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Local pumpkin stands thrive, cracking COVID-19’s new normal


October 28, 2020

Buy your pumpkins now, if you have not already. Hedlin's farm stand is open through this weekend. When is halloween? Oh, Saturday. – Photo by Ken Stern

Moonlight and pumpkins set the stage for the first-ever Locals Night at Gordon Skagit Farms last Thursday.

A first-quarter moon loitered over the barn. Tea lights illuminated a display of green speckled swan gourds. Lighted pumpkins spelled “Gordon’s”.

La Conner High School graduate Parker Rivas unloaded purchases from carts in the weigh station. Georgia Johnson whipped up complimentary chocolate Cointreau crepes. Owners Todd and Eddie Gordon mingled with after-hours guests.

The small but appreciative crowd stayed until closing time.

“The evening was very much connected to what...

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