Make festival of visiting family farms this weekend


September 29, 2021

PUMPKINS MEAN OCTOBER IS ALMOST HERE. – Perhaps you will take your family to tour area family farms, making a festival of it. Pleasant Ridge Farm, on Rexville Grange Road, has a bounty of various harvested crops at their farm stand. – Photo by Ken Stern

Three greater La Conner family farms will participate in the Skagit Festival of Family Farms this weekend: Roozengaarde, Schuh Farms and Gordon Skagit Farms. Longtime participant Hedlin Family Farms is not on the roster.

Started 20-plus years ago by the Washington State University’s Skagit County Extension program, the event took a break last year, a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Last fall there was no vaccine, so we as a group decided it would be better not to encourage people to come,” said Jen Schuh, chair of the Festival board. “Now we have the vaccine and more knowledg...

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