June 2015 newsletter
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Sitka Local Foods Network
408 Marine Street, Suite D
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Board of directors — Lisa Sadleir-Hart, president; Matthew Jackson, vice president; Maybelle Filler, treasurer; Alli Gabbert, secretary; Charles Bingham, communications director; Michelle Putz; Jennifer Carter; Brandie Cheatham; Kathy Jones

Seafood featured by new Sitka food carts

Several new street food options are available in Sitka this summer, and locally sourced seafood is a key component of their menus.

Read our story to learn more about the Ashmo's food truck owned by Ashley Moore, Barnacle Bay Kitchen owned by Heidi Morrison, Ráns Net pelmeni owned by Ayla Stromquist, and Kerry MacLane and his Sitka blackcod tips. Don't forget the Ludvig's Bistro Chowder Cart is still serving, and Reindeer Red Hots will be around for special events this summer.

St. Peter's Fellowship Farm receives a spring blessing

Parishioners at St. Peter's By The Sea Episcopal Church hosted a Blessing of the Garden on May 13 at St. Peter's Fellowship Farm, the communal garden where the Sitka Local Foods Network grows fresh veggies to sell at the Sitka Farmers Market, to school lunch and hunger programs, etc. The ceremony was led by Rev. Julie Platson, the new priest in charge at St. Peter's, and Kit Mellema. Click this link for a slideshow of scenes from the blessing ceremony.

Sitka Farmers Market to host vendor meeting June 2

The Sitka Local Foods Network will host a meeting for prospective and past Sitka Farmers Market vendors from 5:45-7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the See House behind St. Peter's By The Sea Episcopal Church, 611 Lincoln St. You can read more about the meeting and how to become a vendor by clicking this link. Debe Brincefield is the 2015 Sitka Farmers Market manager, and Francis Wegman-Lawless is the assistant manager.

This year you can help celebrate Independence Day by attending the first Sitka Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall (235 Katlian St.). Then there will be markets every other Saturday until Sept. 12. Our dates this year are July 4 and 18, Aug. 1, 15 and 29, and Sept. 12. All six markets are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ANB Founders Hall. Don't forget we accept WIC and SNAP farmers market benefits, for those people in those supplemental nutrition programs, and ask about how you can double your dollar.

If you are interested in being a vendor, we have updated forms, policies, and other information available here.
The June 2 meeting for prospective and past vendors will go over market policies, food safety rules, etc. Please watch our website for more details.
Plant a Row for the Hungry in your garden
As you plant your garden this spring, please Plant a Row for the Hungry. This is an international program about growing food for those less fortunate that has its roots in Alaska. Read our story.
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