Homer Farmers Market

Homer Grown: Seldovia's emerging Farmers Market

Jun 30, 2021
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

In this episode we take a trip across the bay to Seldovia and to  talk with Rosanna McInnes and Lisa Stanish about starting Seldovia's first farmers market, with the aim of increasing food security for their small town across Kachemak Bay (and off the road system). We then visit Rosanna's Garden to learn about intensive planting and lasagna-style beds.

We chat with Lauren Jerew about what's new at the Homer Farmer's Market this season.

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The first day of the 2021 Homer Farmer’s Market was May 29th, I stopped by at the end of the day to talk a little about how the first day went.  New director Lauren Jerew, hired in March, says, “Things went really well today!  We had quite a few people come through and that’s fun to see.  The vendors that I've talked to so far say it was a really successful first market.  Jerew says the market is doing a head count three times/ day to try and get an idea of how many visitors are stopping by.  On the first day?  “We probably easily saw 250 or 300 people roll through,” Jerew says, “I think t

Poster by Desiree Hagen

The Homer Farmers Market opens its gates on Saturday. For over 20 years, it has been a place to connect with and support local growers and the local economy.

Market Director Robbi Mixon says they have made some changes to their policies and practices that reflect the current public health situation. Mixon recently appeared on KBBI’s Coffee Table program to talk about what the market will look like this summer.

“Our hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and we’re asking that the first hour be reserved for our elders and folks that have a higher health risk," Mixon said.

Homer Farmers Market

This week:  not just why, but where and how to buy local in Homer this summer.
Guests:
Robbi Mixon, Alaska Food Hub, Homer Farmers Market and Alaska Farmers Market Association Director
Kyra Wagner, Homer Soil & Water District Manager
Emily Garrity from Twitter Creek Gardens  

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A cowbell rings the market open every Saturday morning at 10. Shoppers stroll the market stalls. Most carry baskets and reusable bags they are filling with produce and locally made items.

Margaret Lavigueur is often at the market representing Kachemak Bay Lions Club. Today, she's selling tickets for the market’s Thanksgiving turkey raffle and she's checking in with the Yes to Better Bags booth right next to her raffle table. Lavigueur says she'll vote yes to ban single-use plastic bags in Homer.