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Here’s what’s at local markets this week – plus, a puppy pop-up

Honey, pork, carrots and fermented goodies — they all have a place at The Mall at Sears. From Wednesday to Saturday, the Center Market and the Thankful Thursdays market set up shop inside the mall.

Head down for a taste of Alaska. Or take home some body-care products to get you through winter.

Earthworks Farm will be at the Center Market on Wednesday with honey and their Abeille Alaska body-care items. "We use our honey as an ingredient in our Alaska honeycomb soap, honey glycerin soap, moisturizing cream and in our body lotions," owner Dee Barker says. "All of the wax we use in our Abeille Alaska products is Alaska grown."

Rempel Family Farm will be at the Center Market on Saturday with a large selection of storage produce that gives the taste of Alaska right in the middle of winter. Look for orange and purple carrots, parsnips, daikon radish, jumbo pink banana squash, acorn squash, stripetti squash, red kuri squash, snow apple turnips, kohlrabi, four types of beets, green and purple cabbage, purple onions and 12 varieties of potatoes. The Rempels also have grass-fed yak meat.

Alex Davis and AD Farm will be at all three markets. Davis will have his usual variety of storage vegetables, pork cuts, jams, eggs and other goodies at the market. The vegetables include green cabbage; kohlrabi; red and golden beets; potatoes; and icicle, orange, purple and yellow carrots. Davis has raspberry jam along with strawberry, pumpkin and apple butter.

The pork cuts at the A.D. Farm booth include loin roast, chops, fresh side sliced, ground pork, Italian sausage, spicy sausage, breakfast sausage, chorizo, fajita meat, ribs, roast, fat, bone, feet and hocks.

Davis says these following items or vendors will also be available this week at the market: Alaska Flour Co.'s barley products; Alaska Sprouts with micro greens, sprouts, tofu and basil; Wild Child fermented salsa; Alaska Fisherman Seafood Direct with smoked black cod, shrimp, halibut and other seafood; Mosquito Mama balsamic vinegar; Doggy Decadence treats; Windy River Farm grass-fed beef, Northern Lights Mushrooms; Tonia's Biscotti; Evie's Brinery items, including krauts; Jonsers' hand-crafted nectars and Alaska Seeds of Change.

Thankful Thursdays

Duane Clark will have his regular items at the market, but he also has a selection of fermented items from Farm 779 with him this week.

Clark has salsa, jams, potatoes, carrots, grass-fed beef, yak, pork, honey, birch syrup, Alaska Sprouts and glacier water.

Pop-up for the Pups

Daisy Nicolas and Drool Central will have a pop up from noon to 4 p.m. at The Spice & Tea Exchange, 10950 O'Malley Centre Drive, "complete with freshly-brewed tea and cookies and pastries to celebrate the new year and thank Drool Central customers," she says.

Steve Edwards lives and writes in Anchorage. Contact him at akmarketfresh@gmail.com.

Local farmers markets

Wednesday in Anchorage: Center Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Mall at Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street

Thursday in Anchorage: Thankful Thursdays market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Mall at Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street

Friday in Anchorage: Center Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Mall at Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street; Fourth Avenue Indoor Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 333 W. Fourth Ave.

Saturday in Anchorage: Center Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Mall at Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street; Fourth Avenue Indoor Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 333 W. Fourth Ave.

Sunday in Anchorage: Fourth Avenue Indoor Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 333 W. Fourth Ave.

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