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

Saturday, July 21, 2012

To Market, To Market To Buy A Fat Pig. Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

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!

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