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Whether it’s over ice cream or in a cocktail, this Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup captures summer in the Skagit Valley. For a burst of sweet and floral, we use ingredients from Bow Hill Blueberries and La Conner Gardens. Blueberries are ripe and ready from July through August. Bunches of lavender are in full bloom for…

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You’re driving down a country road in March in the Skagit Valley, the brisk early spring air pouring in through your car window. It’s sunny now, but the world is wet from the seasonal downpours, deep puddles are reflecting the sunlight in the fields outside. Something yellow catches your eye, you turn your head. You…

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Make your holiday table stand out with Roasted Chestnut & Apple Stuffing. Chestnuts grown and harvested the Skagit Valley are the star ingredient. Their sweetness pairs well with apples to compliment the savory flavors of traditional dressing. How many Skagit-grown ingredients are making up your meal? This recipe counts those from 1 baker and 3…

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It’s game day every day with Bow Hill Blueberries’ 12th Man Smoothie. Take advantage of the health benefits of blueberries before the tailgating begins! Both Organic Heirloom Blueberry Powder, frozen berries and Organic Heirloom Blueberry Juice add a nutritious boost to this smoothie. The powder, antioxidant-rich, high fiber and nutrient-dense, is made from a blend…

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Heading west on Bow Hill Road you’ll see a large, hand-painted sign announcing Bow Hill Blueberries, the oldest family-run blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. Many locals have fond memories of working the harvest in these same fields as young adults. This 8 acre farm was established in 1947 and continues today producing heirloom, organic blueberries. Pull…

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The sweet smell of fresh berries follows you inside, past the case of pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls and delicious goods baked from scratch. Tucked on immaculate shelves, flowered tea cups await treasure hunters.  Ice cream shakes, jams and farm-grown produce (including five types of strawberries) tempt the palette, while seasonal fresh flowers and decor greet…

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Sun-sweetened strawberries shine in this Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Author Rachael Sobczak of Water Tank Bakery exclusively uses Cairnspring Mills Flour in all of her baked goods. The shortcakes are buttery, light, and flavorful. To top them off are the glorious Skagit-grown strawberries of Schuh Farms. Want to get a taste of #magicskagit? A strawberry shortcake…

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Celebrate summer with panzanella! Ripe blueberries from Bow Hill Blueberries and Red Shed Farm cantaloupe are complimented by the fresh basil grown to near perfection at Blanchard Mountain Farm. Panzanella is a pleasant, summertime salad ideal for using up stale bread. Didn’t quite finish your loaf from Breadfarm? “Waste not want not” is never better with this cool, sweet and savory Italian bread salad.

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Apple cider in braises produces a flavorful and versatile dish. Double this recipe and freeze a batch! Just 15 minutes of prep, and the oven does all the work in this wintertime classic. GSV Founding Member, Sauk Farm, freshly presses both organic apples and grapes to produce premiere Pacific Northwest ciders.

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