Visit Skagit’s farm stands for a fresh take on fresh foods
From tote to table, celebrate Skagit’s farm stands this July and August. Discover the diverse and bountiful crops of the Skagit Valley by exploring its produce stands and farm stores. Meet your farmer and connect to an exceptional agricultural community growing over 80 commercial crops. All the while, enjoy the Skagit countryside with unsurpassed vistas of the San Juan Islands, Olympic Coast Range, and North Cascades.
Visit Skagit with Farmstand Fresh!
Farmstand Fresh highlights farm stands from across the valley in July and August. Visitors gain access to local chefs offering personal Zoom calls filled with tips and tricks on cooking and preserving. Shoppers at participating stands can sign up for a free 15-minute Zoom session provided by a local chef. Plus, they can enter to win gift certificates to Skagit Valley restaurants. Genuine Skagit Valley encourages our visitors and locals alike to explore farms, savor the fresh flavors of Skagit, and connect to a local chef for some virtual kitchen inspiration!
Need help planning an itinerary? Make it a weekend of exploring the farms of the beautiful Skagit Valley. Open-fields, velvety ice cream, sweet corn, fresh-picked flowers, farm tractors, and friendly exchanges await for those that visit Skagit’s farm stands.
Greet the growers and taste the bounty when visiting Skagit’s farm stands
Guests can meet the growers, visit the fields and farms, and bite into summertime (such as sun-sweetened berries, red ripe Heirloom tomatoes, crunchy carrots, and scratch-baked goods.) Visit any one of the 17 participating farm stands listed below. There, shoppers can sign up for a free 15-minute Chef Chat. They can also enter to win $25 gift certificates to participating restaurants.
Within walking distance of downtown Mount Vernon, find owner Laura Ward’s micro-urban farm and flower stand. Bouquets, cut flowers, produce, and plant starts are offered April through September. On just…
Located off of Chuckanut Drive near Edison, Blanchard Mountain Farm grows WSDA certified organic vegetables, unique herbs, cut flowers and specialty crops; including many Italian varieties! Owners Linda Versage and…
Coming soon! Certified organic family farm offering fall and winter produce, flowers, and Boldly Grown pepper powders. Regional leaders in radicchio production, owners Amy Frye and Jacob Slosberg grow numerous varieties. Located in Bow, Washington off of Chuckanut Drive.
Established in 1947, Bow Hill Blueberries is the oldest family-run blueberry farm in the Skagit Valley. Co-owned by the Matheson and Ranz families, they sell heirloom, Certified Organic blueberries and…
Margy & Chris Dariotis’s beautiful roadside stand greets visitors and locals alike with organic fresh produce and flowers. They specialize in gourmet varieties of garlic, tomatoes, and peppers, plus various other fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Products vary throughout the season. They are located a mile east of downtown La Conner on the corner of Chilberg & Hulbert Rd.
Mossy Gate Flower Farm is a woman-owned, seasonal cut flower farm. With sustainably grown blooms April through October, owner Jesalyn Pettigrew specializes in tulips, daffodils, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias and much…
This hometown seafood market offering fresh shellfish including oysters, clams, shrimp, prawns, plus fish and more. Owned and operated by the Rodarte family, the shellfish is exclusively grown and harvested…
Fresh produce, seven types of berries, pies, baked goods, fresh fruit shakes, canned goods, eggs, plant starts, flowering baskets and fresh flower bouquets available at the farm store and area farmers markets. Open daily from April through December.
Kimi’s mission is to highlight local farmers and producers through farm dinners and special food events in the beautiful Skagit Valley. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and has culinary experience ranging from Michelin star restaurants abroad, working as a yacht chef, cooking for outdoor retreats and more. She is also a former Professor of Nutrition for an MSN program in Portland, OR. Kimi’s absolute favorite meal to share is a seafood boil (she is originally from lowcountry South Carolina), and looks forward to taking on food-related projects that highlight our beautiful ingredients.
At Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, co-owner and Chef Christy Fox weaves 30 years of professional experience into her fresh and popular meals. Highly committed to utilizing local ingredients, Chef Christy supports numerous Skagit producers in both her sweet and savory menu creations. Though Evolve is known for their cafe at Village Books, Chef Christy looks forward to expanding to the Skagit Valley at the Bow Sanctuary off of Chuckanut Drive.
Leah Brooks is a cooking enthusiast, cookbook author and former director of a children’s cooking school in San Francisco. By making cooking fun, approachable and healthy, Leah is changing the way kids (and adults!) see food. Her food blog, Hands on Homemade, weaves seasonal ingrients on hand into flavorful, memorable meals. Leah looks forward to helping the community create delicious meals from the bounty of Skagit Valley farmstands.
As a clinical dietitian at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Amber Phillips brings her passion for making fresh food approachable and nourishing to the healthcare market. She received her MS in Nutrition from Bastyr University, all the while, working as a farm assistant for a world-renowned farm-to-table restaurant. Amber taught nutrition and cooking to people of all ages, from toddlers to elders. Today, she continues educate and develop Skagit-grown, fresh food initiatives at Island Hospital.
For over 7 years, Executive Chef David Peterson of Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House has been preparing much more than award-wining steaks. He brings over 30 years of professional experience into the kitchen, 15 of those in the Pacfici Northwest. Chef David’s flavorful and fresh dishes continue to draw new fans and long-term patrons alike to Max Dale’s.
After 23 years in the food industry, Managing Partner of Nell Thorn, Albie Bjornberg has experience in nearly every facet of restaurant operations. Before directing restaurants in Canada and the U.S., he worked for 8 years in kitchens and graduated magna cum laude from Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, OR. Albie is also a certified sommelier, curating the extensive wine list at Nell Thorn – a bonus with both cooking and pairing tips!
Rachel Sobczak has been integral to the Skagit food and school garden community since the early 2000’s. As a baker and food educator, she offers hearth-style breads and pastries, online baking workshops and a Bread CSA through her bakery, Rachael & Bread. For four years she has been the driving force behind the La Conner School District’s school garden and food education program – teaching all to know your food from seed to stomach!
From the ground up to the canning jar, Jennie Goforth educates Skagitonians on how to grow, cook and preserve food. She is the Program Coordinator for Ideas for Healthy Living at Washington State University Skagit County Extension, leading valuable programs to increase the health and resilience of the Skagit community. Her popular courses include Thriving on a Plant Based Diet and Food Preservation.