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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 September 19th, 2013

Regularly trimming your dog’s nails is a necessary part of raising a healthy and happy pup. Without proper trimming, nails can crack and become infected. Most groomers offer nail trimming for a fee, but with the right tools and some practice, clipping your dog’s nails is something you can easily tackle in on your own…. Read More »

Posted September 1st, 2013

After a long, hot summer your turf is probably ready for a little extra TLC. Applying the right fall fertilizer will help your lawn grow stronger, resist disease and return healthier in the spring. The first step to a successful fall feeding program is decoding the fertilizer formula. A fertilizer’s formula blend is printed on… Read More »

Posted August 27th, 2013

In the Pacific Northwest we enjoy an abundance of beautiful wild birds, many of which can become frequent visitors of our own backyards. The best way to attract these wild, feathered friends to your yard is with a quality bird feeder and specially formulated seed mix. It is also important to consider the time of… Read More »

Posted July 31st, 2013

From horses and hogs to carnival rides and world famous scones, the local fair holds a special place deep in the hearts of many Americans. There is no doubt that local fairs provide entertainment, but it is important to recognize that they also support important community organizations and businesses. Without the local fair, some of… Read More »

Posted July 25th, 2013

Burrowing through once pristine landscapes, moles are tricky creatures that can be extremely difficult to control or eradicate. If you are facing a mole control problem, here is some advice from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on how to prevent these pesky pests. Scare Tactics According to the WDFW website, scare tactics are… Read More »

Posted June 27th, 2013

In vegetable gardens, flowerbeds and laws alike, weeds are obnoxious invaders of otherwise useful space. Whether your garden is an award-winning masterpiece or simply a personal pleasure, you’ll need to consistently work on weed control throughout the spring and summer months. Below is a list of popular and effective weed control options that work for… Read More »

Posted June 19th, 2013

The first sunshine sighting often has winter-weary Northwesterners flocking to their patios for the long-awaited first barbecue of the season. Summer just isn’t the same without grilling. While grilling is fun, it is also potentially dangerous and should be approached with caution and safety in mind. Remembering these safety precautions can help ensure your summer… Read More »

Posted May 29th, 2013

Canning is an easy and inexpensive way to preserve fresh produce, meats, sauces and jams. Getting started can be intimidating, but with some basic knowledge and the proper supplies, nearly anyone can safely can food at home. The easiest method for beginning canners is called the “water bath method.” Equipment: Canning jars Lids and rings… Read More »

Posted May 29th, 2013

Travel, unfamiliar visitors, loud noises and separation anxiety can turn normally well-behaved pets into hyper and destructive animals. While this behavior is frustrating, it can often be remedied without resorting to desperate measures. Try these tricks to help calm anxiety and reduce unwanted behavior in pets. 1) Treats and Toys Separation anxiety is one of… Read More »

Posted December 2nd, 2012

Skagit Farmers Supply has completed a partnership agreement with ACE Hardware and will begin to include ACE Hardware product lines at the Sedro Woolley Country Store location beginning in early October. The 12,000 square foot store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies, including some of the most respected brand names and… Read More »