Our Crops

Skagit County maintains one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountain range.
Excerpt from Washington State University Extension

AGRICULTURE: SKAGIT FUN FACTS

  • Skagit County is a major producer of cabbage, table beet, and spinach seed for the world. There are six vegetable seed companies in the county, most of which market products worldwide.

  • There are two remaining processing companies in Skagit County: Sakuma Brothers and Gielow Pickles.

  • There are two major ag-supply dealers in the Valley: Skagit Farmers Supply and Wilbur-Ellis provide supplies and services to farmers.

  • More tulip and daffodil bulbs are produced in Skagit County than in any county in the United States.

  • Skagit County ranks fifth in dairy production in Washington State.

  • About 10,000 Trumpeter and Tundra swans, 100,000 Snow geese, and thousands more of mallard and other dabbling ducks utilize Skagit farmland for food and habitat. Skagit County is host to one of the highest concentrations of raptors, which also utilize farmland, in North America.

  • Every year since 1999 approximately 20,000 visitors enjoy the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms

 

Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Skagit County. Local farmers produce about $300 million worth of crops, livestock, and dairy products on approximately 90,000 acres of land. Over 90 different crops are grown in the County. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tulips, daffodils, pickling cucumbers, specialty potatoes, Jonagold apples, 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.

Numerous agricultural suppliers, organizations, and agencies serve the needs of this important industry. Each October thousands of people attend farm tours during the Festival of Family Farms to learn more about the bounty, beauty, and complexity of the valley’s working landscape.

Find more Skagit County ag stats here.

Crops

Fruit

  • Aronia*

  • Blackberry

  • Blueberry

  • Boysenberry*

  • Cantaloupe*

  • Currant*

  • Lingonberry*

  • Loganberry*

  • Marionberry*

  • Raspberry

  • Strawberry

  • Tayberry*

  • Watermelon*

  • Wine Grape

Tree Fruit

  • Apple

  • Asian pear*

  • Cherry*

  • Hasselnut/Filbert

  • Peach*

  • Pear*

  • Plum*

  • Quince*

Vegetables

  • Artichoke

  • Asparagus and asparagus root*

  • Basil*

  • Bean

  • Beet*

  • Bok Choy*

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprout

  • Burdock*

  • Cabbage

  • Carrot

  • Cauliflower

  • Chives*

  • Cucumber

  • Garlic*

  • Green pea*

  • Hothouse Tomato*

  • Kale*

  • Kohlrabi*

  • Leek

  • Lettuce

  • Mizuna*

  • Onion*

  • Parsley*

  • Parsnip*

  • Pepper

  • Potato

  • Pumpkin

  • Potato

  • Pumpkin

  • Radish*

  • Rhubarb*

  • Salad Mix

  • Spinach*

  • Summer squash

  • Sweet corn

  • Swiss chard*

  • Tomatillo*

  • Tomato*

  • Turnip*

  • Winter squash

Seed Crops - Vegetable
  • Arugula

  • Broccoli-raab

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Cabbage

  • Cauliflower

  • Chinese cabbage Chinese kale

  • Chinese mustard

  • Coriander

  • India mustard

  • Kale

  • Kohlrabi

  • Parsley

  • Parsnip

  • Radish

  • Rutabaga

  • Spinach

  • Swiss chard

  • Table Beet Turnip

Seed/Pulse Crops - Other

  • Fava bean

  • Pinto bean

  • Red bean

  • Ryegrass

  • Tall fescue

Small Grains

  • Barley

  • Buckwheat

  • Cereal rye

  • Oats

  • Triticale

  • Wheat

Forage Crops

  • Alfalfa

  • Field corn

  • Silage grass

Flowers and Bulbs

  • Daffodil

  • Dahlia

  • Iris

  • Lily

  • Tulip

Miscellaneous Crops

  • Bamboo

  • Christmas trees

  • Dill*

  • Fennel*

  • Gourds*

  • Hybrid poplar

  • Marijuana

  • Sod

  • Tea*

Livestock

  • Aquaculture

  • Beef

  • Chickens

  • Eggs

  • Goats

  • Horses

  • Milk

  • Pigs

  • Sheep

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