Fruit for All

By Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan Alaska fruit growers are a generous bunch. Ira Edwards is known around Alaska as an avid outdoorsman who fishes, hunts, cycles, and skis—these days from a wheelchair or other adaptive gear. What people may not know is that he’s also an avid gardener and fruit...

Sixty Years and Counting

By Susan Sommer This spring, my parents, Red and Bunny Beeman, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They each landed in Alaska on their own trajectories before statehood, met through Mom’s cousin (who knew Dad from the trapline), and married in 1959, the same year Alaska joined the nation....

Fit for Royalty, Accessible to All

Our small but mighty team here at Alaska magazine has been talking a lot about food lately. While these wonderful conversations are constantly making us hungry, it’s all in preparation for our first ever September Fall Harvest issue—focusing on all the bounty that Alaska has to offer. I have...