Alaska Grown, Locally Produced

Orsi Organic Produce

     Welcome!

Website updated: 27 August 2022

email: [email protected]

Orsi Organic Produce is located north of Auke Bay near Juneau, Alaska. Our produce is grown locally for select markets using sustainable organic practices under the Certified Naturally Grown program.  We do not employ the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or use any genetically modified crop varieties.

Our farm promotes sustainable agricultural practices from soil to market!

Soil inputs usually are locally collected or sourced as available

Cover cropping, mulching, & crop rotations are done to add nitrogen & tilth to the soil

Growing areas include ground/bed coverings to prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff

• Single use plastics are avoided in packaging produce and in other farm use

Crops are delivered in compostable BioBags, paper bags/shells, or placed directly in storefront bins

•  Vegetative waste is typically composted on site or fed to our chickens

•  Crops are grown and typically sold within a 15 mi radius of the farm

We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm producing naturally grown food for local markets. The CNG mission helps promote sustainable agriculture through peer-review certification, grassroots networking, and advocacy. Consumers may also view online CNG farmer information and declared growing practices.


We also participate in the Alaska Grown Program

To see the "Flavorful & productive crop variety list for Southeast Alaska"  produced at the Farmer's Summit in Sitka on Feb 2019

CLICK HERE  

Our produce is sold or used by these local vendors:

Salt and Soil Online Marketplace Orders can be placed online from noon Friday until 8 pm Wednesday and picked up on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Panhandle Produce in Lemon Creek on the way to COSTCO, 5381 B Commercial Blvd.

Panhandle Produce in Lemon Creek on the way to COSTCO, 5381 B Commercial Blvd. Open 12-6pm Mon-Fri, Sat 10am-6 pm, Sun 12-4 pm.

Rainbow Foods located in downtown ​Juneau at 224 W 4th St.


Amalga Distillary, Juneau's first distillery located at 134 N Franklin St. 

Our crops include: garlic (bulbs, scapes & powder), rhubarb, shallots, onions, potatoes, zucchinis, kale, carrots, cucumbers, apples, & raspberries (jam too!)
  • FREE Garlic growing information (see below) 

See the 2013 article in Southeast Living on “Local Family Grows Organic Produce”

For over 30 years Master Gardener Joe Orsi has grown crops from apples to zucchinis in Southeast Alaska. Joe has trialed various crops and tested different growing techniques, such as plastic thermal mulch, fleece row covers, cover crops, and foliar seaweed/fish sprays. 

The Juneau Farmers market began in 

2008, and continue as summer and fall monthly Farmers Markets & an annual Juneau Food Festival at the JAHC.

Hardneck garlic varieties currently grown:

Purple Stripe Giant = Largest cloves

Purple Glazer  = Aromatic, great flavor

Chesnok Red = Best for baking/roasting

PSKEM = Superior scapes, intense flavor

See information on Garlic Growing here

GARLIC Information LINK 

For 2015 SE Commercial Grower's Conference talk:

"My High Tunnel Odyssey" CLICK HERE