The day started out pretty early for me this morning. I had to get all my stuff together for the Farmer's Market. I don't take produce to sell unless I have way to much of something, but I put together a gift basket and let people put their names in a hat for a chance to win it. I also take a few potted perennials that I have from recent divisions. They help to pay the bills!
After setting up my table we snuck away to do a little garage saling. I didn't find anything spectacular. I found a great basket but it was too much money. I need to spend less than $5 on them to make my gift baskets pay. Maybe I have already bought all the large baskets in town!
I messed up today and didn't take any photos at the market. I guess I was too busy eating! I had Black Cod tips, fry bread, spring rolls and Yvonne Christner's FABULOUS sodas!!! Those sodas were so delicious! Rhubarb/Salmonberry and Lime/Cucumber/Mint. Amazing!
The weather really took a turn for the worse by the time the market was over, so I have been spending the evening in my easy chair crocheting socks. This is the first time I've picked up my crocheting in MONTHS!
Here is a pair I made last year using the same design...
I just love making socks!
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:
P O Box 6021
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 email@example.com