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 13, 2012

There's A Bear In the Rhubarb Patch!!!

Holy smoke!!!....Look at that!!!!..........

Isn't he fabulous?  I named him "Marmalade" because the preservative I painted on him to seal out the rain was orange colored.  He is the newest member of the garden and I can't wait for the kids to see him!

It was really rainy today.  It is easy to get bummed out about it, but what can you do about it?  Only had one customer today.  He rode up on his bike and wandered around the garden sampling greens for quite a while before I even realized he was here.  He was so thrilled to find the garden and loved just helping himself.  He bought a bag of greens thanked me for opening my garden for others to enjoy.  It's times like that that make it all worthwhile.

Instead of moping about the weather I took my camera outside to try to capture something beautiful about the rain.  It's there if you just take the time to look for it.

Hang in the Sitka.

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