The Made In Kodiak label adorns products from local artisans, crafters and food producers who live and work in the Kodiak Archipelago. The group’s fall market is tonight, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Kodiak Inn’s Harbor Room.
Kerry Felton started Made In Kodiak about four years ago, and he’s happy to see it continue to grow and add new members.
(Felton 1 :21s “…lots of variety to check out.”)
Made In Kodiak now features more than 30 businesses, ranging from artisans to crafters to food and drink producers that live in the Kodiak Archipelago and use the region’s natural resources to make their products. Membership allows them to use the Made In Kodiak label and sell products through the Made In Kodiak dot COM store.
But Felton says the fall market is the group’s one and only yearly event to show off their creations and meet their customers face-to-face.
(Felton 2 :13s “…and free samples too.”)
Jeff Barnhart has been involved with Made In Kodiak nearly since its inception. His company, Alaska Salmon Leather, makes a variety of products out of salmon skin.
(Barnhart 1 :11s “…rifle slings, even earrings.”)
Barnhart says he’s not surprised that Made In Kodiak has taken off recently.
(Barnhart 2 :30s “…mystique to it, you know.”)
The Made In Kodiak fall market is going on tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kodiak Inn’s Harbor Room. Free samples will include coffee from the Great Alaska Bean Company and wine from Alaska Wilderness Wines.
I’m Casey Kelly.