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Jess Gigot finds roots on a Skagit Valley farm

By Anna Ferdinand

Forty people gathered on the top floor of Village books to hear local author Jess Gigot read from her new memoir, “A Little Bit of Land” on Thursday, Sept. 15, munching on puff pastry adorned with sauteed lamb raised on her farm, the Sally Best cheese from her sheep, listening to the sounds of local band, Hot Tomatoes.

“The book is very relevant in terms of exploring why our regional food and farming knowledge-base is so vital,” said Gigot, who runs Harmony Fields farm with husband Dean Luce. “This is also the story of following a passion and I think a lot of people are re-ex...


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