The Sitka Local Foods Network is an organization of volunteers who are working together to promote the growing, harvesting and production of local foods. Our organization has a board of directors of between seven and nine members, and we encourage all community members to take part in our projects and events. We welcome volunteers.
The Sitka Local Foods Network meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, with a 30-minute budget/finance meeting at 6 p.m., at the See House behind St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church. Meeting times are subject to change, so watch the site for schedule updates. Meetings are open to the public, and new volunteers are welcome. We usually select new board members in December and elect officers in January.
The 2017 board members are (terms end in December):
- Charles Bingham, president/communications director, board term ends 2017
- Jennifer Carter, vice president, board term ends 2017
- Ben Timby, secretary, board term ends 2018
- Nina Vizcarrondo, co-secretary, board term ends 2019
- Tiffany Justice, treasurer, board term ends 2018
- Sam Pointer, board term ends 2017
- Vacant, board term ends 2018
- Vacant, board term ends 2019
- Vacant, board term ends 2019
The 2017 Sitka Farmers Market will take place seven times this summer — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Sept. 2, and Sept. 9, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall (235 Katlian St.). This is our ninth season of Sitka Farmers Markets, which is a project that came out of the 2008 Sitka Health Summit. We are in the process of hiring a manager for the market (working on contract) for the summer, and once hired we will host a couple of meetings for potential vendors to learn more about the markets.
The St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm lead gardener is Laura Schmidt, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm is located behind the St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church at 601 Lincoln St. (the brown church above Crescent Harbor). This communal garden is where we grow most of the produce sold at the Sitka Farmers Markets during the summer. St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s The People’s Garden program. The People’s Garden works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities.
Our board members also serve as liaisons to ad-hoc committees working on our various projects. Some of the committees include education, Sitka Farmers Market/St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm, fundraising, board development, finance, etc.
Here is our address, if you need to send us regular mail:
Sitka Local Foods Network
408 Marine St., Box D
Sitka, Alaska 99835
The email address for the SLFN board is email@example.com. All board members have access to this email address.
If you have any questions about the website, send an email to Charles Bingham at firstname.lastname@example.org.