Harvest Moon Local Food Week

Courtesy of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District

Farmers market season is winding down. But there’s still one more chance to celebrate local growers.

“This is kind of the last big hurrah for local farmers to sell their produce and for locals to stock up if they’ve missed their opportunity," said Heidi Chay, with the Kenai Local Food Connection. The organization is holding its Harvest Moon Local Food Festival on Sept. 18.

Chay said the festival is in part a celebration of how far the local food scene has come, even just since 2013, when the festival first started. 

Dig into the local food scene with Eliza Eller, one of the founders of the Iona community in Kasilof and the Kenai Local Food Connection, Heidi Chay, district manager for the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, and Abby Ala, owner of Ridgeway Farms off Strawberry Road between Kenai and Soldotna.

More information on the events and topics discussed can be found at:

Ionia Alaska

Kenai Local Food Connection

Courtesy of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District

Saturday’s Harvest Moon Local Food Festival at Soldotna Creek Park fed on the area’s growing interest in eating locally.

“A lot of folks turned out. We’ve got a beautiful day, blue skies and lots of vendors, and it’s pretty lively,” said Heidi Chay, manager of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and one of the organizers of the festival, which served as the culmination of a week of events celebrating local foods.

Kenai Conversation: Local Food Week

Sep 5, 2018

The sixth annual Harvest Moon Local Food Week kicks off on Friday. On this week's Kenai Conversation join host Jay Barrett as he learns more from organizers Heidi Chay, George Spady, Bryce Wrigley and Eliza Eller.

Bus tour adds new ingredient to Local Food Week

Aug 31, 2018
Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District

    When the sixth annual Harvest Moon Local Food Week takes place in the Central Kenai Peninsula, there’ll be a new group activity to look forward too.

In addition to the two walking tours in search of wild edibles, the keynote address from Delta Junction barley farmer Bryce Wrigley, and an all-day party at Soldotna Creek Park, the whole thing will kick off this year with a guided tour of three farms.