We just sent out the June 23, 2020, edition of the new Sitka Farmers Market weekly newsletter. Click this link to see the newsletter.
This newsletter features an update on our first Sitka Farmers Market pick-up day on June 20, a note about us taking a week off on June 27, and information about when we resume pick-up days on July 4. It also provides information from the Sitka Local Foods Network about how the Sitka Farmers Market will work this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our market has gone through some major changes this year and is greatly scaled back due to COVID-19 rules and limited space. There will only be two produce vendors — the Sitka Local Foods Network (SLFN) farm stand and Middle Island Gardens.
We are using the Salt and Soil Marketplace online ordering portal this year, http://www.saltandsoilmarketplace.com. To order, you will need to create a Sitka account, then make sure you are logged in as a Sitka customer when you order. Don’t forget to hit the Confirm button when you are finished ordering, so your order is logged into the system. All orders need to be prepaid this year.
We will have online ordering periods from 5 p.m. on Tuesday through 8 p.m. on Thursday each week we have a pick-up day scheduled. Our pick-up days will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm (located behind St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church, 611 Lincoln Street). We have a soft opening pick-up day on June 20, due to limited produce availability, and then every Saturday in July (4, 11, 18, 25), August (1, 8, 15, 22, 29), and September (5, 12, 19, 26). Our volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and we ask you to wear masks and stay in your cars (with engines off in the parking spaces at the top of the hill) while our greeters bring you your produce order.
For assistance, contact market co-managers Ariane Goudeau and Nalani James or SLFN board president Charles Bingham at 738-7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.