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    Does anyone know where I can purchase Alaska Grown seed potatoes and onion/leek sets? Last year I recieved some seed potatoes and leek sets from someone that had purchased them online and was supposedly Alaska Grown, put she has since moved out of state. Those potatoes and leeks grew really well and I would like to use them again for this coming growing season.

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    I get my potato and onion sets from Alaska Mill and Feed in Anchorage. I've always had good luck with them.

    Last year, on a whim, I picked up some Leek sets from Fred Meyer. I think they came from P&M Gardens. The leeks were awesome!

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    The Ebbesons (Last name: Ebbeson/Ebesson/Ebbesson.. errr, something like that) have fields near Nenana and live primarily in Fbks. They sell certified organic seed spuds; many of those you'll find in the feed stores in Anch. and Fbks came from their farm. And Mrs. E is a fine person too; long-time Alaskan with stories and a warm personality to boot.

    If you want tasty and golden insides in your spuds, try the Yellow Finn variety. If you're willing to grow smaller spuds, or plant earlier and harvest later to get them bigger, and want a true potato taste treat, try the Swedish Peanut.

    In my opinion, the last couple of years of German Butterball spuds didn't have the full flavor and other unique characteristics they used to possess, but if you can find a source for an original line of -that- seed spud, complete with amazing frying characteristics, starchy, high-sugar content and golden innards, then you've scored BIG. You'll likely never grow anything else. Seriously.

    In the interim, the two previously mentioned varieties are darned nice... We're still eating last year's harvest.

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    We've done the Swedish peanuts here and for texture and taste they are amazing. They keep really nice too.

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    Here are a few that may be able to help you out.

    KODIAK, ALASKA

    Sutliff's Hardware
    210 Shelikof Ave.
    P O Box 1157
    Kodiak, AK 99615

    Contact Sutliff's Hardware at:
    Email: milc@gci.net
    Phone: (907) 486-5797 or (888) 485-5797
    Fax: (907) 486-4977

    Garden supplies offered by mail order:
    Denali flower, herb and vegetable seed, potting soil, soil conditioners, fertilizer, lime, onion sets, seed potatoes, planters, slug bait, garden tools, gloves and plants.

    Ordering:
    Minimum order $20.00
    Shipping and Handling $7.50
    Ship time: As little as 2 to 5 days when items are in stock

    Payment: American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa

    NORTH POLE, ALASKA

    Hawks Farm and Garden Center
    2260 Old Richardson Hwy
    North Pole, AK 99705

    Contact Hawks Farm and Garden Center at:
    E-mail: hawksnursery@mosquitonet.com
    Phone: (907) 488-6119 Fax: (907) 488-9595

    Garden supplies offered by mail order:
    Denali flower, herb and vegetable seed, plant food, onion sets, seed potatoes, potting soil, pots, bulbs.

    Ordering:
    Minimum order: $20.00
    Shipping and handling fee: $7.50
    Ship time: As little as 5 working days when items are in stock.

    Payment:
    Credit Cards accepted: Master Card, Visa

    SITKA, ALASKA

    Sitka True Value Hardware
    815 Halibut Point Road
    Sitka AK 99835

    Contact Sitka True Value Hardware at:

    Phone: (907) 747-6292 Fax (907) 747-6386
    Orders: 800 633-8783

    Garden supplies offered by mail order:
    Denali flower, herb and vegetable seed, seed potatoes, onion sets, flower bulbs and Misc. garden supplies.

    Ordering:
    Minimum order $20.00
    Shipping and Handling $7.50
    Ship time: As little as 5 working days when items are in stock.

    Hope this helps.

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