agriculture

Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District’s newest farm equipment rental is a potato digger that will cut down on labor-intensive potato harvesting for area farmers. The equipment sits ready for use at Ridgeway Farms on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District are expanding their catalog of affordable agricultural rental equipment through a charitable project that benefits both farmers and the… Continue reading

 

First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

The peninsula’s biggest food celebration commences this Saturday with live music, activities, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, farm vendors and food trucks that will be featuring… Continue reading

 

A sign marks a type of barley growing in a small field in a vacant gravel pit on Aug. 31, 2018 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Experimental planting produces barley in Cooper Landing

Something new is sprouting in Cooper Landing. Perched on a hill in an old gravel pit on Snug Harbor Road, just under an acre of… Continue reading

 

A young visitor admires a horse in the pens at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Aug. 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

For livestock carers, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is a time to shine

Though a Ferris wheel towers over the Ninilchik Fairground and the smell of kettle corn permeates the air, for many, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is… Continue reading

A young visitor admires a horse in the pens at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Aug. 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

    Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way… Continue reading

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Editor's note: This article has been updated to add a listing for the Soldotna farmers market on Saturdays. Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase… Continue reading

Interest in farm-raised meat grows

For those who want farm-raised meat, it can be a challenge to get unless they happen to own enough property for a pasture or barn.… Continue reading

Farmers look to attract tourists

Farmers in Alaska are looking to tourists to help round out their profit margins. Agritourism, or farm-based tourism, is already a staple for many farmers… Continue reading

Bill seeks to expand cottage food sales, farm tours

Kenai Peninsula farmer and local food advocates are leading the charge for a bill to expand what local farms can offer for consumers and tourists.… Continue reading

Bacteria found in wild sheep, goats

A strain of bacteria known to cause respiratory issues in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected in Alaska, and on the Kenai Peninsula, for… Continue reading

Board of Game takes no action on permit requirement for domestic sheep, goats

Owners of domestic sheep and goats won’t have to get permits for their animals for now, though members of the state Board of Game urged… Continue reading

Celebrating on this harvest moon

The harvest moon marks the end of the growing season as the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox which marks the start of fall. This… Continue reading

State vet asking for goats and sheep for study

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the correct name of the bacterium and the correct sponsor of the study. The Office of the… Continue reading

Peninsula food hub expands to Anchorage

The Kenai Peninsula Food Hub is expanding its reach to Anchorage with a weekly pickup in Spenard. The new location will open July 8 at… Continue reading

Peninsula hungry for locally grown food

The time is ripe for central Kenai Peninsula farmers, according to a market study that found an overwhelming demand for locally grown food in the… Continue reading