The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 20th Annual Farm Family of the Year award, which will be presented at the 2019 Alaska State Fair.
One winner is opening a food cart so she can sell Alaska-raised pork sandwiches. Another will use her prize to jump start her sauerkraut business. And another is making seasoning mixes to sell at the Sitka Farmers Market and outside Harrigan Centennial Hall this summer.
The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced that it is investing to help the Native Village of Napaimute, Alaska, acquire vital equipment needed to spur economic growth in the wood products sector.
The Alaska Plant Materials Center (PMC) will begin its annual sale of grass, grain, and flower seeds on April 17 and continue selling seed through the end of the growing season.
In Alaska, few studies have explored seaweed, even though there is growing interest in harvesting it for food and fertilizer. Now a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is part of a team taking some important first steps to determine whether seaweed and wrack can be harvested more broadly in Southcentral Alaska.
The Anchorage Midtown Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays starting June 22 in the BP Alaska building parking lot. Approximately twenty-five vendors are expected to sell their products at the new market.