SITKA — When the Sitka Farmers Market started five years ago it was clear the public was ready for it — even if the market had only a handful of vendors in the ANB Hall and the parking lot next door.
Lisa Sadleir-Hart, president of the Sitka Local Foods Network, said it started small, but those involved could see what was possible.
“I remember thinking, ‘This has so much potential,’ and it was so much fun,” Sadleir-Hart said. “People came out when we had only a handful of vendors. There was an overwhelming enthusiasm in the midst of a drenching downpour.”