Alaska Farm Tours

Experience the rich culture and history behind Alaska's farms and food.

Why Alaska Farm Tours

The Alaska Frontier was settled by trappers and miners, but another wave, the homesteader turned farmer/rancher, opened up the last frontier, taming the punishing landscape and providing food for the communities they served. Join us for an in-depth half day farm tour, perfect for folks looking for the ultimate Anchorage day trips, with stops at historical sites, living homesteads, and urban food landscapes to understand the lives of Alaska's farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders who call Alaska home.


Limited Time Offering:10th Annual Mat-Su Farm Bureau Farm Tour on August 1

  • Learn about Palmer's Unique livestock industry
  • One day offering on Aug. 1 as a fundraiser and awareness raising effort for the Mat-Su Farm Bureau and the Alaska Farm Bureau
  • Meet at the Carrs on Muldoon in Anchorage at 9am or the Alaska Division of Agriculture at 9:45AM
  • $75/adult
  • Alaska Grown Picnic
  • Three farm tour + Lunch + presentation by Mat-Su Farm Coop

Anchorage Urban Farm & Food Tour

  • See why Anchorage is a critical (and delicious) food hub
  • Operating bi-weekly from May 25-August 24 on Saturdays only from 9am-2pm. Must book by the day in advance.
  • Meet at the Anchorage Museum at 9am to start your tour.
  • $130/adult, $115/senior, $95/child. Includes transportation and Anchorage Museum admission
  • Farmer's Market Luncheon
  • Kombucha brewery sampling

Talkeetna Farm and Food Tour

  • Foodies' Delight on this Farm-to-Table Tour
  • Operating weekly from June 11- September 15, from 11:30am Wednesday-Monday. Book the day in advance.
  • Pick-Up available from the Talkeetna Railroad Depot (11:30), Talkeetna Lodge (11:45) or Flying Squirrel Bakery and Cafe (noon).
  • $130/adult, $115/senior, $95/child. Includes transportation.
  • Farm to table luncheon
  • Birch syrup sampling

Palmer Farm and Food Tour

  • Foodies Delight on this Farm-to-Picnic Tour
  • Tour runs Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Must book 24 hrs in advance. Tours of two or less will not go and will be reimbursed.
  • Pick up is supported from Knik River Lodge (8:30am) and from the Palmer Museum (9am)
  • $95/adult, $80/senior, $50/child. Includes transportation.
  • Garden walk & beer sampling

Palmer Walk and Talk Historical Downtown Tour

  • Learn About Historical Downtown Palmer
  • Tours run daily from May 15-September 1
  • 1 hour tour, 1 mile walk (please bring appropriate footwear)
  • Departs from Palmer Museum of History & Art
  • $10/person


Living on the Arctic's edge and thousands of miles from the Lower 48 infrastructure, Alaskan farmers have come up with innovative solutions to make their farms grow.


Beauty, innovation, local flavor, real Alaskan living. There are so many reasons why so many people have chosen to return year after year.


Every building has a story. Explore those stories on walking tours around Alaska, especially the Historic Palmer Walking Tour.


This is the best way to explore Alaska. Local food, local beer, local farms. Enjoy a full half day guided tour, catered lunches or beer tastings and complimentary transportation. Sit back and relax as we explore together on these perfect Anchorage day trips.

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"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 food on our tables. I'm adding this to the long list of activities all my visiting friends and family must do. Thanks Alaska Farm Tours."
TripAdvisor Reviewer and Local Alaskan
"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 a much larger tour than they usually give but the coach load of people all seemed to have a great time. We had a catered lunch that was most excellent. I would recommend this tour to people that live in Alaska and would like to know more about where Alaska grown food. I would recommend it to people visiting the state to see what diverse crops can be grown in Alaska."
Don B.
Local Alaskan

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Large Group Tours Available On Request

Alaska Farm Tours

Pick Up Location In Palmer:
76 S. Alaska Way,
Palmer Ak

Mailing: 642 S. Alaska St. ste 200
Palmer, AK, 99645

Winter Hours (Sep 16-June 15):
Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm

Summer Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-8pm

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