The Skagit Valley Food Co-op has been community-owned for almost 50 years, working toward providing healthy, high-quality food to their communities at good prices—for shoppers and producers. And while our local Skagit Valley Food Co-op is still a little quirky and crunchy, our Co-op isn’t just for hippies anymore. The Co-op is simply the best grocery store in town where you can find fresh, local food and popular organic brands, too. In fact, they were recently named Mount Vernon’s Business of the Year! The Co-op is not an exclusive club; everyone can come in and shop or browse any time. No membership required!
From 4% Friday donations to carrying Viva Farms produce, the Skagit Valley Food Co-op has supported Viva Farms in many ways over the years. So, supporting the Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW just makes sense. Plus, we’re huge fans of local craft beers.
Partnering with local farms and producers is a big part of what makes the Co-op so much more than a grocery store. When you shop locally (aka: drink a local beer made with local malt and wheat from a local farm), not only are you sipping on something delicious, you’re putting your hard-earned dollar back into the local economy and supporting the dreams of real people who live here. It feels good to shop local. It feels even better to shake the hand or give a high-five to the folks who grow our food, mill our grains, brew our beers, and happen to live just down the road.
Breweries, bottle shops, and neighborhood taphouses abound in our neck of the woods. What sets Western Washington breweries apart is that many of them source their malt from Skagit Valley Malting, who partners with local farmers to process barley grown right here in our own backyard. The same farm that supplies the Co-op with world-famous Skagit strawberries also produces grain for a unique, hyperlocal malt. It’s safe to say we’re not in Kansas anymore. Cheers to drinking beer from here!