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, April 10, 2013

The Barter System

I love to barter. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours! So when my good friend Norm offered me a trade I took him up on it.

 Norm has a boat.

Two of the boat bunks are in the passageway and don't have very much privacy... Norm asked me to sew some curtains for them out of this cool fabric from Abbey's Reflections.

Now, I absolutely DO NOT have time to sit indoors to sew, but Norm was offering to trade Black Cod Tips, and I love, Love, LOVE, LOVE Black Cod Tips!

Today was a good day to be indoors sewing....

....because the weather was certifiably psychotic....One minute it was sunny and beautiful and I was driving myself crazy thinking I should be outside working....

...and the next minute it was just an absolute white-out, and I was GLAD I was not outside working....

Anyways, the curtains are done....

 And the Black Cod Tips are delicious.....

So, EVERYONE'S happy!


  1. Great pictures of Norman's boat and your garden! And the Black Cod tips .... my mouth is watering and they look to die for. A very nice Blog Lori ... Like! Like! Like! ... bookmarked! Oh ... the curtains made a huge improvement.