Farm Products and Services
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members pay in advance for a share of the farm's bounty. Talkeetna Grown started with 18 founding members in 2010 and has grown to close to 50 with more shares available each year. The harvest season begins in mid June and continues through mid September. After a one year hiatus, we plan to bring back the CSA with a new twist for 2019 offering greater flexibility of pickup and choice for Talkeetna customers. Boxed CSA shares will also be available for Denali customers in 2019.
Stay tuned for 2019 CSA details and sign up forms.
WHERE TO FIND TALKEETNA GROWN VEGETABLES
From mid June through early September, you can find a wide variety of Talkeetna Grown produce at our local farm stands. Each year's schedules and locations are different. In the past we have held farm stands at Flying Squirrel, at the Willow Farmer's Market, in the Denali area and in Anchorage. After September, Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe sells our late crops over the counter; ask for fresh kale, red and green cabbage, potatoes and winter squashes throughout the winter until they're gone! We have sold produce to several Talkeetna restaurants including Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe, Denali Brewpub, Kahiltna Bistro and Wildflower Cafe.
2019 Farm Stand and Farmers Market Schedule
(Late June through early September) -
Our retail greenhouse offers flowers, perennials, vegetable starts, and hanging baskets. We usually open for about 3 weeks from mid May until early June, watch for signs around town and at the junction of the Talkeetna Spur and Birch Creek Boulevard for retail greenhouse opening and hours. Local businesses are encouraged to pre-order hanging baskets and other flowers. Contact us by March 15 for premium baskets.
Our nursery includes black and red currants, raspberries and rhubarb. Depending on each year's weather, rhubarb is available in late June, berries in mid August. Although we encourage pick-your-own customers, please always call the Brian at (907) eight four one seven eight eight five before driving out to find out conditions and availability. Better to save the long bumpy drive for a day when you know there's something to pick!
HAY IS FOR HORSES
Most of the cleared 100 acres at Birch Creek Ranch yield timothy and other grasses. Talkeetna's weather can be very unkind to a hay farmer who must wait for just the right conditions to achieve desired dry, green hay. Hay fields are currently maintained with cutting only to maintain quality. We will consider leasing the fields for hay production for the right interested party. Future plans include fencing so fields can be maintained with rotational grazing of livestock!