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, February 28, 2013

A Little Get-Away

Mr. Adams and I decided to take a little trip to Juneau to do some shopping and stock up on supplies. We did it last year at this time too.  You see, Sitka is a fairly small town, and one large store (like Fred Meyer) has more inventory that our entire town combined! Juneau has a bunch of the large stores, like Walmart, Home Depot, Fred Meyer, Costco, Office Max.....and a couple of malls too.

But going shopping in Juneau is never a cheap or easy thing. If you fly you need to stay in a hotel and rent a car and it costs quite a bit to get your purchases home. If you take your own boat it costs a lot for fuel, you have to pay moorage, and you need to rent a car, but you can take tons of stuff home. If you take your own vehicle on the ferry you need to pay for the ferry and have to get a hotel and you can bring a moderate amount of stuff home.  We chose option #3....

Here we are getting on the ferry...

Unfortunately we arrived in Juneau at about 2:00 am. which is too late to get a hotel (they charge the same price no matter how many hours of the day you actually sleep in their room), so we did the obvious thing...

That's right people, we slept in the back of the truck. Finding a place to park was a problem...Juneau is crazy...they have signs everywhere saying you can't do this and you can't do that, so we just finally parked and went to bed.  It was FREEZING and we didn't take adequate gear, but we survived.

Today we spend the day price shopping and will start flinging money around tomorrow....wish us luck!


  1. I sure do miss riding those boats!

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