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By Ken Stern 

Daffodil season promising: Harvest started last week

 

Daffodil Pickers

It is March and the La Conner Chamber of Commerce’s month-long Daffodil Festival is here. So far the weather, the coronavirus pandemic, governments and people are cooperating. In 2019 cold and snow snuffed that year’s daffodil crop. Last year state and country orders shut down mid-March as COVID-19 conquered the world.

At February’s end some 80 workers were picking the first daffodil stems of the season in Washington Bulb Company fields by Calhoun and Beaver Marsh roads, two of their seven fields totaling 500 acres of daffodils this year. The company has over 100 workers rotating thr...



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