Alaska Attractions September 14, 2017
The Gorgeous U-Pick Farm In The Alaskan Countryside You Have To Visit At Least Once
Pioneer Peak Farm is tucked away in the shadow of the most prominent mountain in the area. The Matanuska-Susitna Valley in Southcentral has long, warm summer days and fertile soils. The Pyrah family has owned this farm for three generations and welcomes visitors to come and pick their own fruits and vegetables from their bountiful harvests. Enjoy a day outside Palmer in the peaceful Alaskan countryside.
Check out an interactive map to Pyrah Pioneer Peak Farm here.
You will love visiting this farm in the fertile Mat-Su Valley. The farm is nestled below the staggering Pioneer Peak, a 6,398-foot mountain in the Chugach Mountain Range.
They grow a huge variety of vegetables that thrive in the sub-arctic conditions. The farm is open Monday through Saturday in the summer months for harvesting.
The weather in Alaska can be unpredictable, so the crops and times of availability change each year. Check their website to see what is ready to harvest before you go.
Look here for a list of "What's Ready Now?"
The beautiful patches of strawberries and raspberries are a major draw. You can pick to your heart's content and pay by the pound for your harvest. This is a convenient way to fill the freezer if all your regular berry spots are picked out.
They also grow hay for farm needs and sod. There are 277-acres of farm land leased by the Pyrah family. The farm was first created as a part of the ARRC project created to bring homesteaders to Alaska for agriculture.
The family has farmed the land since 1979 and took over the lease in 1988. They kept the popular U-Pick format for the farm and grew with their community.
Carrots are ready in August and the sweet, fresh flavor of Alaskan carrots can't be beat.
Zuchinni and other squash flourish in the long summer days and harvests can be extremely bountiful.
The farm is happy to share their many recipes for delicious and creative ways to prepare the harvest.
The farm celebrates their community and welcomes locals and visitors to their festivals and events.
Events include the annual Strawberry Festival, Fall Harvest Festival, and Country Christmas festival. The Strawberry Fest is usually in June and Fall Festival is in late September, and Christmas Festival is in December. Strawberry Festival also features Butte-Athlon, a unique triathlon with running, biking and climbing.
The Pioneer Peak Farm is a peaceful and picturesque place to visit June through September. They also offer modern style agri-tainment by hosting school tours, weddings, exercise groups, and other special events.
The family home is built of more than 300 logs of peeled spruce. Come visit the Pyrahs and pick your own vegetables for a glorius day trip in Alaska.
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