Alaska's Agricultural Capitol

Palmer is known for growing giant vegetables, but the agriculture in the region is so much more unique and diverse. From visiting Musk Ox, to learning about vegetable production, you can expereince the rich history and vibrant growing season in Alaska. Please note: most farm tours are only available in Summer. 

Featured Farm Tours

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Alaska Farm Tours
Address: Mess Hall, UAF Experiment Farm, 1509 Georgeson Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907)519-7067

Experience the rich culture and history behind Alaska's farms and food. Join us for an in-depth half day farm tour, perfect for folks looking 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 Alaska home.

Bushes Bunches Stand
Address: 2355 N Old Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907)745-1115

Bushes Bunches Produce Stand is a family owned business that opened in 1954. They supply Palmer, Alaska and the surrounding areas of Wasilla and Anchorage with fresh local produce at our farmers market stand located just outside of Palmer. They are more than just a produce stand. With over 14 acres in production they are an active Alaska farm specializing in local vegetables.

Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center
Address: 1509 S Georgeson Dr
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907)745-3360

They offer FREE walking tour of our snowy Farm with director Jodie Anderson as she provides information and history. The Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center is a working research farm serving Southcentral Alaska. It has 260 acres of cultivated land and 800 acres of forestland.

Musk Ox Farm
Address: 12850 E Archie Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
Website: Website
Phone: (907)745-4151

Just a couple minutes North of downtown Palmer, the Musk Ox Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox and to the promotion of qiviut production as a gentle and sustainable agricultural practice in the far north. Tour the farm and learn about these arctic ungulates!

Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm
Address: 4350 Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-4511

Pyrah's is an authentic Matanuska Valley farm with an astounding presence in the community.  They host several events throughout the year such as the Fall Harvest Festival and Country Christmas, as well as being a "U-Pick" farm where you can gather your vegetables fresh from the field.

Reindeer Farm
Address: 5561 Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-4000

The Reindeer Farm sits at the feet of Bodenburg Butte just 10 minutes out of downtown Palmer.  The farm site was originally part of the Matauska Colony Project, operating as a dairy farm, but would move to reindeer and various other animals in the 1980s.  Being the only stop in the valley to offer tours of a maintained herd of 100-300 reindeer, 2 elk, a bison, and a moose (including petting and feeding), as well as horseback tours, it is an incredible experience for the whole family.