About Us

Our Story

Alaska Farm Tours is the brainchild of 100 conversations that Margaret Adsit, founder, had with farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists across Alaska. For three years, Ms. Adsit directed the Alaska Farmland Trust, Alaska’s land trust dedicated to the preservation of its agricultural lands. During that time she had the privilege of working with farmers and ranchers across the state in the promotion and protection of one of Alaska’s most hidden treasures- it’s agricultural land. She fell in love with the people who worked the land as much as she did with the land itself. Their farm stories, along with the rich ecosystem of food and breweries that sprung up in tandem with these farms has led to an incredibly rich food culture. Alaska Farm Tours tells the stories of this food culture through the lens of the farms, restaurants and breweries. Join her and the rest of her team as they take you you around the fields and valleys of Alaska as they shares the stories of the people who have tamed and gained from the harsh landscape that is Alaska’s agriculture and the rich food and brew culture that sprung up Alaskans' love of food. Beyond helping support the farms on the tour, we support local nonprofits by giving 5% of our tour proceeds going towards three vital non-profits in our local community- The Alaska Farmland Trust, Palmer Grow and the Palmer FFA. We want to help support our agricultural community from the ground up.

Our Mission

Alaska Farm Tours seeks to educate visitors to Alaska about the history and practices of farms in Alaska as well as help visitors experience the rich food culture in Alaska.

Our Team

With backgrounds in farming, gardening, cooking, teaching and the arts, our diverse team brings their love of Alaska and farming to every tour.

Margaret Adsit, Owner of Alaska Farm Tours

Margaret Adsit

Owner and Operator
A farmer’s daughter herself, Ms. Adsit grew up on a 2,000-acre grain farm in Wisconsin that is still operated by her family. A proud daughter and sister of farmers herself, it is Ms. Adsit’s never-ending passion to help protect and promote the agriculture community that raised her and supported her during her time with the Alaska Farmland Trust.

Lynette Cooper

Lead Tour Guide
Lynette is originally from Missouri and upon retirement moved to Alaska to explore the great outdoors. She has worked on farms around Palmer and enjoys walking her dogs around the Matanuska Valley's many trails.

Careers With Us

We have occasional openings that are usually filled by passionate Alaskans that are knowledgeable about Alaskan agriculture, farming, and food.

Tour Guide: Talkeetna

We are seeking two tour guides for the Talkeetna farm tour for the coming summer. Schedule must be very flexible and the position will be on an as-booking basis. Pay is $20/hr + commission + tips. This is a contract position. 

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