First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The peninsula’s biggest food celebration commences this Saturday with live music, activities, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, farm vendors and food trucks that will be featuring healthy dishes with Alaska-grown products. Harvest Moon Local Food Week is in its sixth year, and for the first time, the week … Continue reading First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion and picked up by the Associated Press. Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District are expanding their catalog of affordable agricultural rental equipment through a charitable project that benefits both farmers and the community. Three pieces of equipment, which includes a potato digger, a potato washer and a potato … Continue reading Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

Brothers’ Cafe opens in Kenai Airport with focus on family and food made with love

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Brothers’ Cafe is the newest tenant inside the Kenai Municipal Airport restaurant space. The business venture reunited two brothers, Jim and Lyndell Hamilton, after more than 40 years apart. The cafe offers a full coffee bar, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features recipes from the Hamiltons’ mother’s … Continue reading Brothers’ Cafe opens in Kenai Airport with focus on family and food made with love

O’Brien Garden’s annual tasting event features the tastes of fall harvest

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Trying a new type of apple a day would take more than 20 years. But, Michael O’Brien has a head start. On his Nikiski farm, O’Brien Garden and Trees, he’s experimented with … Continue reading O’Brien Garden’s annual tasting event features the tastes of fall harvest

First of its kind farm tour kicks off Harvest Moon Local Food Week

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. To kick off the Harvest Moon Local Food Week, the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District will be putting on a local farm tour and wine tasting event. The event — the first of its kind — will tour three local farms, including Lancashire Farms, Ridgeway Farm … Continue reading First of its kind farm tour kicks off Harvest Moon Local Food Week

Produce is plentiful as farmers market season is wrapping up

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Despite the unexpected sunny August weather, summer is wrapping up, which means only a few more opportunities to shop local at farmers markets. Dan Bilyeu of Northern Lights Mushrooms sells his produce at the Farmers Fresh Market on Tuesdays and at the Soldotna Saturday Market. His stand … Continue reading Produce is plentiful as farmers market season is wrapping up

Everything Bagels: Bringing a big city favorite to a small town

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. What started as a way to pass time has flourished into Pamela and Matt Parker’s full-time gig. When the two moved to the peninsula over three years ago their house didn’t have internet, so in their spare time, instead of streaming or internet surfing, they were testing … Continue reading Everything Bagels: Bringing a big city favorite to a small town