Bay Baby Produce is a Skagit Valley company that sustainably farms pumpkins and organic winter squash as well as producing decorative pumpkins and fruit.
The owners decided to expand from their leased warehouse and production facility in Burlington, Wash., building on 30 acres they own in south Mount Vernon just minutes from the interstate.
The 45,000-sq-ft production facility is a fully enclosed and air-conditioned space. A second, open-air, production area measures 10,000 square feet.
The rooftop features a 99-kilowatt solar system. At the time of its installation, it was the second-largest agricultural production solar array in the state of Washington.
Offices, conference room and executive restrooms are located on the second mezzanine. Employees have 1,600 square feet dedicated to a break room and restrooms.
All construction was completed to meet the needs of organic farm certification for the crops that go directly from the field to the production facility.