Kenai Peninsula Farmers Markets Open For Business

It’s that elusive time of year again. Summer! And with the warmer weather, farmers markets have once again begun to spring up all over The Kenai.

While our short growing season and cold climate offer many challenges to local growers, year after year they continue to produce a plentiful flow of fresh produce for residents and visitors Peninsula-wide!

Why buy local food?

1. The produce tastes better because of our cool climate! Our cool nights make the vegetables sweeter and more delicious than anything grown in hotter climates.

2. The produce tastes better because it’s fresher! With vegetables grown just a few miles away, harvests can be much more recent than for produce shipped from Outside.

3. Your produce will stay fresh longer after you buy it, because it is so fresh to begin with.

4. The transportation costs of buying local food are much lower than buying produce that has been shipped from the Lower 48. You’re conserving all kinds of energy by buying local food!

5. You’re supporting local farmers and ensuring that farming and local food production will remain viable in Alaska.

Where can you buy food grown on the Kenai Peninsula?

Homer Farmers Market
Location: Ocean Drive, Homer
Contact: Paul Castellani
Phone: 907-235-0703
Website: www.homerfarmersmarket.org
Email: fourcasta@yahoo.com
Season: June – September
Time: Wednesday, 3:00pm- 6:00pm & Saturday, 10am- 3pm

Kasilof Flea & Farmers Market
Location: Corner of Mile 111 1/2 Sterling Highway & North Cohoe Loop
Contact: Shawna J. Wolk
Phone: 907-260-3152 or 907-252-1120
Email: swolk2001@yahoo.com

Kenai’s Saturday Market
Location: Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center, Kenai
Contact: Harold Piland
Phone: 907-283-1991
Web site: www.visitkenai.com
Email: harold@visitkenai.com
Season: May – September
Time: Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market
Location: 43453 K-Beach Road, next door to Sav-U-More, Soldotna
Contact: Jeff Babitt
Phone: 907-252-5712
Season: June – October
Time: Wednesday & Saturday, 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market
Location: Intersection of E. Corral Avenue & Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna
Contact: Clayton Hillhouse
Phone: 907-262-5463
Email: clayton@alaska.net
Season: June – September
Time: Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Soldotna Wednesday Market
Location: Soldotna Creek Park, behind Don Jose’s
Contact: Annette Villa
Phone: 907-252-7264
Email: akvilla9@yahoo.com
Season: June – September
Time: Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm

www.alaskafarmersmarkets.org

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