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, July 20, 2012


It was a glorious day today!  My first Somniferum poppy opened up today!

Everybody was outside enjoying the sunshine!

Even Levi!  He went for a hike with a friend today.  He and Mr. Adams have been whittling down the pile of wood.  Levi splits and Mr. Adams stacks.  Sometimes I help.  We have a wood splitter but Levi is going to try to split is all by hand. this summer.  Here is Mr. Adams showing him how it's done....

 The raspberries are starting to plump up.  I always get a few berries early.... they always taste bad...I always throw them away and worry that the whole crop is going to fail...then the rest ripen and the crop is just fine...its is the same every year.  Here are the first 2 nasty raspberries of the year!


Today Jack Lew stopped in and bought some garlic greens.  He and his sister, Jessica, are using them in some spring rolls that they are making to sell at the Farmer's Market tomorrow. 

My friend, Yvonne Christner is also going to be there selling her Rhubarb/Salmonberry sodas.  I can't wait to try one!  Come on down and check it out!

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