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Local Skagit Strawberries!

There is something that only Skagitonians know: the sublime perfection of a Skagit-grown strawberry. These are the taste of summer, the ultimate sweet treat, paradise on Earth.

They’re early, and they’re here: local organic strawberries from Skagit Valley farms! Visit the Co-op’s Produce Department for some incredible deals on freshly picked berries. Hurry and stock up, these locals gems are on sale now, each 1 pint for $3.99 each!

We source the berries from Hedlin Farms of La Conner and Viva Farms, a collection of local Skagit Valley farmers. Look for June-bearing strawberry varietals, such as Puget, Shukshan, and Rainier, with more on the way. Stay tuned for the upcoming waves of seasonal strawberry favorites.

When asked how best to enjoy these early season berries, our Produce Manager Ben replied: “Just eat ’em. Early strawberries have the most complex flavors. Sure, use them in recipes, but don’t use too much other fruit or spices to mask their original flavor. Keep it simple.” Enjoy these fresh organic strawberries with soft cheese, such as creamy brie (Ermitage French brie is now on sale for $9.99/lb) or the smoky tang of Spanish Veigadarte goat cheese, rolled in vegetable ash alongside sparkling wine. Or add sliced strawberries to breakfast cereals or a scoop of the Co-op’s own handmade organic Vanilla ice cream.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.