Hope Merritt, left, and Judy Johnstone, right, of Gimbal Botanicals and Sprucecot Gardens, receive the Table of the Day Award from Ellen Frankenstein, center, during the third Sitka Farmers Market of the season on Aug. 15. The Sitka Local Foods Network selected the table - which featured a variety of fresh produce, beach asparagus, herbal teas and ornamental plants - to receive the $25 cash prize, an Alaska Farmers Market Association tote bag, an "Eating Alaska" DVD by Sitka filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein and a certificate of appreciation. A similar prize package will be awarded to a deserving vendor at each of the two remaining Sitka Farmers Markets.
The fourth market of the season takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. For more information, go to www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org.