Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make big changes with the Sitka Farmers Market in 2020 and some of those continue to 2021. Even though most Sitka residents have been able to get vaccinated, the 2021 markets will be outdoors and facemasks are encouraged to help prevent the spread of Covid. This year there will be eight full markets with vendors, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 7, 21, 28, Sept. 11, and 18, on the plaza outside Harrigan Centennial Hall (330 Harbor Drive). We expect to have fresh local produce, fish, cottage foods, hot food, arts and crafts, music, and more at the full markets.
In addition, on off weeks we will use an online ordering system like we did in 2020, where people create accounts and order products during the week using the Salt and Soil Marketplace, http://www.saltandsoilmarketplace.com. Our online ordering period will be from 5 p.m. on Tuesday through 8 p.m. on Thursday, with produce available for pick up from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm (behind St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church, 611 Lincoln St.). Our expected off weeks, depending on produce availability, will be on June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, and Sept. 4. These will only be for produce and won’t include other vendors.
For more details, go to http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org. Pre-orders can be placed on the Salt and Soil Marketplace website, http://www.saltandsoilmarketplace,com, and picked up at the market. This option is not available until the week of the first market.