Buy a t-shirt or hoodie to support the Sitka Local Foods Network

The Sitka Local Foods Network has some swag you can order through our new online store, which will be delivered directly to your house.

Help support the Sitka Local Foods Network by buying a shirt or hoodie. Proceeds from the fundraiser help support growing more local produce at the St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm communal garden, hosting the Sitka Farmers Market, sponsoring the Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest, and helping connect Sitka residents to gardening, cooking, and food preservation education opportunities.

In addition to our Sitka Local Foods Network and Sitka Farmers Market logos, we also have added the five special designs Lisa Teas Conaway created for our fifth through ninth years of the Sitka Farmers Market. These designs include Chatham Strait Carrots, Biorka Beets, Kruzof Kale, Redoubt Rhubarb, and Sitka Sound Strawberries.

The Sitka Local Foods Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to increase the amount of locally produced and harvested food in the diets of Southeast Alaskans. These shirts make great holiday and birthday gifts, too. We thank you for your support.

To visit our online store, go to

SEARHC to host men’s healthy cooking demonstration June 13 at the Sitka Kitch

June is National Men’s Health Month, and June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week, so the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion Program will host a quick and heart-healthy food demonstration for men. The free cooking demonstration takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen, located inside the First Presbyterian Church (505 Sawmill Creek Road).

“It’s just a quick and healthy food demonstration, a one-pan meal that is lower fat, and baked, and some quick healthy snacks to make,” SEARHC Health Educator Heleena Van Veen said. “The menu is nothing fancy, but good eating, it is affordable and usually things we already have in our cupboards, and it tastes good!”

For more information, contact Heleena at 966-8614 or

SEARHC offers healthy cooking demonstration March 21 at Sitka Kitch


The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will offer a free “Putting Your Best Fork Forward” cooking demonstration from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen (located inside First Presbyterian Church, 505 Sawmill Creek Road).

The demonstration will be led by SEARHC Health Educator Heleena van Veen and SEARHC Registered Dietitian Jessica Holland. Heleena and Jessica will demonstrate how to cook healthy breakfasts, snacks and even an entire meal.

This free event is open to the entire community. For more information, contact Heleena van Veen at 966-8914.