September in the Skagit Valley

My friend Carol and I made a day trip north to the Skagit Valley to visit a flower farm, and afterwards we stopped for a late breakfast at the Rexville Grocery Store between Conway and LaConner.  We learned, too late, that they serve breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays, but we pulled up two stools to the deli counter and ordered sandwiches and coffee instead.  After all, a BLT has bacon, so we considered the sandwich a hybrid breakfast entrée.

The Rexville Grocery is a real find.  This little country store is far, far from a chain store.  It’s shelves are stocked with an eclectic collection of local and international items — a wide assortment of preserves, sauces, crackers, cookies, candy, etc.  I now know where to buy treacle!  The deli sandwiches and coffee were outstanding, and we learned that Sunset Magazine had just named the Rexville Grocery one of 41 Top Road Spots in the West.

I’ve now put the Rexville Grocery Store on my list for a future destination breakfast.  I want to try the smoked salmon frittata!

Stuart Welch, the personable proprietor of the Rexville Grocery Store

Interior, Rexville Grocery Store

BLT sandwich and coffee from the deli counter