Many families are beginning to place more importance in the value of the foods they eat. This is why so many more families are opting to buy organic produce, and a great deal of this produce comes from local farmers. Alaska faces a unique challenge when it comes to locating and obtaining local produce due to our extreme winter conditions that may make growing difficult during the colder months. Alaskans, however, are aware of this problem and programs have been set into place making it possible for Alaskans to get fresh, organic produce from within the state, and outside of the state.
Glacier Valley Farm
Glacier Valley Farm is a community supported agriculture program. Glacier Valley Farm is the only program in Alaska that provides fresh produce to Alaskan families throughout the entire year. During the peak summer months, these boxes contain a great deal of foods grown within the state, while during the winter months, there are more foods from out of state.
Each week, participants are able to sign up for a box. The box costs around $40 and is enough produce for a family of four. These boxes contain a large variety of fruits and vegetables, including yams, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, pears, peaches, squash, lettuce, garlic, beets, celery, lettuce, kale, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cucumber, collards, brussel sprouts, berries and more!
These boxes are available to Alaskan residents all over the state with pick up locations in Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Juneau, Girdwood and the Mat-Su Valley.