A weekend in the Skagit Valley provides an array of options for exploring your culinary senses. Bring a hearty appetite and save room in the car for goodies to take home.
Skagit Valley’s deep and fertile alluvial soils are rated by USDA as among the best in the world. The Skagit Valley farmers grow the barley varietals, Skagit Valley Malting takes these new varieties to bring out taste and flavor, and then the Skagit Valley Breweries use the malt to make tasty craft beer.
The Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail Tour includes a map and passport to collect stamps and win prizes. Pick up a passport at the breweries and Skagit Visitor Info Centers.
The Skagit Food Trail is a self-guided journey through local gardens, family-owned farms, markets, bakeries, eateries, artisanal producers, farmstays, and experiences of the magical Skagit River Valley & Salish Sea.
Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea, cared for by the Swinomish people for generations, Skagit Valley is a meeting place of abundance. Unlike anywhere else on earth, all five salmon species swim up the Skagit River and feed the farms with rich nutrients. These fields produce grains, flowers, vegetables, and fruit, while shellfish is harvested at low tide.
We curated these trails with so many experiences in one place to help you explore what Skagit Valley has to offer. We hope you learn, indulge, and explore every depth of your curiosities along the way. Whether dancing through flower fields, tasting oysters by the sea, or attending snow geese ballets, the adventure is up to you!
Visit Skagit’s farm stands for a fresh take on fresh foods. From tote to table, celebrate Skagit’s farm stands during July and August. Discover the diverse and bountiful crops of the Skagit Valley by exploring its produce stands and farm stores. Meet your farmer and connect to an exceptional agricultural community growing over 80 commercial crops. All the while, enjoy the Skagit countryside with unsurpassed vistas of the San Juan Islands, Olympic Coast Range, and North Cascades.
Farmstand Fresh highlights farm stands from across the Valley in July and August. Visitors gain access to local chefs offering personal Zoom calls filled with tips and tricks on cooking and preserving. Shoppers at participating stands can sign up for a free 15-minute Zoom session provided by a local chef. Plus, they can enter to win gift certificates to Skagit Valley restaurants. Genuine Skagit Valley encourages our visitors and locals alike to explore farms, savor the fresh flavors of Skagit, and connect to a local chef for some virtual kitchen inspiration!
Need help planning an itinerary? Make it a weekend of exploring the farms of the beautiful Skagit Valley. Open-fields, velvety ice cream, sweet corn, fresh-picked flowers, farm tractors, and friendly exchanges await for those that visit Skagit’s farm stands.
Want to learn more about the program? Watch the King 5 Evening episode on Farmstand Fresh – “Shop a Skagit Valley farm stand and get expert cooking advice for free.”