Market Fresh: It’s still winter, though we can start fixation your dahlia orders now

February 4, 2015 - storage organizer

Think spring! Sure, it’s hardly February, though a outing to a Center Market or discerning revisit to The Persistent Farmer’s website competence have we creation open and summer skeleton right now.

Rob Wells, of The Persistent Farmer, says he is holding orders for dahlias. “I usually took my dahlia tubers out of cold storage so they will comfortable and start to sprout,” he says.

He is formulation to make Mar deliveries of tubers. He also will start a tubers and smoothness plants in May. Check out for a demeanour during a preference or strike Wells at 907-982-7182.

“I have a bigger preference than ever, though some of a varieties will sell out fast, so get your sequence in soon,” Wells says.

Center Market

Julie Meer of Farm 779 says she will have a special glance of open and summer at Wednesday’s Center Market.

“Farm 779 will introduce their specialty line of Alaskan-made 8-to-10 support bee hives with or though bees,” Meer says.

For those not prepared for bees, maybe some of Farm 779’s base unfeeling kraut, coconut kefir, kefir soda, kvass and physique balms and butters will be a right fit.

Earthworks Farm won’t have hives with them on Wednesday, though they will have bee products — lip balm, lotions and moisturizers done from sugar and beeswax. “We are bringing behind a renouned prohibited lips mouth relief with all healthy ingredients: Alaska-grown beeswax, coconut oil, safflower oil and cinnamon and clove essential oils,” Dee Barker says. “Surprise someone special with a new heart-shaped mini-lotion bars.”

Keeping adult a bee theme, Duane Clark’s Country Health Foods will have internal sugar and honeycomb on Wednesday and Saturday. He also will have internal grass-fed beef and yak, along with shrimp and Alaska Sprouts items.

Alex Davis will have a accumulation of beets, carrots and potatoes, along with pig items, barley products from Alaska Flour Co. and uninformed eggs. Davis is during both the Wednesday and Saturday markets.

Also during both markets is Mosquito Mamas with handmade Holly’s Borealis Berry Balsamic Buzzzzz dressing. “For me, it had usually ever been a salad dressing,” Holly Thorssin says. “Mosquito Mama business given have suggested so many new uses that it’s arrange of turn a salsa for everything, even a brine for strawberries! And it’s implausible churned with Sriracha and roasted with vegetables too!”

La Grassa will be during both markets charity spinach and strange hand-cut pasta, vegan strozzapreti, fungus and ricotta ravioli, Alaskan potato gnocchi; and 4 cheese and roasted garlic ravioli.

“Our sandwiches were a strike during a market, so they are fasten a weekly preference of vegan and nonvegan breads, cookies and brownies,” says Melanie Albertson of Sweet Flours. This week, demeanour for ratatouille, eggplant beef and chipotle fungus vegan sandwiches, along with nonvegan eggplant parmesan, duck and avocado, and turkey and Swiss. 

Other marketplace vendors to demeanour for include: Monica’s Confection Connection with a accumulation of honeyed brittles, and a jalapeno one with a small kick; Drool Central with a accumulation of grainless products, including fish chips done with Alaska cod skin and carrot chips done with Alaska carrots; Alaska Vegan Gluten Free with a full menu, including Moroccan tagine, soups, spaghetti salsa and salad dressing; Sweet Caribou will underline a accumulation of macarons, cupcakes and brownies; and Alaska Black Cod will have smoked and tender black cod, teriyaki cooking black cod and tender halibut.

Top Shelf Artisan Market

New businessman Golden Farms will be during a marketplace holding orders for locally grown pork. “Come by and support a newest internal tolerable writer and vendor,” says marketplace organizer Meer.

Other vendors include: Jonesers with hand-blended teas and nectars, along with internal sustainably grown veggies; Farm 779 with kefirs, krauts, coconut bacon, kefir sodas and a new accepted body product; and Country Health Foods with Alaska seafood and internal grass-fed beef.

Steve Edwards lives and writes in Anchorage. Contact him at

Local farmers’ markets

Monday: Depot Farm Market, noon to 6 p.m., Palmer Depot

Wednesday: Center Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mall during Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street

Friday: Top Shelf Artisan Market, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 550 S. Alaska Street, Palmer

Saturday: Center Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mall during Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street

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