

  • Kristi is the mother of two girls.
  • She enjoys competing in triathlons when she can find the time!

Tomas Guzman

A lifelong Washington State resident, Tomas' engaging personality and love for Washington Agriculture won him a spot this year in front of the camera as co-host. Tomas is a talented cinematographer having served as camera operator on numerous feature films and television commercials as well as national and regional agriculture video projects.

Fun facts

  • Tomas is not just a co-host of the show, he is also the head camera operator!

Val Thomas-Matson

Val Thomas-Matson-a Seattle native is thrilled to join Team WG as a co-host of Washington Grown. She loves nibbling, laughing and sharing the delights and wonders of Washington Agriculture. Thomas-Matson is the Executive Producer/Host of Look, Listen and Learn TV - and early learning TV and streaming program Learn.

Fun facts

  • She’s loves rubberstamp crafts and cardmaking.
  • Val is also into the sport of curling.

Our Partners At Washington Grown

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Del Monte
  • Northwest Chicken Council
  • Washington Alfalfa Seed Commission
  • SeaBear Salmon
  • Shepherd's Grain
  • Stemilt
  • Tree Top
  • Washington Apple Commission
  • Washington Blueberry Commission
  • Washington Cattlemen’s Association
  • Washington Dairy Products Commission
  • Washington Family Farms
  • Washington Farm Bureau
  • Washington Grain Commission
  • Washington Hay Growers Association
  • Washington Red Raspberry Commission
  • Washington Restaurant Association
  • Washington Wine Commission
  • Washington State Beef Commission
  • Washington State Cattle Feeders Association
  • Washington State Conservation Commission
  • Washington State Potato Commission
  • Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission