It’s easy to fall in love with the Skagit Valley, our neighbor to the east. The valley’s agricultural lands rank among the most productive in the U.S. According to the 2021 Farmland Legacy Report, “… the valley’s fertile soil has been rated in the top 2 percent of soils in the world, making the Skagit Valley one of the most important and productive agricultural regions in the world. Roughly 90,000 acres of agricultural land grow 90 different crops, generating nearly $315 million in revenue in 2020.”
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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