Shop Talk: Central Peninsula Garden Club begins new year of monthly programs

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Since 2007, the Central Peninsula Garden Club has been educating and connecting gardeners in the area. Renae Wall has been serving as the nonprofit’s president for three years. She said the group has been steadily growing over the last several years. “Originally we met in the Cook … Continue reading Shop Talk: Central Peninsula Garden Club begins new year of monthly programs

Students share harvest in school farmers market

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Bags of potatoes, bunches of carrots, arms-full of kale and turnips the size of basketballs were harvested by students from the Soldotna Montessori Charter School garden. For the second year in a row, the elementary school hosted a farmers market. All of the proceeds go back into … Continue reading Students share harvest in school farmers market

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