The state Department of Agriculture is offering COVID-19 relief grants to small-scale meat processors to help them cover costs of boosting capacity during the pandemic.
On Saturday morning, a caravan of trucks loaded with hay, feed and other donations left Skagit County for Okanogan County.
Skagit County farms are exploring online sales as a way to adapt to business challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some have reported a surge in online sales this year.
As the COVID-19 pandemic began and people retreated inside their 九游会官网网页版_j9.com真homes, many stocked up and began to cook and bake more, leading to a flour shortage at grocery stores.
Ranchers and farmers in Skagit County have seen an increase in sales this year of locally raised and processed meats.
On a Wednesday in early September, a team of five was busy at the Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative warehouse packing boxes of fresh produce grown by area farmers.
MOUNT VERNON — There wasn’t a tulip in sight Saturday morning — the bulbs aren’t even in the ground yet — but there was still a buzz of activity at Tulip Town.
Local nonprofits teamed up this week to purchase $5,000 of produce from four Latino-owned farms in Skagit County and distribute it to farmworker families.
Since the early 2000s, the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative has provided federally inspected animal slaughter and processing to farms across the region, opening new opportunities for farmers to sell their meats in packages and in a retail setting.
Gordon Skagit Farms knows pumpkins are more than just orange and round.