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Bow Hill Blueberries receives Good Food Award

Feb 15th, 2017 | Category: News

BOW – On Jan. 21, 2017 Bow Hill Blueberries was granted a 2017 Good Food Award for their Organic Heirloom Pickled Blueberries.

For the 2017 awards, there were 2,059 entries in various divisions. Bow Hill Blueberries was 1 of 193 producers to receive an award. Their product, in the pickled category, first had to pass a blind tasting this fall and was then required to meet the Good Food Awards high standards for sustainable producers. They are the only area farm to be included in this year’s winners.

Co-owner Susan Soltes attended with her daughter Amelia Stier, who does the farm’s branding and packaging, and co-owner Harley Soltes’ cousin Betsy Baum, who helped create the Pickled Blueberry recipe.

Bow Hill is the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit County and this year celebrates its 70th birthday. Susan and Harley Soltes purchased the historic six-acre farm in 2011. They are the second family to own it. For more about the farm, see

In its seventh year, Good Food Awards were given to winners in 14 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, honey, pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits, oil and preserved fish. Awards were presented to producers from each of five regions of the U.S. For more information, see An annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace is hosted in San Francisco.

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