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Peony Farming

July 23, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The Mat-Su Valley has always been known as the agricultural hub of Alaska, with giant cabbages, potatoes and carrots being some of the best known products. In the last few years, however, peony farming has become a major part of the growing scene, with their giant, blooming flowers appearing on...
Palmer is the place to be this Saturday, as the Palmer Museum's Garden & Art Faire takes over downtown with a variety of events, workshops and concerts. The event has become a staple on the calendar every mid July, and only continues to grow. Now in its 12th year, the event brings together...
May 1 is officially Agriculture Appreciation Day in Alaska, and that takes on special meaning particularly for the Mat-Su Valley, as Palmer is the agriculture hub of the state. The history of farming in Palmer dates back to the Matanuska Colony project, in which more than 200 families were relocated...