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The Sitka Local Foods Network just sent out the February 2017 edition of its monthly newsletter. Feel free to click this link to get a copy.

This month’s newsletter includes short articles about our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Feb. 4, a request for new board members, and info about some upcoming classes at the Sitka Kitch. Each story has links to our website for more information.

You can sign up for future editions of our newsletter by clicking on the registration form image in the right column of our website and filling in the information. If you received a copy but didn’t want one, there is a link at the bottom of the newsletter so you can unsubscribe. Our intention is to get the word out about upcoming events and not to spam people. We will protect your privacy by not sharing our email list with others.

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The Sitka Local Foods Network just sent out the January 2017 edition of its monthly newsletter. Feel free to click this link to get a copy.

This month’s newsletter includes short articles about our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Feb. 4, a request for new board members, an update on the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit on Feb. 24-26 in Haines, and info about some upcoming classes at the Sitka Kitch. Each story has links to our website for more information.

You can sign up for future editions of our newsletter by clicking on the registration form image in the right column of our website and filling in the information. If you received a copy but didn’t want one, there is a link at the bottom of the newsletter so you can unsubscribe. Our intention is to get the word out about upcoming events and not to spam people. We will protect your privacy by not sharing our email list with others.

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kitch_logo_mainStudents learned how to make whipped body butter, peppermint lip balm, luxurious sugar scrub, and holiday cheer room spray using essential oils during the Holiday Make and Take class held Dec. 12 at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen.

The class was taught by Nickie Knight, who sells and makes a variety of products that use essential oils. Students took home a jar each of the body butter, sugar scrub and room spray, plus they took home five tubes of lip balm.

Since this class sold out, Nickie had hoped to teach a second class before Christmas, but she didn’t have enough supplies on hand and so won’t be able to schedule a second class until after the holidays. Watch the Sitka Kitch page on Facebook or our online registration page to see if and when a second class is scheduled.

Also, watch our Facebook page and online registration page for the announcement of an upcoming Cooking Around The World class series that will start in late January and will run through April.

A slideshow of scenes from the Holiday Make and Take class follows below.

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The Sitka Local Foods Network just sent out the December 2016 edition of its monthly newsletter. Feel free to click this link to get a copy.

This month’s newsletter includes short articles about our #GivingTuesday campaign on Nov. 29, a request for new board members, an update on two food-related Sitka Health Summit projects, and info about some upcoming classes at the Sitka Kitch. Each story has links to our website for more information.

You can sign up for future editions of our newsletter by clicking on the registration form image in the right column of our website and filling in the information. If you received a copy but didn’t want one, there is a link at the bottom of the newsletter so you can unsubscribe. Our intention is to get the word out about upcoming events and not to spam people. We will protect your privacy by not sharing our email list with others.

 

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We recently received a check from Pick.Click.Give. for donations from the 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) community giving program. This year there were 42 donors giving the Sitka Local Foods Network $2,800.

Thank you. We appreciate your support for our mission to increase the amount of locally produced and harvested food in the diets of Southeast Alaskans.

This was the third year the Sitka Local Foods Network participated in the Pick.Click.Give. program, which allows people to donate in $25 increments to their favorite statewide and local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations when they file their PFD applications. When you choose to donate part of your PFD to the Sitka Local Foods Network, you support the Sitka Farmers Market, St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm, education programs about growing and preserving food, the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen, community gardens, the sustainable use of traditional foods, the Sitka Community Food Assessment, the Sitka Food Summit, the Fish-To-Schools program, and a variety of other projects designed to increase access to healthy local foods in Sitka.

Unfortunately, due to a clerical snafu, we will not be participating in the 2017 Pick.Click.Give. program. We hope to be back for 2018, though.

You still can donate to the Sitka Local Foods Network, even if we’re not in the 2017 Pick.Click.Give. program. To donate, send your check to the Sitka Local Foods Network, 408 Marine St., Suite D, Sitka, Alaska, 99835. Our EIN is 26-4629930. 

11-29-2016givingtuesdayOn Tuesday, Nov. 29, we will launch our second annual #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign. Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to donate to various causes you care about after the consumer-oriented Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday events. Our Giving Tuesday campaign will take donations through Dec. 31, for those wanting another donation for tax purposes.

You also can make an online donation through our Razoo.com crowdfunding page. Please let us know if you need a receipt for tax purposes. The Sitka Local Foods Network now has a Bronze rating from the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Service, and we are listed with the Benevity Causes Portal used by larger corporations for employee giving programs. For more information about donating, you can send an email to sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com.

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nickiemakeThe holidays are upon us! Join Nickie Knight for a Holiday Make and Take class from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen. The Sitka Kitch is located inside First Presbyterian Church, 505 Sawmill Creek Road.

Treat yourself, or leave with a variety of gifts to share. Luxurious, organic bath and body products don’t need to be expensive. Learn how to make some of your favorite concoctions in the kitchen using all natural ingredients and 100-percent pure essential oils. Nickie is an essential oil aficionado, who has been an advocate for the removal of toxins in the home for more than a decade.

The Holiday Make and Take class is $20.00 per person, plus the cost of supplies. Students should prepay for the class through the Sitka Kitch online registration site using PayPal.

Students will leave with finished products including — Body Butter, Luxurious Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm, and Holiday Cheer Room Spray. The supply fee (about $15, paid at the class) allows students to make one each of the body butter, sugar scrub, and room spray; and five tubes of lip balm. (Also, ask Nickie how to get your class fee reimbursed!)

revised2cookingfromscratch2016flierTo learn more about the class, contact Nickie at nickie@essentialwellnessak.com. To learn more about the Sitka Kitch, send an email to sitkakitch@sitkawild.org.

Also, the Sitka Kitch still has a few openings in its last two Cooking From Scratch classes — Whole-Grain Breads Using the Tassajara Techinique from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, and Winter Morning Creations (baked and fried pancakes from around the world) from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. These classes are taught by Lisa Sadleir-Hart and they cost $27.50 each, plus a food/supply fee based on the number of students in each class. Space is limited and we need a minimum of eight students registered in each of these two classes to guarantee they happen. You can register at http://sitkakitch.eventsmart.com (just click on the class title).

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The Sitka Local Foods Network just sent out the November 2016 edition of its monthly newsletter. Feel free to click this link to get a copy.

This edition of the newsletter has brief stories about our need for new board members, a new #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign that launches on Nov. 29, two food-related projects chosen at the recent Sitka Health Summit, and the Sitka Kitch hosting a Cooking From Scratch class series for Fall 2016. Each story has links to our website for more information.

You can sign up for future editions of our newsletter by clicking on the registration form image in the right column of our website and filling in the information. If you received a copy but didn’t want one, there is a link at the bottom of the newsletter so you can unsubscribe. Our intention is to get the word out about upcoming events and not to spam people. We will protect your privacy by not sharing our email list with others.

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