After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Alaska State Fair was back in full swing this year, with guests returning to the fairground for a jam-packed schedule of Fair fun.
The owners and operators of Chugach Farm grow nutrient-dense food through sustainable and regenerative methods with a focus on living self-sufficiently.
Tucked behind the Edward K. Thomas building in Juneau is Tlingit & Haida’s new dome-shaped greenhouse. The project has been months in the making and is based on a vision for a tribal community garden to create food sovereignty.
DNR’s agricultural division will present a full day’s program of information and demonstrations on Interior agriculture in general, as well as a new 140,000-acre land development.
Restaurant owners are heeding the call of the many Alaskans who want to support local farmers by buying local produce. Fortunately, there is an increasing number of people in the food industry—from farmers to distributors to restaurant owners—who are committed to creating a sustainable pipeline.
“Our goal by adding another weekend is to help spread out the Fair crowds and keep fairgoers as safe as possible as Alaska continues to respond to the global pandemic,” says Jerome Hertel, Fair CEO.