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

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Other Life

I've been gone for about a month, working on the boat as the chief cook and bottle washer for Mr. Adams on his bear hunts. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Luckily for us, we had an excellent photographer aboard during one of the hunts (Lindsey Williams of Great Big Bison Productions), and he took some beautiful photos. They're so beautiful that they almost make our jobs look glamorous! Take a look.....

Maybe they are.....

Thanks Lindsey!


  1. Oh yay!! I don't know much about your other life! These are just lovely! Thank you!

  2. Fantastic Pictures !! But FYI I am now totally convinced that the next time if there is a next time, God willing ! I am going to request that LORI is the head chef ! Sorry Dale & Brad..... but I think she wins the presentation and originality award for culinary expertise in the wilderness ! Baird

  3. Hey Lori, you're back!! What fabulous pics!! Awesome lighting on the Surveyor tied up and Northern Lights! and all the great food you make, ending with a wonderful pic of you two!! I guess the dirt is flying now, well maybe not because all the veg. should be growing. Best wishes for a prolific gardening season. I just finished planting green beans and sweet corn. It has been very wet here. Just waiting to do more hay. Evonne

  4. Awesome pics, and clearly you feed your guests well! - Ike Eichelberger

  5. Lori, I just saw this post....I had the best time in Alaska riding the boat, eating your food, and riding the skiff with Dale. It was my first time in Alaska and hopefully I'll get to come back again sometime.... Lindsey