Alaskan Grown: “Farm to Table”

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Farmland Fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Thanks to Alaska’s ‘midnight sun’, farmers can take advantage of nearly 24 hours of sunlight during the summer months. Explore the different farmlands of Alaska, from the coast of Kachemak Bay in Homer, to Talkeetna and the Mat-Su Valley, all the way into the subarctic region in Fairbanks. Discover how with an average growing season of 105 days, Alaska farmers produce record breaking harvests and delicious opportunities for best of “farm-to-table” cuisine.

Discover the Innovative Spirit of Alaska's Farmers!

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage Airport, receive a personal greeting and meet your private driver and for a transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Anchorage.

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Day 2

Anchorage to Homer

Today, journey with your private driver/guide to the coastal town of Homer. The drive along the scenic Turnagain Arm features the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains to your left and the rapidly-moving waters of Cook Inlet to your right. Along the way consider stopping at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to visit the animals the Center rescues and rehabilitates to hopefully reintroduce into the wild. Continue along the Kenai Peninsula to Homer, the ‘Halibut Fishing Capital of the World’. Your private driver/guide can provide suggestions for sightseeing along the way or recommendations for dinner in Homer.

Overnight in Homer, your home for the next two nights.

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Day 3

Explore the Farms of Homer

Spend today getting an exclusive glimpse into Homer’s livestock, organic vegetables, blossoming peonies, and oyster farms during a day touring local farms. Your private driver/guide will provide valuable insights throughout the day and can provide additional local sightseeing suggestions. Visit an oyster farm or taste the latest vintages at one of Homer’s wineries to cap off your day of fun.

Day 4

Homer to Palmer: The Heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Join your private driver/guide and venture into the heart of Alaska’s agriculture area as you make your way from Homer to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. This scenic valley is rimmed by three mountain ranges: the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains, and the Chugach Mountains. Like many parts of Alaska, the area was carved by glaciers and due to the abundant sunlight in the summer farmers are able to grow record-breaking produce.

Overnight in Palmer, your home for the next three nights.

Day 5

Farm to Table in the Mat-Su Valley

Spend your customized day exploring the fertile Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley with your private driver/guide. Visit local farms and learn what makes the valley an ideal location for farming, and the secrets to growing produce in such rugged Alaska terrain. This evening your driver/guide can offer suggestions for the best place for dinner in Palmer to experience farm-to-table cuisine.

(c) Matt Hage. All rights reserved.

Day 6

Pick Your Own Produce

Enjoy another custom day exploring farms in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Visit a local farm that will let you pick out your own produce to sample, and taste the freshness for yourself. Your private driver/guide can provide additional suggestions for sightseeing and photo opportunities you might enjoy on your travels.


Day 7

Palmer to Talkeenta: Meet Reindeer and Musk Ox

Along with vegetables and flowers, the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley is home to a variety of private farms featuring Alaska wildlife. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Reindeer Farm and Musk-Ox Farm before traveling further north to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Talkeetna is known as the departure point for those who wish to summit Denali and hosts a bustling Main Street with a plethora of local shops and restaurants.

Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day 8

Talkeetna to Fairbanks

This morning learn about the birch sap harvest in Alaska’s forests as you sample birch syrup and wild fruits from one of the first Birch Syrup processing locations. Talkeetna is also a popular location for those who wish to get a closer look at the iconic mountain of Denali on a flightseeing tour. Consider adding one before departing for Fairbanks with your private driver/guide. Your private driver/guide can offer sightseeing and photo opportunities along your journey by private vehicle to ‘The Golden Heart City’.

Overnight in Fairbanks, your home for the next two nights.

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Day 9

Farming in Fairbanks at The Fairbanks Experiment Farm and Gold Panning

Today, get a glimpse into Interior Alaska’s farming history as you visit a few local Fairbanks farms. Farming in Fairbanks began with the discovery of gold in the late 1800’s. The Fairbanks Experiment Farm was created and has paved the way for other farmers in the area. Today, the horticulturalists at the farm continue to develop a variety of grains, perennial plants, trees, and shrubs that thrive in subarctic and arctic climates.

Enjoy a final evening in Fairbanks relaxing or you may want to try your hand at the historic pastime of gold-panning.


Day 10

Depart Fairbanks

Today, say farewell to Alaska and receive a private transfer to the Fairbanks Airport for your departure flight.

(c) Angie Cerny. All rights reserved.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Price range:  $1000 - $1500 per person, per day

  • All transportation services, including arrival and departure transfers, in a private vehicle with an experienced driver/guide
  • All hotel accommodations, including roundtrip baggage handling and daily breakfast
  • All tours and activities, carefully selected for you
  • Gratuity for included activities or hotel services
  • Meals, other than mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages

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Visit the Alaska State Fair

Plan your tour around the Alaska State Fair to see the display of produce from all over the state.

Include a PRIVATE brewery tour

Alaska is home to numerous microbreweries, include a visit to one…or a few.

Extend your visit to include Denali National Park

Consider adding a few extra days to your itinerary to include time in Denali National Park.

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