I missed the farmer's market in Homer on Saturday by not paying attention to the time. By the time I remembered, there was not enough time to go down and see it before I needed to be on my way. But the local residents are very much into eating local. This is due to cost, a desire for fresh food, and the outdoor way of life. So, besides getting much of the protein from fish, there is a lot of local produce during the rather short growing season. I had wondered what you would find here. The answer is practically all the cold weather vegetables.
One garden was showing several varieties of lettuce, kale, broccoli, rhubarb, and strawberries. Others also have potatoes and cabbage. The alpine strawberries are ripe in the fields. They don't get the sun to turn red, these are the white and pink sweet strawberries. Tomatoes are indoors at many houses, but it is borderline for tomatoes. The temperature is not quite high enough. One house has a triple pane polycarb greenhouse attached, with solar powered fan and automatic temperature hinges to open when hot. They get many more varieties. Right now they were getting tomatoes and eggplant. (This is an energy efficient style, because there is no external heating. It uses just the sun to keep warm. So there are no plants surviving in there over the winter.)