- THINGS TO DO
From the La Conner Daffodil Festival in March and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, through apple-picking & pumpkin patch season in late fall and into Christmas tree season in December, Skagit Valley Farmers invite visitors to take a scenic drive through the valley and experience the art of farming. Visit a Skagit Valley farm, farmstand and a farmers market to find the freshest foods and other agricultural products and buy them directly from the farmer. Enjoy the many agriculture attractions including our talking fields!
Be sure to check out Savor Skagit! If you’re a foodie, make it a Savor Skagit road trip!
Skagit County maintains one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountain range. Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Skagit County. Local farmers produce about $261 million worth of crops, livestock, and dairy products on 93,000 acres of land.
Over 90 different crops are grown in the County. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tulips, daffodils, pickling cucumbers, specialty potatoes, Jonagold apples, green peas, and vegetable seed are some of the more important crops in this maritime valley. More tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the U.S. Ninety-five percent of the red potatoes grown in the state of Washington are from Skagit County. In addition to food and fiber products, agriculture in this region provides habitat for thousands of swans, snow geese, and dabbling ducks.
To learn more about the bounty, beauty, and complexity of the valley’s working landscape, come visit and experience Skagit Valley.