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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Lunch

October is "National Farm To School Month", and earlier I blogged about one of our local high school's visit to my garden.  Today they invited me to their "local" lunch.

Look at this delicious spread!!

Locally caught silver salmon on a bed of sauteed kale topped with sorrel and dill pesto, mashed potatoes, raw carrots and celery, biscuits made from Delta Junction barley flour, and Washington apple/ Sitka blueberry cobbler.  Delicious!!!

Everyone was excited about the meal...

And who can turn down a free lunch?


  1. surely that is the only school that has salmon for lunch!!

  2. That is not like any school lunch that I've seen. Are they able to do this all the time - or was it a special occasion? What fun -

  3. Sitka is trying to implement locally caught fish into the school menus on a regular basis, but the budget doesn't allow for it. The Sitka Conservation Society has a program to subsidize it and so fish is now available about once a month or so.