28 votes
Sitka Farmers Market

top recruiters for Sitka Farmers Market

  • Charles Bingham
  • 2379 days, 56 minutes ago
Sitka, Alaska, is a community of 8,500 people located on remote Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska, an island where there are more bears than people and about 95 percent of our food is shipped or flown into town. We have no real commercial agriculture on our island, and only a handful of large family gardens. At the 2008 Sitka Health Summit, two projects related to food security were launched, and they led to the creation of the Sitka Local Foods Network, http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/. One of those projects was the Sitka Farmers Market, which has been a great success with about 25-30 vendors each market selling fresh local produce, locally caught fish (salmon, cod, halibut, oysters, etc.), home bakers and arts and crafts. It has been a great event to bring the community together, with several hundred people showing up each market.
  • Lisa Sadleir-Hart
  • 2379 days, 2 hours ago
The Farmers Market has provided a magnet for our community pulling people from across the community together in the search of local food. It brings out the best in our community and supports our local fishermen and women plus local gardeners, home bakers and artisans.
  • Anonymous
  • 2378 days, 18 hours ago
Good stuff/less food miles. We ALL win.

most recent votes for Sitka Farmers Market

  • lee greeley
  • 2360 days, 23 hours ago
beautiful fresh vegies for us commercial fishermen!
  • Kerry MacLane
  • 2366 days, 16 hours ago
We can buy fish from the folks that caught it...and for a good price. Folks around town are beginning to plant some food in with their flowers and vegeies are even encroching on lawns. If the barges stop running, or when the price of fuel goes back up, we might be a little better prepared. But the reason I love the market is the FUN...music, great locally prepared food...its is a broo-ha-ha!
  • Anonymous
  • 2374 days, 10 hours ago
Because I care about local food networks, bringing community together!
  • Doug Osborne
  • 2375 days, 1 hour ago
It's a great new market that has brought our community together and served as an inspiration. Living on an Island in an Alaskan rain forest that doesn't have traditional farms provided a great canvas for showing that Farmers Market can happen in communities of all shapes sizes and locations. I would say that the fresh fish in our market is second to none and the produce is getting better and better. Last but not least this is a great cross cultural event with Native and non native people celebrating local foods together.
  • Anonymous
  • 2376 days, 5 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 2377 days, 22 hours ago
A great way to catch up with fellow community members, get fresh and delicious food, and enjoy one's Saturday morning.
  • Robert Downs
  • 2377 days, 22 hours ago
Always good and delicious food to get there when i'm in Sitka!
  • Anonymous
  • 2378 days, 5 hours ago
It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown veggies and others home grown foods!
  • Marita Fuller
  • 2378 days, 5 hours ago
I support Sitka Farmers Market because it enables fresh fish to be available at a reasonable price to families, especially those that aren't healthy enough to go out and catch it.
  • Andrea Thomas
  • 2378 days, 6 hours ago
It brings the whole community together! What a great way to promote locally produced food!
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