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Our Tour of the Matanuska Valley Farms

If you are looking for Anchorage Day Trips that are fun and informational and get you out to see Alaskan Farms, look no further than Alaska Farm Tours. This intimate tour of no more than 4 people at a time will meet at at 76 S. Valley Way Palmer AK, 99645. The tour runs M, Wed, Thurs from 9am-1pm for a stunning morning tour. From the pickup location, tour participants will take a walking tour of the Palmer Grow program and visit the gardens of the Palmer Art Museum and Historical Center for an introduction in the variety of plants grown in Alaska’s fertile soils. From there tour participants will visit three farms and conclude with eating a brown bag lunch at one of the beautiful vista farms. Alternate tour times and days are available upon request.

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What is the Heart of an Alaskan Farmer?

There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.
-Robert Service

Farming on the Last Frontier

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 three- farm tour, perfect for folks look 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 the Matanuska Valley home.

”It was amazing to see the farms, the farmers in action, and the beautiful vistas of the mountains!”

Why Choose Us

Local Knowledge

Our tour guides are local Alaskans that have been involved in the Alaska agricultural community. This local insider's perspective will offer unique insight in to Alaska's agriculture and ensure an enriching tour experience.

Unique Access

Most of the farms on the tours don't provide independent tours as they don't have the time or capacity to run tour operations. This tour provides never-before-seen access to these farms and their operations.

Community Supportive Tourism

Alaska Farm Tours operates for the benefit of Alaska's agriculture, which means we contribute a portion of all ticket sales to every farm we visit and provide donations to local agricultural organizations.