THE U-Pick GARDEN IS OPEN. HOURS ARE MONDAY-SATURDAY 12:00-6:30. Right now we are picking EVERYTHING!!!!! Carrots, Peapods, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Celery, Fennel, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cabbage, Rhubarb, Raspberries, Oregano, Dill, Lemon Sorrel, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint. Sometimes, if you're lucky, there is a little Broccoli, Cucumbers, Basil or Tomatoes ready. And the Spinach is FREE!.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Sunday, July 26, 2015

And The Spinach Is Free!!!!

There has been quite a bit of rain lately. But the produce doesn't seem to mind!

Big, luscious veggies make deliveries really fun!

There's Lily, standing outside in the rain, looking through the door to see what I'm doing inside.....

The sun does come out once in a while to give us a break. Long enough to get the garlic harvested.

Look at this beautiful Lily!

 One thing that is for sure growing out of control is the Spinach.

It's just bolting and going to seed like crazy! But there are still a lot of really nice leaves on the plants and it still tastes delicious.

It's a little tedious to pick, so I've decided to let people pick it for free. Just about every day I pick a nice bouquet of it for the ducks.

They love it!

You're welcome....

Come on out and get yourself some!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

EVERYTHING IS READY!!!! 10 Random Tidbits

1. The Rhubarb is taking over.

Come out and pick some!

2. The Salmon Berries are very plentiful.

They're so beautiful!! Unfortunately, the Salmonberry bushes are absolutely LOADED with aphids this year. I get absolutely covered with aphids when I pick them.

There was enough berries to make jam and sell it at the Farmer's Market.

3. Lily's people came to visit her...

They really miss her.

4. I was very excited that this finally happened.....

Is it vanity?

5. This little girl's name is Lily...

Lily..... meet Lily!

6. These are Radish pods from the Rat-Tailed Radish plant.

They're juicy and spicy and delicious!

You need to come and pick some!

7. The Pea Pod crop is simply astounding this year.

Ada likes them.

You REALLY need to come and pick some!

8. I find it hilarious that Lily likes to hang out at the top of the garden, right beside the wooden fork and spoon.

I don't think she realizes how ironic it is.

9. There are so many Greens here at the u-pick garden that are begging to be picked.



And Lettuce.

You REALLY, REALLY, need to come out and pick some!!!!!!!

10. Ducks are extremely naughty.

They are getting into trouble every day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This is Lily....

She's spending the Summer with me while her people are out Salmon Trolling. She's really friendly!

Lily is quite a bit bigger than the Mallards.

She barely fits in a nesting box.

And her eggs are huge!

Lily likes to help me work in the garden....

Here she is, helping me weed by pulling weeds out of the bucket!

 And here she is, wading through the Oregano patch.

Lily has been a big hit with the customers!

She likes to be hugged and petted.

And she likes little girls' earrings!

You've just got to come out to the u-pick garden and meet Lily!