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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It Was A Good Season

The U-Pick Garden is closed.....can you see the sign in the window?

It's easy to see from the road and that's what matters.

It was a good was a GREAT season.....who am I kidding, it was the BEST season ever!
The weather was unbelievable and there were lots of U-Pickers and the vegetables were very generous.
I must say though, I am ready for it to be over. It's time for something new....time to not have to hurry home....time to stay indoors if it's raining. But.....even as I write this I am planning for next season!

Thank you God for my beautiful garden. Thank you garden for being so fruitful. Thank you ducks for eating slugs and laying delicious eggs. Thank you ocean for providing such a bounty of wonderful things on your beaches. And thank you Sitka for loving to eat peas and carrots.

 photos courtesy of Sarah Eischen from my roof top!

See you all next season.


  1. Do you have a way to figure out the poundage - produced each year?

    1. It would be easy enough if I weighed things when selling them, but I don't....I sell things more by the piece or it would be a guess