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Letter to the editor: Great local foods abound

It’s peak season for food here in La Conner. Let’s start with seafood, crab, oysters, prawns and I tasted some locally caught smoked salmon the other day, yum. La Conner is wonderfully positioned between the water and the farmland. There are so many stands offering sweet corn in our orbit it doesn’t pay to grow it yourself. I will admit the six ears for a buck and the honor stands have gone the way of the Dodo bird, well we can always blame the politicians.

Sill, in the grand scheme of things locally grown food is cheap and supports our local economy. I am going to come right out and say it: Local berries are the best. Raspberries, strawberries, marionberries and, if you know where to find them, wild blackberries. California strawberries do make great decorations but taste like strawberry cardboard.

Zucchinis seem to appear on our door step; most of them large. The yellow crookneck does seem to be making inroads. It’s like living is a salad bowl this time of year.

Visit the Hedlin farmstand on our doorstep for tasty tomatoes and a phantasmagoric selection of fruits, veggies and other local products. Kai and Jules have created a wish list for foodies so close you can walk there. Take the time to stop by and reflect on how lucky we are.

Stuart Welch

La Conner

 

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