When I finally had enough antiquing I took the back roads to Albany and my childhood home. I was amazed at the emotions that washed over me as I started seeing farms and fields...
I love living in Sitka....the challenges and adventurous life, but this.....this is what runs through by veins. This is where I came from...and no matter where I live and no matter what I do I know I am just trying to recreate this.
The Willamette Valley is amazingly fruitful and the crops are so diverse. Just while I was driving this short stretch of highway I saw fields of squash, corn, wheat, grapes, apples, hazelnuts, hops, ryegrass, blueberries, raspberries,strawberries and many other things I didn't identify as I drove past.
It's said that the land can heal you and I think it's true.
I stopped in Salem for dinner and then headed for home...
My Grandparents build this place and now my parents live here....
Idyllic isn't it?
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