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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

EVERYTHING IS READY!!!! 10 Random Tidbits

1. The Rhubarb is taking over.

Come out and pick some!

2. The Salmon Berries are very plentiful.

They're so beautiful!! Unfortunately, the Salmonberry bushes are absolutely LOADED with aphids this year. I get absolutely covered with aphids when I pick them.

There was enough berries to make jam and sell it at the Farmer's Market.

3. Lily's people came to visit her...

They really miss her.

4. I was very excited that this finally happened.....

Is it vanity?

5. This little girl's name is Lily...

Lily..... meet Lily!

6. These are Radish pods from the Rat-Tailed Radish plant.

They're juicy and spicy and delicious!

You need to come and pick some!

7. The Pea Pod crop is simply astounding this year.

Ada likes them.

You REALLY need to come and pick some!

8. I find it hilarious that Lily likes to hang out at the top of the garden, right beside the wooden fork and spoon.

I don't think she realizes how ironic it is.

9. There are so many Greens here at the u-pick garden that are begging to be picked.



And Lettuce.

You REALLY, REALLY, need to come out and pick some!!!!!!!

10. Ducks are extremely naughty.

They are getting into trouble every day!


  1. It all looks so healthy and inviting, Lori! Sure enjoy your cheerful, colorful posts!

  2. "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!"

    Everything looks beautiful!