Tanana Valley Farmers' Market
Throughout the summer, area farmers gather twice a week at the Farmers'
Market to sell their produce.
The Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning even before most
residents have even planted their gardens.
Visitors are often surprised to discover that Alaska produces any vegetables
at all, much less giant cabbages and tomatoes and strawberries. The interior has
Southcentral and even Southeastern Alaska beat when it comes to warm summer weather, and
her crops show it.
Photo is by Julie Coghill, used with
permission and shows
An artist's booth at Farmer's Market.
Booth of Jeannie Lester is pictured above.
In addition to traditional produce, vendors sell honey, jams &
jellies, arts and crafts and even baked goods. In fact, there are so many vendors that
many are forced to set up awnings outside the main building. Here is the one place you can
be sure you are buying Alaskan Grown and made!
The above oil painting is by Jean Lester, the artist
who is shown in the Farmers' Market photo at the top of this page. This photo was taken by
The Farmers Market typically opens the Saturday before Mother's Day in
May. Market hours for 2005 were as follows:
2005 Season Hours (need to confirm
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Those who want to sell there may call (907)
456-3276, and their fax number is the same.