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, October 30, 2015

Bear Hunting Fall 2015

Well, another bear hunting season has come and gone.

Many meals were cooked, oodles of dishes were washed, old friendships were renewed, and new friendships were made.

And, this year I brought something new onboard....... some kayaks!

I've never really done that much kayaking before now.

It's such a quiet and peaceful way to explore Southeast Alaska's islands and bays.

Kayaking is so much fun!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Goodbye, Lily

Well, Summer is definitely over.

And it was a good one.

 Lily's people wrapped up their fishing season and came to pick her up to take her home.

 I was surprised how much I miss her! Every time I see something white in the garden I feel my spirit lift a little thinking it's Lily, and then, I realize with a sinking heart that it's not her....she's gone.

Thank you for laying the nice, big eggs for us, Lily.

 (I have no explanation for what's going on with my hair here)

And thanks for entertaining all of the customers. You are loved......

.....and you are missed.