Agriculture is an important industry in the Skagit Valley, and the Port of Skagit is committed to building opportunities to support, sustain and advance the local agricultural industry.
The Port of Skagit has invested significant resources into value-added agriculture infrastructure and business recruitment over the past decade to build the Ag sector at our properties. Events like Skagit Farm to Pint Fest align with the Port’s vision to support and promote agriculture and all the attributes that this industry brings to our community: exceptional food and products, high-quality of life, innovative technology, and a cooperative ecosystem where growers and producers support and encourage one another.
In 2013, the State of Washington designated the Skagit Valley as an Innovation Partnership Zone focused on value-added agriculture, with the goal of using research, innovation and opportunities to strengthen and enhance the agricultural industry. One of the strategies stemming from the IPZ was the creation, and recent approval of, the Genuine Skagit Valley federal certification mark. This federal certification mark is based on origin and will help to increase demand and preference for Skagit Valley agricultural products.
There is something very special about products grown in this rich, fertile valley. On behalf of the Port of Skagit Commission and Staff, thank you for your participation in the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest Roadshow, and on a larger scale, for your support of Skagit Valley agriculture and the people who make it happen.