THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

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, you can 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, April 1, 2012

A Good Day's Work

Last night our good friend, Ron Ropp flew into town.  He is going to help Mr. Adams on the boat this Spring.  He can cook, drive the boat, work on the engine and just about anything else you might need done! He and his wife Lisa have been good friends of ours for about 40 years!

We had halibut cheeks for lunch after church today and then the boys headed down to the boat to work and I headed outside to see what I could get done in the garden.  I put up a fence....

...and straightened out an arbor that had gotten sadly askew over that past couple of years.  Every morning  that crooked arbor is the first thing I see when I look out my bedroom window, so I am really looking forward to seeing a level arbor tomorrow morning.

While I was in the groove I also transplanted some Tayberries into pots.  They were in a bad spot and I didn't know where to put them, so I potted them up until I can decide where they should go.  All in all it was a really good day.


  1. Awww... Love the photo of my hubby! :)

  2. The chicken gourd on your table is AMAZING!!!!