We kept our plans open and ended up visiting a very different set from originally planned. Our first stop was at La Conner Flats. We really enjoyed the fresh apple juice from the press and the wide variety of different squashes. I picked up a Rouge d’Etampes and Buttercup for cooking.
I remembered that we were looking for some small species crocus for our window boxes and so we stopped at RoozenGaarde. So different from the crowds in the Spring. We found a couple of cute little bulbs including Crocus sieberi Tricolor, Tulipa tarda, Galanthus nivalis.
Several of the women at RoozenGaarde told us to visit Gordon Skagit Farms and specifically to visit the Blacksmith the back. I had not included Gordon but we changed our plans and stopped. We were very glad we did. We loved the displays and the Blacksmith was amazing. I completely forgot that my dad was a blacksmith early in his life. I barely remember visiting him at his shop when I was very young. He closed it and went to work for the city.
We had wanted to also visit Taylor Shellfish but we decided to go on a hike instead. More on the hike in a later post.
Here are some pictures from the farms.