The Food You Must Try in Alaska | Alaska.org

Produce that thrives in Alaska:
– Broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
– Zucchini and summer squash
– Peas and bush beans
– Potatoes—especially the Yukon Gold variety
– Greenhouse Tomatoes

Find your local farmers market with the Alaska Farmers Market Association Interactive map

Summer days of nearly constant daylight allow some crops to be nurtured to enormous size

Jumbo crops include:
– World-record 19 lb. carrot
– 76 lb. rutabaga
– 127 lb. cabbage
– 106-pound kale
– 63-pound celery
– 65-pound cantaloupe

A giant pumpkin and cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in 2009. Photo credit

An estimated 15 million acres are suitable for farming.

Alaska is the largest state (365 million acres), but fewer than 1 million acres are farmed

There are about 990 Farms in Alaska, most clustered in the 880,000-acre Matanuska Valley northeast of Anchorage

Buy Alaska Produce

The Roaming Root Cellar

Steller Botanical Health

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BrightBox Farms

Hansen Heritage Homestead

Blue Market AK

Twisted Root Market