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, August 26, 2013


This is Kari Sagel.....

She is Sitkan on a mission....she is going to join with a few of her friends and they are going to eat 100% local for 10 days starting tonight. That's right, people.... 100%! No dairy, no sugar, no grains, no coffee. She has been to the U-pick garden a few times in the past week to get prepared and today she stopped by to pick up a few last minute things.

I am very supportive of eating local.... so my special contribution to her project was.....


That's right....I picked the God turnip...and it looked perfect...not a blemish on it.


  1. Very cool experiment - wish them luck and to enjoy all the local yummies!

  2. Haha!!! Sounds like a good person to give it to. :)

  3. ten days!
    go, kari, go!!!
    i want to try that too! is it too late to join?!
    maybe I could do one week?
    Betty Richter

  4. Join in,'s never too late!