Gordon Skagit Farms
Address: 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon
Miles off of I-5: 4
Phone: Retail: 360-424-7262
Owners: Todd and Eddie Gordon
Farm type: Wholesale growers/sellers: pumpkins, Jonagold apples; spinach seed, grass seed, cabbage seed, turnip seed, wheat and barley and squash. Resale growers: Pumpkins, squash, apples, gourds, ornamental corn.
Directions: From I-5 take Kincaid Exit. West on Kincaid, right onto S. 3rd St., stay in center lane. Straight through light at 1st St., over Skagit River Bridge. Left at first stop light onto Wall St. – curves right, becomes McLean Road. Drive 3 miles, farm is on left.
Farm premises: Gordon Skagit farm stand, fields, view of Mt. Baker.
~FREE~ Festival activities:
- Corn maze
- Haunted room
- Autumn scenery paintings
- Demonstrations of practical and ornamental steel forging techniques by Adair Orr
- Honey Bee education booth by Bruce Bowens Bee’s (Sunday Only)
- Pumpkin Carving Contests (Saturday) Drop off pumpkins 9am – noon, weigh-in at noon. Prizes for biggest and smallest.
- ” Squash 101/ Apples 101 ” : the nutritional value of squash ,pumpkins and apples , basic cooking information , quick and healthy recipes.
Learn while touring these premises: General history of pumpkins/Halloween.
Food ($):Hot apple cider and baked goods, provided by the LaConner Culinary Arts program.
Free Samples: Apples
Retail ($): Heirloom pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, apples. Handmade willow baskets, U-pick apples and U-pick pumpkins.
Farm history: Gordon Skagit Farms was founded in 1936 by Ed and Amelia Gordon; son, Ed and wife, Betty, took over operations in 1955. In 1969 Todd and Eddie began growing pumpkins – in the 1980s they started running the farm. Now they grow 60+ acres of pumpkins with wholesale customers from Alaska to Seattle, and retail customers worldwide.
AgFARMation: One cup of fresh cubed pumpkin has 30 calories. Giving it a “grade A” when it comes to calorie counting.