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Tulip Town in the time of coronavirus

 

April 22, 2020

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE TULIP FIELDS – Tulip Town co-owner Andrew Miller was proudly conducting a Facebook Live video early Monday. As many as 2,000 people take his tulip tours for his talks about the varieties as well as the process for growing them. – Photo by Nancy Crowell

Andrew Miller and four of his Skagit county high school friends and alumni bought Tulip Town last June from Anthony and Jeannette DeGoede, who owned it for 35 years. The group organized as Spinach Bus Ventures. They felt they could carry on the DeGoede’s tradition, not only as a passion, but as a profitable agricultural business and popular tourist attraction. Miller says, “we are in the smile business here.”

Tulip Town provides an opportunity for tourists and locals alike to photograph, film and spend time in nearly waist high tulip fields and displays. Many purchase their favorites...



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