Skagit farmers plant, plan in face of uncertain COVID climate
May 27, 2020
Will restaurants and breweries open again? What about schools? The export market?
While farmers are still grappling with big questions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, “we have to get farming,” says Eddie Gordon of Gordon Skagit Farms. “The growing season is here.”
That means moving ahead on plans made last winter – or coming up with a creative workaround. Also important to consider: soil health and crop rotation.
Here is what some La Conner-area farmers are getting in the ground right now.
Root crops abound
As John Thulen of Pioneer Potatoes was gearing u...