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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You Know It's Spring When....

You know it's Spring when the herring fleet is in...

You know it's Spring when the rhubarb is growing so fast that you swear you can hear it growing...

You know it's Spring when the ducks are scattered, roaming all over the garden, busy for hours making little happy noises as they eat creepy crawlers hiding in the dirt...

You know it's Spring when Ron Ropp comes to town to help on the boat...

But the best indicator that Spring has arrived is when Mr. Adams says, "It's time to haul the boat out!"

Good job, guys!


  1. wow, a sunny day in Sitka...what's with that?