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, June 29, 2012


The grass and brush grows so high alongside the road in front of our house that it blocks my signs from view.  I need people to be able to see the signs better so today I hauled the weed eater and extension cords down to the road to cut the brush back.

Everything went fine at first.  It wasn't even raining at the time...but after about an hour it started in.  My weed eater was kind of pathetic...old and gutless.  The string kept breaking which was annoying.  I don't suppose it's good that smoke started rolling out of it either?  It lasted about 3/4 of the way through the job and then in died.  I guess I will be going to the store to buy another one tomorrow.  I wish I could have finished the job while I was already covered from head to toe with grass bits and soaking wet from the rain...but I will have to go through it all again tomorrow.

Even though it rained today I still had customers.  You got to hand it to people who come all the way out here and get wet while picking their salad.  They are truly committed to local, fresh, natural food.  They are the ones who keep me in business and my hat goes off to them.

Levi and I ate some radishes today and they were delicious!  Tiny, but delicious!

You must be sick of me complaining about the rain all the time, but you have to understand how BAD it's been!  Gardeners all over town are struggling.  June is usually one of our nicest months of the year and July is usually one of our rainiest months of the what does next month hold for us?

1 comment:

  1. if it makes you feel any better, Erin and I had a garage sale today and thanks to rain it was a total bust!! I hope the sun starts shining real soon!