Season starts out rough for Skagit produce suppliers

08/20/2010 01:52:38 PM
Jim Offner

With the weather problems apparently having abated by mid-July, the surviving crops seemed to be taking hold, suppliers and retailers in the area said.

“It’s turning out really, really well,” said Erin Treat, produce clerk and assistant outreach coordinator for Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon. “Strawberries are finished up. I just tried a taste of the first-season blueberries, and they’re incredible. The lettuce is impeccable. The greens are beautiful.”

The potato crop likely will be a bit late, though, said Cliff Corwin, marketing and sales manager for Skagit Valley’s Best, the marketing and sales arm of Smith & Morrison LLC, Mount Vernon-based growing operations.

The season will start around late August, Corwin said.


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