Alaska April 16, 2019
This 277 Acre U-Pick Vegetable Farm In Alaska Is The Perfect Way To Spend An Afternoon
Looking for the perfect way to spend a lovely summertime afternoon? This U-Pick Vegetable Farm in Palmer, Alaska has everything you need for the ultimate day out with your family. Stroll through the 277 acre farm looking for your favorite fruits and vegetables, and the best part- your kids can help pick, too! What a perfect way for your family to learn where their food comes from, and support our local Alaskan farmers!
Alaska has a couple U-Pick vegetable farms, and Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm in Palmer, Alaska is the largest one in the state!
With over 277 acres, this farm has been in operation since 1935. Originally this property was an Alaskan homesteading project, designed to bring farmers into Alaska for agricultural opportunities.
The Pyrah family moved to the farm in 1979, to work it initially as a welfare farm for the Latter Day Saints.
In 1988 the LDS church discontinued that project, and the Pyrah's took out a lease to turn the farm into what you see today! An amazing operation serving Alaskans locally grown fruits and vegetables.
They offer some limited options in the spring for Alaskans, including a bare root sale in April.
They have also recently begun selling their potato seeds at the farm! Potatoes are one of the best crops to grow in Alaska due to the weather, and the Pyrah's potatoes are well loved by locals!
They also have started offering a CSA, or Community Supported Agricultural subscription.
This weekly subscription runs from June through mid September, and offers Alaskan families locally grown fruits and vegetables for a great price. This also allows Alaskans to support our local farmers!
In July, they have a highly anticipated Strawberry Festival!
This festival is also coordinated with a local triathlon. There's hayrides, watermelon, and live music as well! You have the opportunity to pick delicious strawberries as they come to fruition and spend a day with your neighbors enjoying good food and games for the whole family!
They also offer a "Fall Harvest Festival" in September.
This festival is filled with pumpkin picking, wagon rides, a petting zoo, and much more! This is a wonderful way to wrap up the growing season and stock up on all the root vegetables you can get your hands on!
The farm usually opens for U-Pick operations sometime in July, depending on the weather and the crops.
Sometimes you may be able to get in earlier to pick rhubarb. You have your choice of over 33 different crops to pick from. In the summer they're open Monday-Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., except for Mondays, when they close at 5:00 p.m. Make sure to check out their website, www.pppfarm.net, for more information!
Have you visited any of our U-Pick vegetables farms in Alaska? What do you love about them? What do you wish they also had? Let us know in the comments below!
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