A home team for the future
In 2019 another generation of Skagit Valley natives decided it was time to return home and give back to the community that raised them by purchasing Tulip Town to carry its rich tradition into the future for many more to enjoy.
Their goal is to keep this farm in good agricultural production. Excellent landscaping techniques are featured throughout the farm, with apple trees, gardens, nursery trees, annuals and perennials. They’re always striving to maintain top quality products and keep the farm a strong agricultural statement the community can be proud of.
How 5 friends saved their tulip business during the pandemic
- The Today Show - July 21, 2020
How 5 Friends Helped a Tulip Farm Make it to Mother's Day
- New York Times - May 9, 2020
Washington's Tulip Town Closes to Annual Festival-Goers
- NPR's Here and Now - April 28, 2020
Stop and (almost) smell the flowers with ‘Tulip Town 360’ app that puts viewers in iconic fields
- GeekWire - May 21, 2020
Skagit Valley natives adapt to save Tulip Town amid COVID-19
- Seattle Refined - April 25, 2020
4 Strategies To Stay Afloat: How Real Companies Are Coping With COVID-19
- International Business Times - April 29, 2020
New Tulip Town Owners Innovate Amid Crisis
- 425 Magazine - April 29, 2020
As coronavirus wilts the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, a farm adapts
- Crosscut - March 30, 2020
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival called off due to state's coronavirus outbreak
- King 5 News - March 25, 2020
How 5 high school friends saved Washington's Skagit Valley amid a pandemic
- Seattle PI - May 22, 2020
A history as rich as the soil beneath us.
Anthony (Tom) DeGoede immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1956 before moving to Mount Vernon in 1957 to join his brothers Henry and John. He managed the Neal Noorlag Bulb Farm until 1983 before purchasing a farm of his own, next door to the very first tulip farm in Skagit Valley, now known as Tulip Town. Beloved members of the community, Tom and his wife Jeannette poured their heart and soul into making Tulip Town a jewel of The Valley. They operated the farm with their family until they were ready to retire in 2019. Our community mourned the passing of Tom that same year.
photo credit: KOMO