Local Grow­ers

Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

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Double N Potatoes

Double-​N Potatoes

Since 1938, the Nel­son fam­ily has been pro­duc­ing supe­rior qual­ity pota­toes from North­west­ern Wash­ing­ton. The build­ing blocks on which the com­pany was founded still stand today with a com­mit­ment to “qual­ity, con­sis­tency and service”.

The late founder, Nor­man W. Nel­son (19161984) began farm­ing in his early twen­ties. He started grow­ing pota­toes early in his farm­ing career in the Skagit River Val­ley (one of the most fer­tile grow­ing areas in the world with soils high in organic mat­ter and a marine cli­mate con­ducive to grow­ing a wide vari­ety of crops).

In the begin­ning, his pota­toes were graded and packed by another pack­ing shed in the near vicin­ity. Then in the mid­dle 1940’s, at the site of the present ware­house, Norm Nel­son acquired an old build­ing and con­verted it to a pack­ing shed to han­dle his own prod­uct. At that time, the Double-​N label was born.

Today, this 3rd gen­er­a­tion fam­ily farm grows, packs and ships under the Double-​N (Pre­mium US #1), Golden Seal (Value US #1) and Pedi­gree (US #2) labels. They proudly offer pre­mium qual­ity & vari­ety Red, White, Yel­low and Pur­ple potatoes.