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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Alaska Day!!!

Today is the day we celebrate the fact that we bought Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars in 1867.  There are all sorts of activities in town that we don't attend, but we do always watch the parade.  The kids loved to go because candy is thrown from most of the floats, but today it was just Mr. Adams and myself trying to catch candy....I guess this is something we need to get used empty nest!  The other thing we did today was pick up our new couch from the bargeline.  We muscled it into the was REALLY hard.  By the time we were done EVERYTHING was moved out of the way...even the pictures on the wall!  It was worth it though!

I knew this couch would look good under the quilt!

The weather has been awful, but work still needs to be done, so I endured the rain long enough to plant the garlic greens....

Garlic greens are just all the small misshapen garlic cloves that get planted close together.  You harvest them  in the Spring like a green onion.  They look like a green onion but they taste like garlic.  My neighbor said that they should be illegal...they're THAT delicious! 

And just because someone requested it I am posting a photo of our wood cook stove...

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