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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Hands Are Purple

It was a good day today....nice weather, lots of customers...and I discovered that the blue huckleberries are ripe! I picked this bowl full from an area no larger than 8'x8' behind our garage.  The bushes are just loaded!

So of course I had to make some syrup...

And have a blue huckleberry Creamy Italian Soda...

Last year I planted some Lemon Sorrel in the garden.  I had never heard of it before but found out it grows really good here.  It is really taking off! 

Tonight was my first time using it.  I heard that it makes great pesto, and since my Basil is doing so terribly I though I would give it a try.  So, I combined:

Lemon Sorrel
olive oil
Parmesan cheese
black pepper
sliced almonds
spinach leaves
crushed garlic

It. Was. Awesome!!!!

We ate it with some smoked salmon and toast for dinner.  Yummy!!

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