May 2019 newsletter
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Sitka Local Foods Network
408 Marine Street, Suite D
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Board of directors — Charles Bingham, president/communications director; Stanley Lopata, vice president; Amanda Anjum, treasurer; Nina Vizcarrondo, secretary/Sitka Farmers Market manager; Laura Schmidt, St. Peter's Fellowship Farm lead gardener (honorary board member); we have space for you on our board.

Sitka Farmers Market vendor registration

Vendor registration is open for the 2019 Sitka Farmers Markets, which take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, July 6, July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 31, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall. This will be the 12th season of Sitka Farmers Markets, and we plan to offer our usual fresh produce and a variety of other local foods, such as locally made candy, bread, seafood, and more. We also have music and other fun. We offer a youth vendor program for those age 12 and younger. And we match SNAP and WIC benefits up to $20 per market through a grant from the White Elephant Shop. To learn more about how to be a vendor, click this link. Nina Vizcarrondo (738-9301) will manage the markets for the third straight year, and Charles Bingham (623-7660) will assist. You also can email for more details.

Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest winners

Congratulations to Brittany Dumag of the food cart, Castaway, Tamara Kyle of Sitka Sauers, and Abigail Ward of Sitka Seasonings for winning prizes in the second annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest. Dumag and Kyle each won a $1,500 prize for winning their respective divisions (Dumag for start-up and Kyle for established business), and Ward won a special $250 youth business award. Dumag will make and sell Cuban pork sandwiches (made from pork raised in North Pole) with beans and rice, with the possibility of adding rockfish tacos later. Kyle has been making sauerkraut off and on in recent years, and plans to use the prize to be more consistent in having her products available. Ward, who just turned 12, will make two types of seasoning mixes — one for seafood and one for red meat/venison. All three plan to sell their products at the Sitka Farmers Markets. To learn more about the winners, click this link.

Sitka Kitch offers Filipino cooking class on May 14

The Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen continues its Cooking Around The World class series with the Filipino Cooking With David Felts and Sonia Malabot-Felts class from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the new location of the Sitka Kitch in the Sitka Lutheran Church. This class costs $40 (which includes all food and supplies), and is a fundraiser for the Sitka Kitch. Other classes for the summer will be announced in the near future. To learn more about the class, click this link.

Like local food in Sitka? Please join our board of directors

Are you enjoying the fresh local veggies at the Sitka Farmers Market this summer (our first market tentatively is scheduled for July 6)? Did you take one of our garden education classes this spring? Do you have an interest in getting more access to locally grown, harvested and produced food, and an interest in food security? If so, please consider joining our board of directors. We need new board members to keep offering these programs, and we'd love to have you join us. We need board members to keep things going. For more details, please click this link. This page has links to our board job descriptions and applications. Our next meeting will be from 6-7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Sitka Public Library. Feel free to check us out. Our meetings are open to the public.
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