• Sitka Local Foods Network celebrates fifth year of Sitka Farmers Market with special tote bags

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Sitka Farmers Market, the Sitka Local Foods Network is selling special tote bags to commemorate the occasion.

These cloth tote bags were designed by Sitka artist Lisa Teas, who used vintage artwork from turn-of-the-century vegetable crates to come up with the “Chatham Strait Carrots” logo. The use of the Chatham Strait Carrots logo recognizes a landmark waterway used to ship produce to and from Sitka back in the day.

These limited-edition long-handled tote bags have a large capacity and are for sale at all Sitka Farmers Markets this summer for $20 each. You also can order a bag by sending an e-mail to sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com. All proceeds go to fund Sitka Local Foods Network projects.