Skagit Sun berries are grown and packed in the Skagit Valley by Kruse Farms, a family farm in the berry business for over a quarter of a century. Our fields are located in the rich Skagit Valley delta flats that lie between La Conner and Mt. Vernon, Washington. From over a hundred acres of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we select only the cream of the crop and deliver them fresh every day direct from farm to market. Many of the varieties we grow have been around so long they can be considered heirloom. We have stuck with them because we feel they are still unsurpassed in flavor and sweetness. (For more information on our varieties please refer to the “Our Berries” page of this web site.)
The berries that are not picked for fresh market are sold to our local processor. This valley is world renown for the excellence of its berries and supplies such quality manufacturers as Hagen Daz and Breyers. Kruse Farms also grows a large quantity cucumbers that end up in jars labeled Nalleys, Farmans and Steinfelds. If you’ve bought any of their pickles you’ve probably sampled some of our cucumber crop.
We take an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to farming. We feel through monitoring and proper cultivation techniques the use of chemicals can be kept to an absolute minimum. We believe in stewardship of the land and are strong advocates of farmland preservation. Stop by and get your berries from them at the Friday Farmers Market Everett Mall this Friday.