Q. Does Alaska have any organic, or natural foods groceries, delis or restaurants? What are their names and where are they located? Thanks, Cynthia
A. We certainly do. A lot of them in fact. In the Anchorage area, you’ll find, among others, Organic Alaska is at 118 E. International. Their phone # (907) 770-2779.
You’ll find the Organic Oasis Health Foods and Juice Bar, which is a restaurant, at 2610 Spenard Road. Phone them at
Our main supermarkets are called Carrs (but owned by Safeway). They have wonderful health food sections and organic produce areas.
Alaska Nutrition Store is at 7900 E. 6th. Phone # is (907) 332-3446. The Natural Pantry is at 3801 Old Seward Hwy. Phone:
(907) 770-1444. General Nutrition Center has several locations; one of them 5th Avenue Mall, (907) 274-1800.
Fairbanks has similar places too, but I’m just not as familiar with them as I am with those in this area. I know there is one called Sunshine Health in Fairbanks. It is located at 410 Trainer Gate Road and their phone is (907) 456-5433.
Out here in the Matanuska Valley, there are two big U Pick Farms which are organically run, where you can go and have the fun of roaming the wide aisled fields with a wheelbarrow and a tool or two and you can enjoy the harvesting of your own organic veggies…and you didn’t even do any of the hard work of growing! We also have a couple farms where you can get organically raised beef and chickens. And just think of all the wonderful wild meat and fish up here. That is for sure ‘organically’ raised. By God Himself, no less.
So, Yes! You can eat organically in Alaska, thereby improving your health so that you will live many years, God willing, in this wonderful land. =Bonnie J.