By Ken Stern 

Future of Skagit farming celebration at Lincoln Theatre last Thursday


February 1, 2023

Courtesy of Skagit Valley Food Co-op

A SMALL INVESTMENT FOR GROWING INTO A BIG FUTURE – Skagit Valley Food Co-op board members, left, hand their $100,000 donation to Viva Farms staff and farmers at the Lincoln Theatre Jan. 26. Co-op General Manager Tony White, far right, bookends the farmers.

What do you get when you combine one of the most successful food coops in the state donating $100,000 to probably the most successful farm incubator organizations in the nation? A guaranteed and growing food supply to co-op customers and discerning shoppers throughout the Skagit Valley and beyond.

On Jan. 26 some 400 co-op members and farmers filled Mount Vernon 's Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the partnership between the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and Viva Farms.

The evening started with local foods and beer in the lobby before a 90-minute program ended with members of the co-op board symboli...

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