Words and Photography by Lisette Wolter-McKinley
In the Skagit Valley, there exists a place where Fall dreams are made; it is called Gordon Skagit Farms. Gordon Skagit grows a staggering number of squash and gourds; around seventy different varieties each one pretty enough to keep around for months.
Most notably, their wide assortment of homegrown specialty pumpkins is thoughtfully displayed by color and alongside such thoughtful touches as handwritten recipes on blackboards or one-of-a-kind works of art. For variety, color selection and inspiration Gordon Skagit is hands down the best spot to visit in Washington state. Hours may be spent walking around the farm taking in each creative vignette that elevates individual pumpkins into works of art. In addition to pumpkins, there are innovative fresh and dried floral wreaths, apple picking in the orchard, and so many great ideas for inventive seasonal decorating scattered throughout the property.
I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone got wind of this place, but visiting each Fall is truly going to be the highlight of your month.
Lisette Wolter-McKinley is a writer, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast based in West Seattle, Washington.