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“MANY PEOPLE SHOWCASE THEIR PUMPKINS LIKE ART OBJECTS OF PORCELAIN OR POTTERY.” —Eddie Gordon atching guests choose pumpkins is nothing short of fascinating, says Eddie Gordon, co-owner of Gordon Skagit Farms in Mount Vernon, Washington. His family’s 240-acre property unfolds across the picturesque Skagit Valley, an arid basin surrounded by a distant ring of snowcapped mountains. The ground is fertile for crops, including more than seventy varieties of gourds. October promises a month-long celebration in this bucolic setting, with bounty brimming from vines in the field and piled high in elaborate vignettes. “It’s a special 59 Victoria October 2017

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