Thulen Farms was established when John and Sofie Thulen immigrated from Sweden and began farming in the Skagit Valley in 1881. However our family’s farming roots go back even further. Jacob and Barbra Peth immigrated from Switzerland and Germany in the early 1800’s. They made it to Wisconsin where they then spent 30 years and farmed, of course. In the mid 1800’s, their son John Jacob and his wife Mary Jane left Wisconsin and set off where they settled in the Skagit Valley, and you guessed it, they began farming. Since then, the farm has been handed down to Alvin, Gail, John, and eventually his son Wylie.