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, November 24, 2014

Everybody Loves Gifts!

People stop by and leave me gifts all the time! Often it's empty egg cartons, black plant pots, or green plastic strawberry crates.  And, sometimes it's large baskets that I can use for my gift baskets.
Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn't drop off something for me.....pots, manure, fencing, jars, name a few more. Here's a notebook that my friend, Paula made for me....

And here is a great book that my friend, Karen gave me for my 50th birthday....

I read it throughout the Summer.

It had great illustrations in it...

One day I came in from working out in the garden to find THIS on my kitchen island...

A little glass ball to say "Thankyou" for some flowers that I contributed to a wedding. That was a fun surprise!

One day in June when I was working up a sweat in the garden, my good friend Pam brought me this green smoothie and this beautiful card.....just because!

And just this past month a couple stopped by to ask if I wanted 4 chickens. I said I wasn't really set up for chickens, but if they didn't mind if I ate them I'd gladly take them off their hands. They didn't mind, and now there are 4 stewing hens in the freezer!  "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

But probably my favorite gift of the year came from Amy Danielson. She was recently shopping at the Junk Trunk, digging through boxes, looking for hats for a play, when she ran across these....

THAT'S RIGHT!!!!!!  My long, lost mittens!!!!!

Can you believe it!?!?!  Someone must have found them and then didn't want them...or "found" them and realized that they couldn't wear them now that everyone was looking for them....And the Junk Trunk only charged $2.00 for them!! I'm SO happy to have them back, I don't care how they got there, and they are in perfect condition - if you don't count that they smell funny.

What a great gift!

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