• GSV launches a community cookbook - CAll FOR RECIPES

    November 12, 2021
    We are pleased to announce the launch of a community cookbook to celebrate the talented growers and food producers of the Skagit Valley - which is YOU! Genuine Skagit Cooking (working title) is a collaboration between GSV and Raspberry Bow Press, Skagit's first independent book publisher. Acclaimed food photographer, Charity Burggraaf has been tapped to capture the beauty of our Skagit foods.
    We invite you to submit recipes that speak to your products, families, heritage, and the bounty of the Skagit Valley. Please visit https://genuineskagitvalley.com/genuine-skagit-cooking/ for information on the cookbook and the submission form.
    Description of the cookbook:
    Genuine Skagit Cooking (124 to 136 pages, paperback) will feature 30 to 40 recipes from producers, business owners, and residents around Skagit Valley highlighting the unique agricultural diversity of the region. Readers can expect recipes for a range of dishes for every meal of the day, all utilizing some of the exceptional produce grown right here in Skagit. Included within the recipes will be interesting facts and stories about the foods featured. Readers will also learn more about Skagit Valley producers through farmer profiles. Paired alongside food photographer Charity Burggraaf’s photos of recipes and ingredients, Genuine Skagit Cooking will bring to life the region’s agricultural way of life, inviting both locals and others across the country into the kitchen to cook the Skagit way.
    Book release is set for early 2023. Throughout 2022, we will be documenting the Valley’s growing season and photographing the various stages of the community-submitted recipes.
    Though the project is open to our entire community, priority is given to our GSV membership. Thank you for your ongoing support of raising the awareness and visibility of agriculture in the Skagit Valley.
    Please let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to share. Let's grow. Let's cook. Let's eat!

    Blake Vanfield, Director - Genuine Skagit Valley
    info@genuineskagitvalley.com, 360.395.2841