South Anchorage Farmers' Market WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
The Saturday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market will be extended and is expected to go until Saturday, October 16th! Bundle up and come to the market and take advantage of all these great fall veggies! You will not find anything fresher than what you find at the farmers’ market! Since things are a little dark (and chilly) at 9:00, the hours have changed to 10:00 – 3:00.
Here are the hours for the Saturday market:
Saturday South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
Dates: May 8-October 16 – EXTENDED FOR THIS SEASON!
Hours: 10:00 - 3:00.
Location: Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre at the corner of Old Seward and O’Malley
Eagle River Farmers’ Market on is closed! See you next season and thank you for your support!
For the Saturday Anchorage South Side Farmers’ Market:
VanderWeele Farms has lots of great fall produce including: carrots, Red and green cabbage will also be there along with their famous potatoes.
Glacier Valley Farms will have some tomatoes and cucumbers and other fall produce.
Stockwell Farms will have a variety of greens including kale, Asian kale, new potatoes, sweet carrots, and homemade relishes. Homemade cookies loaded with lots of whole grains to keep your energy up throughout the day! He also has 20lb bags of potatoes for just $20.00.
This week Rempel Family Farm will have certified organic carrots, 13 kinds of potatoes ( if we remember to bring them all ), cabbages, beets, daikon radishes (big, but very tasty), parsnips, cucumbers, red, yellow and green tomatoes, basil, onions, 6 kinds of winter squash, and as many other greens and such as we find have survived the cold. Bulk potatoes and carrots are also available along with storage of them.
For those of you who miss tomatoes with taste, the South Anchorage Market will have more baskets of those flavorful heirloom tomatoes available. The tomatoes are from Russian heritage seeds which do well in Alaska’s cooler climates. They are grown in the Valley, and come in both cherries and the larger varieties. The colorful display of tomatoes in shades of pink, yellow, orange, green, red, and purple is right next to the more than 25 different kinds of jams and jellies at the Southfork Stand. Southfork’s Joan Johnson expects to have a good quantity of the tomatoes, but come early for the best selection, as they do sell out. Growing tomatoes in Alaska is a challenge any year, but with this year’s weather, these heirlooms are a real treasure!
Northern Lights Mushrooms will be there with their beautiful oyster mushrooms.
FFA (Future Farmers of America) will have a variety of produce and homemade jams. Check out their great pumpkins both for carving and for baking!
BAKERY AND FOOD
Everybody’s Business is a local company who focuses on fresh, local ingredients. Their salmon burger on greens is amazing! They also have breakfast items so if you need to go to the market early you can get a tasty breakfast while you’re there. Great to keep you warm and toasty!
Mary Jane will be bringing baked goods from French Oven Bakery. Huge loaves of marble rye, cheddar, jalapeno cheddar, white, and wheat and white sourdough. Lots of pastries including palmiers, macaroons, and those tempting cinnamon rolls. She will have local Alaskan honey and local eggs!
Arctic Choice has a great selection of fresh Alaskan seafood. Fresh Silver Salmon, Sablefish (Black Cod) and Halibut fillets for the BBQ. Also SideStripe Shrimp, Cod & Rockfish fillets will be there along with large Spot Shrimp, Razor Clam meats, Halibut Cheeks, Scallops and always a favorite King Crab, along with other seafood treats.
Matanuska Creamery we are bringing home-made butter to market and selling it in 1/2 pounds tubs. it really is tasty and taste different then store bought butter. They sold out last week so be sure to get there early. They will also be selling garlic dill hard cheese besides the curds that are garlic dill. Great on pizza and sandwiches. Really different tasting but soooo good.
Three Bears will be bringing their jams and jellies as well. A wide variety made with local fruit at terrific prices.
Fat Boyz Ribz will be there grilling up their delicious ribs and hot dogs. Great cole slaw too! Just follow your nose!
NonEssentials from Palmer will be there with their wide selection of made in Alaska food items. Everything from coffee to dips, barbecue sauces to vinegars.
Denali Kettle Corn will have their sweet treats ready for you!
Cheers! And see you at the market!
Nancy Lampman, South Anchorage Farmers’ Market Reporter
Would you like to see some videos about the vendors and farmers who sell their produce at the South Anchorage Farmers’ Market? Check us out!
Chef Delicious Dave at the South Anchorage Farmer’s Market Anchorage chef Dave Thorne describes what to look for when shopping for local produce.
VanderWeele Carrot HarvestRoger VanderWeele of VanderWeele Farm talks about carrot production.
Rise & Shine Bakery: Owners Alison Arians & Dan Schwartz bake their whole-grain sourdough bread in the small commercial kitchen attached to their house on Anchorage’s lower Hillside.
Transplanting Lettuce at Vanderweele Farms: Vanderweele Farms employee Teresa Reel talks about getting plants in the ground during the spring planting near Palmer, Alaska in May 2009.
Strawberries: Arthur Keyes of Glacier Valley Farm talks about his experiment growing California strawberry varieties on his Palmer, Alaska farm.
Harvesting Corn at Glacier Valley Farm: Alaska farmer Arthur Keyes talks about growing and harvesting, corn in Alaska.
Onions from Stockwell Farm: Vern Stockwell perfected the art of growing onions in Alaska.