• Scenes from the sixth and final Sitka Farmers Market of the 2013 summer

PHOTO COURTESY OF SITKA LOCAL FOODS NETWORK Sitka Farmers Market Interim Manager Garrett Bauer, left, and Co-Manager Francis Wegman-Lawless, right, present the Table Of The Day Award to to Peter Williams of Ata "Let Me See" Alaska (http://www.seaotterfur.com/) during the sixth and final Sitka Farmers Market of the season on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall in Sitka. Peter is a Yup'ik  (Ata is Yup'ik for let me see) who sells handmade garments made sea otter fur, the softest and densest fur on earth. Peter has been selling at the Sitka Farmers Markets for a couple of years. He received a gift bag with fresh produce, fand a certificate and a copy of the Alaska Farmers Market Cookbook. This is the sixth year of Sitka Farmers Markets, hosted by the Sitka Local Foods Network. For more information about the Sitka Farmers Markets and Sitka Local Foods Network, go to http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/SitkaLocalFoodsNetwork. Also, don't forget the Sitka Local Foods Network will host the annual Running of the Boots costumed fun run at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 (registration at 10 a.m. and costume contest at 10:30 a.m.), with the start/finish line near St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Sitka. The Running of the Boots is a fundraiser for the Sitka Local Foods Network. Some late-season vegetables and other items will be for sale at this event. Finally, don't forget to vote for the Sitka Local Foods Network in the 50 States for Good contest. We are Alaska's only finalist in the national contest, where 51 nonprofit organization finalists (one from each state and the District of Columbia) have a chance to win $10,000 from Tom's of Maine, which will award grants of $10,000 each to the top 15 vote-getters in an online vote. You can vote for us once each day through Oct. 15 by going to http://www.50statesforgood.com/ and following the instructions. We appreciate your support.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SITKA LOCAL FOODS NETWORK
Sitka Farmers Market Interim Manager Garrett Bauer, left, and Co-Manager Francis Wegman-Lawless, right, present the Table Of The Day Award to to Peter Williams of Ata “Let Me See” Alaska (http://www.seaotterfur.com/) during the sixth and final Sitka Farmers Market of the season on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall in Sitka. Peter is a Yup’ik (Ata is Yup’ik for let me see) who sells handmade garments made sea otter fur, the softest and densest fur on earth. Peter has been selling at the Sitka Farmers Markets for a couple of years. He received a gift bag with fresh produce, and a certificate and a copy of the Alaska Farmers Market Cookbook. This is the sixth year of Sitka Farmers Markets, hosted by the Sitka Local Foods Network. For more information about the Sitka Farmers Markets and Sitka Local Foods Network, go to http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/SitkaLocalFoodsNetwork.

SitkaFarmersMarketSignWe had glorious, sunny weather for the sixth and final Sitka Farmers Market of the 2013 summer, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall (235 Katlian St.).

We had a decent crowd, with many people hanging out outside to listen to Slack Tide play. A slideshow with scenes from the sixth market is below.

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 19th annual Running of the Boots, a costumed fun run that serves as a fundraiser for the Sitka Local Food Network. The Running of the Boots will be at 11 a.m. (registration at 10 a.m., costume contest about 10:30 a.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the tent near St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral on Lincoln Street. (there is an entry fee of $5 per person or $20 for families). Some late-season vegetables will be available for sale at this event. To learn more, click this link for details.

Finally, don’t forget to vote for the Sitka Local Foods Network in the 50 States for Good contest. We are Alaska’s only finalist in the national contest, where 51 nonprofit organization finalists (one from each state and the District of Columbia) have a chance to win $10,000 from Tom’s of Maine, which will award grants of $10,000 each to the top 15 vote-getters in an online vote. You can vote for us once each day through Oct. 15 by going to http://www.50statesforgood.com/ and following the instructions. We appreciate your support.

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