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Skagit Farmers Supply is a locally owned and controlled cooperative with a board of directors comprised of five area farmers. The company serves farmers, homeowners, businesses, families and the communities in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties in northwest Washington state.

Posted May 16th, 2017

Whether it was La Niña or Mother Nature or both, the cooler wet winter drove up the thermostats and caused many to huddle around their fireplaces in homes throughout the Pacific Northwest. Even with our good propane staff and infrastructure in place at Skagit Farmers Supply, we were still challenged to keep our customers warm… Read More »

Posted May 8th, 2017

  Crystal Green® is the first continuous release fertilizer to provide Root-Activated™ phosphorus, along with nitrogen and magnesium, (5-28-0 with 10%Mg), to feed potato plants in one season-long application. As a source of phosphorus, Crystal Green represents a true innovation in the fertilizer sector due to its unique mode-of-action. Unlike conventional phosphorus fertilizers, which are… Read More »

Posted May 3rd, 2017

Stop in at any of our Country Stores on Saturday, May 13th for our Garden Party and enjoy special events and shop for Mother’s Day!  Our Country Store in Mount Vernon will feature special activities for the kids with coloring activities and a children’s planting station.  We’ll also have the Growing Veterans in to educate our… Read More »

Posted April 12th, 2017

EDASC, the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County has a profile on Skagit Farmers Supply in their April newsletter. Visit EDASC to read our profile. Our cooperative plays an important support role in Western Washington agriculture. This highly productive agricultural valley has resisted the advances of developers for over a generation now. EDASC is working… Read More »

Posted April 7th, 2017

Fertilizer that’s good enough to eat? Not that you would, but when there is a fertilizer made from nutritious food scraps, you might think about it! Skagit Farmers Supply distributes such a product called WISErg™. WISErg™ collects food waste from places like your neighborhood grocery store and uses their innovative technology to turn it into… Read More »

Posted March 22nd, 2017

NACHURS® is a global leader in the specialty liquid fertilizer industry.  For over 70 years NACHURS® has been supplying farmers with research driven, low salt, high quality liquid fertilizers.  NACHURS® is the original in-furrow fertilizer supplier in North America.  Terminals and plants are strategically located throughout the United States to serve all fertilizer dealers when… Read More »

Posted March 3rd, 2017

BIRDS EATING YOUR FRUIT??                                                                                                     By Charlie Anderson Here’s how to stop them! Perhaps the greatest frustration I have experienced in growing fruit for my own farm and others is watching birds eat my fruit! Starlings, cedar waxwings and robins will eat 3 to 4 tons per day if they are present in large flocks. Birds… Read More »

Posted December 15th, 2016

Cozy Cattle by Skagit Farmers Supply Rural Living Consultant Bailie Welton Winter is the time of year where we love to bundle up, sit by the fire, and enjoy a warm beverage. We know to add a heat lamp to our chicken coops, throw a blanket over our horse, have even invested in a warming… Read More »

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Just as we prepare our homes for the winter, we must also prepare our honey bees.  To successfully keep honey bees alive, you must remember the three M’s; Mites, Moisture and a Meal. Mites – If you have honey bees, you are also growing various mites.  Varroa Mites live and reproduce with our bees and… Read More »

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