Local Food & Garden Resources
Listing Posted by Transition Sitka
Sitka Local Foods Network (SLFN) – The Sitka Local Foods Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit group whose mission is to increase the amount of locally produced and harvested food in the diets of SE Alaskans. Find out more about this group at https://sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/about/ and how you can get involved as a volunteer at https://sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/%E2%80%A2-volunteer/
Sitka Food Coop – Community members purchasing together to get the benefit of bulk pricing. Organic produce, and meats. Dry goods, and fair trade delights like coffee and chocolate! See more at http://sitkafoodcoop.org/about/mission-vision/
Community Greenhouse – Sitka School District’s Pacific HS was one of two schools in Alaska to receive a 2021 Farm To School grant from the USDA. The grant is for $50,000 and will be used to improve the school’s edible garden. PHS is currently raising funds to improve the drainage on their site.
St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm – St. Peter’s-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church supports a cooperative communal garden located behind the church at 601 Lincoln St. (the brown church above Crescent Harbor). Most of the food being sold at the farmers markets or used by non-profit groups. St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s The People’s Garden program.
Kayaanyí Commission – The mission of the Kayaaní Commission is to preserve the Tlingit people’s spiritual way of life by preserving and protecting traditional ways and ancestral knowledge. For more information see https://www.sitkatribe.org/pages/kayaani
UAF Cooperative Extension Office @ UAS Sitka Campus – UAF’s Extension is part of the largest informal education system in the world, and offers hundreds of publications, containing practical information of interest to Alaska residents. Major program areas include: agriculture and horticulture; health, home and family development; natural resources and community development; 4-H and youth development. See more at https://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/sitka/
Sitka Farmers Market – The Sitka Farmers Market takes place during summer and has supported local distribution of food grown or harvested in and around Sitka for 14 years. Info. about the current and previous years’ Farmers Markets can be found at https://sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/
(Ed. Note: FYI, there is also the SEARHC Traditional Foods Guide, which can be found at http://ow.ly/V9J850JEbSn.)