- Listed: April 1, 2021 1:25 am
- Expires: 1 day, 23 hours
Usually the Sitka Local Foods Network has announced the dates of Sitka Farmers Market by now. But, as most of you are aware, these are not ordinary times… While our details aren’t finalized, we wanted to provide an update to the community about our plans for the summer.
This year we hope to expand back closer to our normal market format with more vendors, but also having some weeks where we just do an online order and pick-up service. We also plan to hold our event at an outdoor location TBA, since being inside puts too many people on top of each other and probably isn’t safe. We hope to be able to announce an outside location downtown in the next week or two. We hope to announce our dates and vendor prices when we announce the location.
For vendors, since we will be out in an open field, you will need to provide your own table, chairs, and a 10×10 farmers market/event tent (which run about $115-$120 at Sitka True Value). Being outside, we won’t have access to electricity, so vendors may need a generator for power, or a small camp stove or BBQ grill if you’re cooking at the market.
We have plans to grow even more produce than before at St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm communal garden. Laura Schmidt has been our lead gardener for more than a decade, and deserves a lot of respect for how much produce she grows on the small patch of land we have access to behind St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church. We thank St. Peter’s for allowing us to continue growing food for the community on its property. St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm has received a Certified Naturally Grown designation the past two years.
Our tentative plans for 2021 are to hold markets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at least once every other week from late June to September. This will allow non-produce vendors to participate, and maybe even some arts-and-crafts vendors. On alternate weeks, we will do something similar to last year, where people order produce from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday night using the Salt and Soil Marketplace, with a pick-up event or possible delivery from 10 a.m. to noon on the Saturdays when we don’t have a regular market.
To read the entire article about 2021 Sitka Farmers Market, go HERE
46 total views, 1 today
You must be logged in to inquire about this ad.