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Fresh produce, increased safety available at local farm stands


“Thank you for wearing a mask.”

That’s how Nicole Garcia-Swanson greeted La Connerite Sandi Davidson when she purchased berries at the Swanson Family Farm on Monday.

Affirming positive behavior is just one new habit adopted by La Conner-area farm stands as they conform to Department of Health rules.

Add in masks, gloves, sanitizing, social distancing and plastic barriers, and family-owned stands look a lot different this year.

Since Schuh Farms opened in mid-March, “our monthly safety training has been all about the virus and how to keep yourself safe at home and at the farm,”...

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