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Spring is the season of new beginnings. Lambs, calves, and kids, frolic in pastures. Trees full of blossoms promise fruit later in the season. And growers collect and plant billions of tiny seeds to feed the world. But it’s not as simple as just planting seeds. Before the planting begins, seed growers meet to determine…

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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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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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