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Alaska Farm Tours

76 S Valley Way Palmer, Across from the Palmer Museum, Palmer, AK 99645
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Farm Tour is a must if you enjoy gardening.

Lynette was a great tour guide. It was fun to visit the farms and received a lot of information... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
George S
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Houston, Texas, Usa
Lifelong Alaskan approved!

This tour was so interesting and fun! I'm a born and raised Alaskan but my eyes were opened to a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
TKI_in_AK
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Anchorage, Alaska
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This intimate tour of no more than 4 people at a time runs M, Wed, Thurs from 9am-1pm for the morning tour, from June 15-September 15, 2018 season. From the pickup location, tour participants will take a walking tour of the Palmer Grow program and tour three farms learning about how they operate, their history, and unique Alaska farming. Specially tailored tours available upon request.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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76 S Valley Way Palmer, Across from the Palmer Museum, Palmer, AK 99645
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Lynette was a great tour guide. It was fun to visit the farms and received a lot of information regarding growing in Alaska. We got to taste fresh celery, carrots, sugar snap peas--all had such a fresh and wonderful taste. All the farmers we met...More

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Margaret A, Owner at Alaska Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi George S, Thank you so much for your recent review and letting us know what a stellar job Lynette is doing. We love having folks get a chance to experience Alaska's unique agriculture from tasting local veggies (when appropriate) to meeting farmers (when available)....More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This tour was so interesting and fun! I'm a born and raised Alaskan but my eyes were opened to a wealth of information and resources. Visitors and locals will enjoy this lovely insider experience of our beautiful Matanuska Valley and the hearty farmers who put...More

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Margaret A, Owner at Alaska Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi TKI_in_AK, Thank you so much for your review. We pride ourselves in bringing the unseen side of Alaska's unique food system and we are so glad you valued your experience. We so look forward to having you back again and don't forget we have...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

What a fun time! As a Valley girl it was really interesting to see these amazing operations so close to home and yet so hidden. Not only was it fascinating to see the farms and what they are growing (learned at least 2 new vegetables)...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I live in Alaska, but do admit that when I go to see family in Washington, that is where I get my winter produce and bring up with me. THAT BEING SAID, I am changing my habit of doing that. So much locally grown, generational...More

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Margaret A, Owner at Alaska Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Shelley E, We were so happy to have you and it makes our hearts sing that you are going to keep supporting these farms by buying from our lovely farm families. We hope to see you again next year, if not, have fun at...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This tour, called Farm to Table, left Anchorage at 8 am and took 50 of us to 5 farms returning at 5pm. The tour guide was knowledgeable about local farming, history of the land grants that started it all, and the farming techniques and obstacles...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Margaret and Don did a wonderful tour. We were picked up in Anchorage and during the ride to the first farm gave us some of the history of the farms in the Matanuska Valley and the farms we would tour during the day. This was...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was fascinating to learn about the history of the Palmer colonization with its ties to agriculture which still hold true to this day. Visiting the farms and talking with the farmers about production and all the variables that go into producing a beautiful head...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

A wonderful visit with MatValleyi Farms, including, a dairy, a sod farm, a u-pick farm, a university run far to help farmers, a farm that grows Alaska peonies and more.. It is very worth doing if you are a local or a visitor, Farming in...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

How fun to see where your food is grown! And, to learn why it is so important to us Alaskans. All the facts and figures are totally interesting. You learn about why and how our farmers grow their fabulous bounty! I learned we have an...More

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Margaret A, Owner at Alaska Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Greta, It was such a pleasure having you on last years farm tours. So glad to hear that you'll be continuing to by local as it is the best way for us to support our farmers! Hope to see you again in 2018! Cheers, Margaret

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great Farm Tour, wonderful food and a very experienced guide. We visited several farms and a dairy. We learned a lot about farming practices in Alaska and the sustainable methods used.

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