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, May 9, 2013

The Commute

Hey, I'm back! Levi does a great job for me.  I love the bit about chop sticks.......he's not kidding, it's been cold.

The bear hunt is not over yet, but I need to catch a flight first thing tomorrow morning out of Sitka to North Dakota to watch Ben and Emily graduate from college, so Mr. Adams ran me into town with the big skiff this morning.

At first he thought I should just run in by myself.  I have driven the commute many times in the past, but I have never driven the big skiff, so I was apprehensive to go alone. So, he was a gentleman and took me in.  Isn't he nice?

On the way home he gave me a skiff driving lesson.

It truly was a beautiful day.  On the way home we saw a Brown Bear, a deer, numerous sea lions, sea otters and eagles, and had a whale surface about 100 yards from the boat as we were zooming by.

These photos don't do the scenery justice as we were heading into the sun, causing our view to be a little hazy....


After reading his mail and running some errands, Mr. Adams headed back out to the boat. I ran some errands and Carolyn and I worked in the garden for a few hours.............more about that later.

For now it's a hot bath and hopefully some sleep, and I'm North Dakota bound in the morning!


  1. I am curled up in my easy chair reading your book! Thanks and great job0 Lots of info to absorb
    had a good evening working with you

  2. Tell them congrats! And take lots of pictures!