Skagit County’s Small Flower Farms Bloom During Pandemic | Growskagit






Jesalyn Pettigrew, owner of Mossy Gate Flower Farm, poses for a portrait Wednesday in Big Lake. An increase in demand has led to new customers for small flower growers in Skagit County.



When the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, many people bought flowers to send to loved ones and frontline workers or to brighten up their homes.

Amid a surge in demand, small flower growers in Skagit County say they have won new customers and grown their businesses.







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Seven-year-old Evan helps set up the flower stand for his mother at Mossy Gate Flower Farm in Big Lake on Wednesday.









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Ducklings sit under a lamp in a greenhouse at Mossy Gate Flower Farm March 10 in Big Lake. Jesalyn Pettigrew, owner of the farm, raises the ducks to control slugs and insects.









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Tulip shoots fill a patch of dirt at Mossy Gate Flower Farm March 10 in Big Lake. An increase in demand has led to new customers for small flower growers in Skagit County.



Terisa K. Carn