Capitol City Weekly carried a recent story about farmers markets taking off in Southeast Alaska. Read it here..
A quote in the story from Alison Arians of the South Anchorage market:
"Not to be an alarmist but we're pretty separated from the breadbasket of the country," Arians said. "The big thing is that if we don't support our farmers now and make sure they're there in the future, we're not going to have any local food supply... We're not going to have any backups in times of crisis."
The Christian Science Monitor writes that niche farms have a chance in the Valley.
The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that few Alaska fishermen show much interest in selling their fish to customers right off the boat, even though it's not a complicated process.