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Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!

Game Creek Family Orchards (Hoonah) and Mighty Bear Roots (Wrangell) were the 2017 P2P competition winners. 

Dixie and Chris Booker of Mighty Bear Roots - Wrangell, AK

Dixie and Chris Booker of Mighty Bear Roots - Wrangell, AK

Mighty Bear Roots is an aeroponic greenhouse start-up that will provide the community of Wrangell with a local source of fresh healthy produce.  The clean and green operation will utilize energy efficient full spectrum LED lighting, solar panels, rain catch and ground-to-air heat transfer systems to reduce its ecological footprint while growing delicious, healthy food that doesn’t need to be barged in.  Mighty Bear Roots: pioneering ‘Solar to Stomach’ farming in Southeast Alaska.



Rob Bishop of Game Creek Family Orchards - Hoonah, AK

Rob Bishop of Game Creek Family Orchards - Hoonah, AK

Game Creek Family Orchards supplies fruit trees, tree maintenance and support services, and fresh, locally grown apples to and Southeast Alaska.  After years of experimenting with local and disease resistant rootstocks, Game Creek Family Orchards has developed a reputation for producing apple trees uniquely crafted to thrive in Southeast Alaska.  The orchard will market local apples that have a flavor and texture far superior to those generally available in local supermarkets.




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Skyaana Coffee Co (Klawock) is a local coffee roaster that celebrates tradition and heritage, offering a variety of blends and single origin coffee beans.

Barnacle Foods (Juneau) uses hand-harvested kelp and other Alaskan ingredients to bring unique flavors from the wilds of Alaska's coast to your kitchen in the form of salsas, spices, and goods for Southeast and beyond.


The Salty Pantry (Petersburg) is a coffee shop providing gourmet salts, artisan foods, baked goods.

Sawmill Farm (Sitka) brought commercial agriculture to Sitka, supporting Sitkans who maintained their own backyard operations.


Port Chilkoot Distillery (Haines) offers gin, bourbon, rye whiskey, moonshine, vodka, and absinthe; their tasting room features a specialty cocktail menu, gifts, and taste samples.

Fairweather Ski Works (Haines) handcrafts skis and snowboards out of locally harvested Sitka Spruce and birch beneath the impressive peaks of Haines, Alaska.

Coppa (Juneau) won the 2014 People's Choice Award. Coppa is a gourmet coffee shop that offers hand-crafted ice cream (often from locally harvested ingredients), coffee, tea, baked goods, and lunch.


Icy Straight Lumber (Hoonah) is a family owned sawmill that is committed to creating high quality lumber and other wood products for sale in Southeast Alaska.

Raven Guitars (Wrangell) crafts guitars from locally-sourced woods.

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