Anne Schwartz has been growing organic fruits and vegetables in Eastern Skagit Valley for nearly 40 years. Blue Heron Farm produce is sold at the Mt Vernon Food Coop, the North Cascades Institute, Environmental Learning Center and other local stores as well as the Concrete School District. Blue Heron Farm also specializes in hardy bamboo with over 100 species grown for nursery stock, poles and young edible shoots. Anne has been active with several regional non profits organizations including serving on the board for Tilth Producers for 36 years. Anne is also very active with promoting organic research at WSU and is currently focusing on bringing True Cost and Full Cost Accounting into the Teaching and Research programs at the College of Agriculture at Washington State University.