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

Monday, April 1, 2013

Eat Eggs

The egg production is picking up.....11 eggs today!

Speaking of eggs, the commercial herring fishery is well under way here in Sitka. Many people do not realize that although the fish are harvested - the primary goal of this fishery is the roe (eggs). Local subsistence users don't harvest the fish to get their roe, they put hemlock branches in the water, the herring roe sticks to the branches, the fish go free, and the branches are pulled out of the water to harvest the roe!

Be sure to eat your eggs!


  1. What do they do with the Roe?

  2. interesting quilt in the egg basket picture - how old is that quilt?

    1. It's not a quilt, it's a braided wool rug on the floor