By Ken Stern 

Skagit Valley Food Co-op members share the love of 50 years

 

August 16, 2023

A red chalk heart surrounds the word CO-OP on a sidewalk

Ken Stern

SHOW YOUR LOVE - Hundreds of Skagit Valley Food Co-op members filled Mount Vernon's Riverwalk on Aug. 9 to celebrate the Co-op's 50th anniversary with cake, ice cream and giveaways.

More than 500 people crowded Mount Vernon's Riverwalk Plaza last Wednesday, Aug. 9 in response to the Skagit Valley Food Co-op invitation to its 13,000 members and the general public to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

There was food, of course, as staff served up bounty from their kitchen and deli, ending with cake and ice cream. The line to their food booth stretched out 30-people long for three hours, until by 7 p.m. the last of cantaloupe and watermelon was lonely in their trays.

Member-owners and customers came from Samish Island and Sedro-Woolley and perhaps as far away as Vancouver,...



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