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United States Patent and Trademark office grant Certification Mark for Genuine Skagit Valley

BrandStrategy®, Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark office granted registration to a Certification Mark to the Port of Skagit for Genuine Skagit Valley. This means that agricultural products and agricultural services from the Skagit Valley can now be certified as to their origin by a federally registered Mark. To learn more visit Genuine Skagit Valley and BrandStrategy, Inc.

Over five thousand years ago, epic glaciers created a great river valley surrounded by mountains to become the magical, beautiful Skagit Valley in the Great Pacific Northwest. Discovered by explorers from around the globe, the fertile Skagit Valley is an agricultural paradise. Thousands of growers, producers and food artisans offer hundreds of agricultural treasures and natural goodness worldwide.

The Skagit Valley agricultural economy is very diverse in many aspects including approximately 100 large farm operations(primarily wholesale) and approximately 1,000 small agricultural enterprises (retail and wholesale) supplying over 80 agricultural products.

The Skagit Valley is supplying nearly 95% of the U.S. supply of table beet seed, 75% of the U.S. supply of spinach seed and approximately 8% of the spinach seed used throughout the world. Skagit Valley farmers are producing approximately 25% of the world’s cabbage seed and 50% of the world’s beet seed. More tulips, daffodils and iris bulbs are produced in the Skagit Valley than in any other county in the United States. Additionally, approximately 50 million cut flowers are grown in greenhouses and fields in the Skagit Valley and approximately 95 percent of the red potatoes grown in Washington State are from Skagit Valley. Thank you to the founding members and hundreds of Skagit Valley leaders who have worked tirelessly to make this a reality