Lawmakers View Valley Farms

Reps. Bill Stoltze and Cathy Munoz display vegetables grown in Palmer during a legislative tour of Matanuska Valley farms earlier this month. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.
Reps. Bill Stoltze and Cathy Munoz display vegetables grown in Palmer during a legislative tour of Matanuska Valley farms earlier this month. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage.

farm tour and fair 015The very word “Alaska” is synonymous with wintery snow and ice although on one Palmer farm, the sweet taste of summer can be found in an acre of plump, big -as- your -fist strawberries that are destined for sale at farmer’s markets. As KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer reports, a recent tour of Matanuska Valley farms is helping state legislators get in touch with Alaska’s agricultural potential.

Listen Now