Washington January 24, 2018
The Tiny Washington Farm Town That’s Now A Northwest Food Destination
There’s a tiny little farm town about 70 miles from Seattle… and even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve probably enjoyed food from the area, especially if you live in or frequently visit Western Washington.
There's not much to the town of Edison itself.
Only about 133 people call it home. It mostly consists of the surrounding farmland.
Like all of the Skagit Valley, Edison's story goes way back.
Edison has slowly but surely become a mecca for those who like the idea of a quiet life, but who also love fresh, delicious food. Whether it's grown on land or pulled from the water, you'll probably find it here.
The delightful Breadfarm is Edison's most famous stop.
This is, by far, one of the better bakeries you'll find on the West Coast.
Breadfarm specializes in naturally leavened loaves, rustic pastries and pantry staples.
Everything is made in small batches by a carefully trained staff.
But the award for the best cinnamon rolls goes to Farm to Market Bakery, on the edge of town.
That's right... this tiny town has two fabulous bakeries.
You'll find a number of breakfast eateries here, including a local favorite, The Edison Cafe.
The cafes serve fresh, local food whenever possible.
When you visit, a stop at Slough Food is an absolute must.
This speciality grocery store sells plenty of local cheeses and meats to take home, and it's also a bistro with the best patio in town.
The true claim to fame here lies just up the street, in the even tinier community of Bow.
This Taylor Shellfish Farms location, the Samish Farm Shellfish Market, is a must-see for all seafood lovers. Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer as you shuck your own oysters or order some to go.
There are a number of outstanding eateries, local farms and speciality markets in Edison.
It's easy to see why this has become such a haven for foodies and locavores.
Have you been to Edison? Come see why it’s part of
Washington’s finest food trail.