Tidewater Boil draws sold-out crowd to La Conner Marina

Genuine Skagit Valley Friday fundraiser


October 4, 2023

People eating with their hands at long tables under tent.

Nancy Crowell

BOUNTY FROM LAND AND SEA – The first Genuine Skagit Valley Tidewater Boil fundraiser invited patrons to dig in with their hands and get messy while they ate. No one seemed to mind as their meal under a big tent on a nice fall evening was accompanied by a little live music.

Southern hospitality La Conner-style was on the menu at the La Conner Marina Friday night.

A sold-out crowd enjoyed favorite dishes from farm and sea during the inaugural Skagit Tidewater Boil fundraiser for Genuine Skagit Valley, the organization established in 2013 to recognize the area's unique agricultural heritage.

Literally taking a page from the Gulf Coast's famed southern crab boils, with prawns, spicy sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes and Dungeness crab dumped onto the two dozen tables covered by back issues of the Weekly News, the La Conner event honored more than a century of Skagit...

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