Small Town, Big Agriculture

June 21, 2021

Blending Small Town America With Sustainability

The city of Stanwood is situated in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. In fact, agriculture is the number one industry in Snohomish county. Naturally, the city of Stanwood has been the home of food processing plants and cold storage for decades. Today, this lives on in the city’s culture, with a growing local food movement, farm economy, and sustainability initiatives.

Aerial view of Stanwood

The charming coastal city is centrally located to many agricultural hubs, like Mount Vernon, Arlington, and Camano Island. With just over 7,000 residents, locals enjoy small-town life while being less than an hour from Seattle, Bellingham and Canada.

In a fast-paced world of online shopping and viral videos, small cities like Stanwood are home to loyal communities with shared values. Since 2012, the Stanwood farmers market has provided fresh local food to the region. The area is well-known for its berries, flowers, potatoes, and apples in addition to many other crops. The small city brims with culture, embracing its Scandinavian roots, art, botanical gardens and of course, local food.

More importantly, it is near the coast, making it easily accessible for seafood and shipping commerce. Just off the water, the surrounding nature and its wildlife encourages an active lifestyle.

On the left, the quaint town of Stanwood.
On the right, sorting berries at the Stanwood facility.

BCS saw the value in adding the Stanwood plant because it provides an inclusive processing and storage experience, maximizing its efficiency for clients.

The plant is also close to I-5, making it a quick jaunt to Seattle and Bellingham. For Washington’s farmers, the community of Stanwood could be an ideal choice due to its farm industry and culture.

This is why BCS chose Stanwood in 2020 for their newest facility, which offers a unique opportunity for businesses to process, store, and ship food products all under one roof.

If you’re looking to expand in the US, we have space.
Contact Jose Roques at bcsmarketing@bellcold.com