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

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Happening Place To Be

Today was my last day coordinating testing.  I finished around lunch and then headed down to the boat to vacuum and clean the head (bathroom).  Our harbor, The Dick Eliason Harbor, is the happening place to be right now.  It is just buzzing like a bee hive.  The herring seine fleet is in town and there are boats EVERYWHERE!

The fishing vessel Tsiu was selling King Crab off their boat and it really draws a crowd. 

They let me hold a large one up for a photo.  For about $100 you could take this fellow home for dinner!

Look at this little guy trying to hold one up for a photo.  King Crab have very spiny shells and it can be quite painful to hold them.

The edge of the dock has been lined with the old and young alike trying to snag herring....

Our harbor is the most popular place in town right now. 

I finished around 4:00 this afternoon and headed home to see what could be accomplished in the garden.  I finished the fencing project...all except the ends.  For now plywood will just have to do, but the goal is to build swinging doors on hinges to allow the ducks in when they are empty.  I think I am going to be happy with this design.

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