Genuine Skagit Cooking


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In Genuine Skagit Cooking, Skagit residents have opened their recipe boxes to share their prized dishes in celebration of the farm-raised flavors of the Skagit Valley. It is a collaboration between Genuine Skagit Valley and Raspberry Bow Press, an independent book press located in Skagit. Genuine Skagit Cooking brings to life the region’s agricultural way of life, inviting both locals and others across the country into the kitchen to cook the Skagit way.  

“Since the first commercial harvest of potatoes in 1853, Skagit farmers and their fertile soil have supplied the Northwest, nation, and world with nearly every crop imaginable,” said Blake Van Roekel, director of Genuine Skagit Valley. “We’re now taking the tastes of the Valley one step further and sharing farm-fresh recipes straight from the kitchens of our little corner of the country to homes across the globe.”

Acclaimed food photographer Charity Burggraaf has captured the beauty of food for the cookbook. Throughout 2023, she documented the Valley’s growing season, photographing the various stages of the community-submitted recipes.

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Celebrate the farm-raised flavors of the Skagit Valley

Genuine Skagit Cooking, from the organization Genuine Skagit Valley, features over 45 recipes from food producers, small business owners, and residents from around Skagit Valley, Washington, that highlight the unique agricultural diversity of the region. Included are recipes for every meal of the day, all utilizing some of the distinctive produce grown in this fertile Pacific Northwest valley, as well as profiles about Skagit Valley farmers and producers. Paired alongside food photographer Charity Burggraaf’s photos of recipes and locally grown produce, Genuine Skagit Cooking paints a vibrant picture of the region’s agricultural community.

Wholesale orders

Are you interested in purchasing a wholesale order for your bookstore or retail business? Please contact Michelle Gale at Raspberry Bow Press or click here for a sell sheet.


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