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Growing agrotourism in Skagit County requires planning and nurturing

Drive the roads surrounding La Conner, and you’ll see, depending on the season, everything from brussels sprouts and fava beans to berries, wheat and barley.

You’ll also find half a dozen farm stands and farm stores, at least two wedding venues, and four of the county’s largest “seasonal events:” Tulip Town and Roozengaarde in the spring, the Gordon Skagit and Schuh Farm Stands, U-Pick and traditional autumn activities in the fall.

Whether and how to define and develop rules for these “agritourism” activities is something that Skagit County is exploring, with input from many voices.

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