Alternative Arctic Farm Tour - Pigs, Aquaponics, Microgreens

Talkeetna, United States

Experience hosted by Graham & Mindy

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Fill your belly and your soul as you harvest, pick, forage, and pet (the piggies!) a multitude of both cultivated and wild varieties of sustainable food sources in this incredible cornucopia of food!

Come hungry, because you will get to graze throughout your tour AND take some home with you! You'll be given a container with which to deposit your favorite goodies that you encounter during your tour including: microgreens, edible flowers, wild and cultivated varieties of berries, snap peas, and other delicious wild and garden goodies. And don't forget about our porky pals. They won't fit in your container, but they'll love any ear and belly scratches you'd like to give them!

We will first meet at The Grow Room, where we'll see our aquaponics operation - from fish to vegetable - and sample some of what's coming out of the grow bed. Then we'll take a look at our signature product - microgreens, and be able to graze some of these beautiful varieties, right off the stem, where you'll taste their vibrancy and incredible flavors. Next, we'll go see where our microgreens waste goes to and watch our porcine friends (piggies) literally, "pig out"! Then we'll take a tour of our burgeoning food forest of arctic hardy apple trees and berry bushes. We'll end our tour by checking out our vegetable and edible flower beds and again, be able to taste some some of the fruits of our labor.
Fill your belly and your soul as you harvest, pick, forage, and pet (the piggies!) a multitude of both cultivated and wild varieties of sustainable food sources in this incredible cornucopia of food!

Come hungry, because you will get to graze throughout your tour AND take some home with you! You'll be given a container with which to deposit your favorite goodies that you encounter during your tour including: microgreens, edible flower…

What's included

  • Food
    We'll be able to forage various grown edibles throughout the farm tour, dep...

Meet your Host, Graham & Mindy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 6 Reviews
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My wife and I met 8 years ago with dreams of enriching our lives by creating a small, sustainable farmstead here in the great North of Alaska! We consider our property a farmstead because we grow and raise the food we consider most valuable for our family, but also strive to grow as much as we can for our Talkeetna community. Our microgreens operation has provided fresh, nutritious greens for us and our Talkeetna neighbors for nearly 8 years now! This year we have a group of whimsical pigs that will provide pork for several families, one blossoming food forest teeming with an array of berry bushes, and apple trees, and rows of edible flowers. We’d love to give you a tour of this cornucopia of life to show you what’s possible in Alaska, and how everything fits harmoniously together!
My wife and I met 8 years ago with dreams of enriching our lives by creating a small, sustainable farmstead here in the great North of Alaska! We consider our property a farmstead because we grow and raise the food we consider most valuable for our family, but also strive to grow as much as we can for our Talkeetna community. Our microgreens operation has provided fresh, nutritious greens for us and our Talkeetna neighbors for nearly 8 years now! This year we have a group of whimsical pigs that…
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From $40/ person

Where you'll be

We'll start at the grow room, which houses our fish tank for our aquaponics system and is an indoor germination and harvesting room in the summer. Outside the germination room is the attached greenhouse for microgreens that are growing out and also for our tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

David
August 2021
Tasting micro greens and forging from the farms delicious berries was a highlight of our Alaska trip. I recommend this trip to anyone interested in food and nature. They even let you fill up a container with greens and berries for the way home.
Anne
August 2021
This was truly and somewhat unexpected "Farm to Table" experience. Graham is very passionate about microgreens and so are we now - learned a ton about the delicateness of growing these flavorable greens and he let us go through his garden and sample all sorts of treats - including edible flowers. We were able to taste the extreme freshness straight from the growing plants...WOW! As a bonus, when we travled on to Denali (more than 2 hours away) the next day, we had dinner at "The Perch" - a well-known restaurant that prides itself on supporting its local farmers and low and behold, "The Grove Homestead Microgreens" was on their list of farmers that they support. We ordered the salmon deviled eggs and enjoyed the pea sprouts and the red garnet amaranth and they were just as fresh as they were when we had them on the farm with Graham. Highly recommend this tour, it was one of the highlights of our trip!
Richard
July 2021
This was alot of fun and a great stopping point from Anchorage to Denali. Graham is very passionate about his farm. It is so interesting to see what he is doing there growing the vegetables, edible flowers and the pigs are fun. It was an unexpected delight!
Patrick
September 2020
Great people, with a clear understanding of their topic. Happily shared personal stories, challenges, advice, tips, and food. Tailored the experience to our requests, and left us with a better idea of what would go into off-grid living in Alaska.
Rabecca
September 2021
Zeke and the piggies were awesome! Graham was very nice and informative. Definitely a must if you’re near Talkeetna!
Josue
June 2021
Very knowledgeable and very friendly

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    Be sure to be dressed for the weather! We'll be outside for most of the tour.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.