Products from Wildfish Cannery. Photo credit: Bethany S. Goodrich
The Salt & Soil Marketplace is an online marketplace designed for the growers, fishermen, foragers, and gardeners of Southeast Alaska and the local consumers that want to access their quality, local food. At saltandsoilmarketplace.com, members can shop weekly offerings like fresh produce and seafood, offered by producers from Southeast communities. Customers pick-up their items at a central location on market day.
The Salt & Soil Marketplace supports local economies, keeping food dollars circulating within the region, and makes it easier for neighbors to access high quality local foods. To increase everyone’s access to quality local food, the Marketplace offers a Healthy Food = Healthy Families program that provides qualifying families a sponsorship to spend $25 per week at the Marketplace on fresh produce and seafood.
In 2022, the Salt & Soil Marketplace became a project of Ecotrust. In addition to staffing the Marketplace distribution coordinator, Ecotrust contributes experience in food systems, supply chain logistics, food equity, and farm-to-school to the project. For its first five seasons, Southeast Alaska Watershed Council housed Salt & Soil Marketplace, laying the foundation for a unique online and in-person marketplace with the potential for impact that extends into all aspects of life in Southeast.
A screenshot of the online marketplace.
A dynamic collective uniting diverse skills and perspectives to strengthen cultural, ecological, and economic resilience across Southeast Alaska
Provides local Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs with access to business development and financial resources in the form of loan capital, business coaching, workshops, and competitions
The marketplace is a unique opportunity in which producers and consumers can come together on one platform. Customers can shop local foods from vendors throughout Southeast communities and producers have an easily accessible, low barrier market to sell their products.
SALT & SOIL MARKETPLACE DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR
Thimbleberries. Photo credit: Bethany S. Goodrich
Swiss chard. Photo credit: Taylor Schefstrom
Ecotrust Project Team & Services
from four Southeast Alaska communities
OF MARKET INCOME
goes directly back to vendors
Visit the marketplace website to learn more, subscribe, and shop.
June 28, 2022 | Local nonprofit marketplace connects Southeast Alaska consumers to their local food producers