Seattle Met: Our Favorite New Locally Made Pantry Items

Seattle Met: Our Favorite New Locally Made Pantry Items

The much-loved blueberry farm makes jams and sauces, but there’s something so memorable about fat, sweet blueberries pickled in tart brine. Berries can garnish salmon or—as discovered in the Marx Foods test kitchen—you can reduce the brine with honey to use it as a glaze.
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Seattle Times: Northwest fresh: Take a hike, stop at a farm

Seattle Times: Northwest fresh: Take a hike, stop at a farm

Our last stop: Bow Hill Blueberries (15628 Bow Hill Road, Bow; bowhillblueberries.com) for out-of-this-world blueberry ice cream, which Lopez Island Creamery makes for the farm. No matter how hot and sweaty you’re feeling after a long day of recreating and food gathering, this bit of decadence will invigorate you for the ride home.
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Seattle Times: $99 Road Trip: Skagit Valley satisfies cravings for art, food and beer

Seattle Times: $99 Road Trip: Skagit Valley satisfies cravings for art, food and beer

It wasn’t yet blueberry-picking season when I visited, but the Bow Hill Blueberries store was still open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you want to pick your own blueberries, the time to go is July or August...
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Edible Seattle: The Fruit of Their Labor

Edible Seattle: The Fruit of Their Labor

Though Bow Hill Blueberries may seem to be at rest on a cold winter day, activity buzzes beneath the stillness. Frozen berries are being sent far and wide, jars of jam are bubbling away in the kitchen, and Harley, Susan, and Pablo are preparing for another growing season — a season that will draw the community together once more, out of the cold, to share in the fruit of their labor.
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Grow Northwest:  Bow Hill Blueberries’ Seahawks-inspired smoothie and cocktail

Grow Northwest: Bow Hill Blueberries’ Seahawks-inspired smoothie and cocktail

For those looking for a healthy smoothie and delicious cocktail to celebrate the Seahawks in the Superbowl, try these two recipes courtesy of Susan Soltes, co-owner of Bow Hill Blueberries in Bow.
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Vimeo: Birthday in WA

Vimeo: Birthday in WA

A day out on Chuckanut drive and Edison, Washington State.
Great people, food and beautiful sceneries.

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Grow Northwest: Puget Sound Food Hub connecting local farmers and businesses

Grow Northwest: Puget Sound Food Hub connecting local farmers and businesses

"When Susan and Harley Soltes bought Bow Hill Blueberry Farm in 2011, it came with a huge berry processing shed and walk in cooler. It was more space than they could use, so they started looking for a way to share it. Their farm now serves as a central distribution point for farmers, chefs and co-ops in Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties through the Puget Sound Food Hub."

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Grow Northwest: Bow Hill Blueberry Farm: Graze the days of summer

Grow Northwest: Bow Hill Blueberry Farm: Graze the days of summer

The 65-year-old blueberry bushes at Bow Hill Blueberry Farm tower up to nine feet high, loaded with miniature blueberries on long stems. “These are Rubels,” owner Harley Soltes said, “the original blueberry planted from the wild.”
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The Argus: A bounty of Blueberries

The Argus: A bounty of Blueberries

Children help make blueberry pancakes using blueberries they picked themselves.
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Capital Press: More NW hospitals buy local foods

Capital Press: More NW hospitals buy local foods

Susan Soltes and her husband purchased Bow Hill Blueberries — the oldest blueberry farm in Washington’s Skagit Valley — in 2011, and began the three-year process of organic certification. They wanted to diversify their sales beyond farmers’ markets, U-pick and their farm store, and are now selling fresh and frozen blueberries to the University of Washington Medical Center, Overlake Hospital, Swedish Medical Center and United General Hospital.
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The Seattle Times: A food-lover’s tour of Washington’s Chuckanut Drive

The Seattle Times: A food-lover’s tour of Washington’s Chuckanut Drive

It was the perfect impromptu picnic as my wife and I sat, bundled in winter coats, looking out over a log-strewn beach at Larrabee State Park, just south of Bellingham. We ate fresh goat cheese from a farm down the road, slathered atop sour-cherry lemon bread from Breadfarm bakery in Edison.

May I just say, ahem: “Yum.”

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Port Susan Farmer's Market: Bow Hill An Unconventional Blueberry Farm

Port Susan Farmer's Market: Bow Hill An Unconventional Blueberry Farm

When Susan and Harley Soltes bought their house in Bow, WA in the middle of 6 acres of antique blueberry bushes, they figured they would live there and lease the bushes to someone who would farm them organically.

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