Alaska Grown has been around for more than 30 years and is a program supported by the Alaska Division of Agriculture. The agriculture industry in Alaska created the Alaska Grown logo to highlight products grown in Alaska, and to help consumers identify which products are local.
The vision and values of the Alaska Division of Agriculture include:
- That all Alaskans have access to Alaska Grown food and products.
- That all Alaskans value and choose Alaska Grown food and products.
- That all Alaskan Farmers have a reliable and consistent market.
- That every person, business, and organization in Alaska knows their role in supporting local agriculture.
How much is grown and produced in Alaska?
According to 2016 USDA/NASS data, there are approximately 760 farm operations in Alaska and more than 830,000 acres operated for farming. It is estimated that 98% of Alaska's food is imported, although if consumers demanded more Alaska Grown products, more could be produced and processed in-state.
When is produce available in Alaska?
The prime time for produce in Alaska is June through November, however, some produce like potatoes, are available almost all year long.
Where can I get Alaska Grown meat?
Many local butcher shops and locally owned retailers source Alaska Grown meat to include beef, pork, bison and elk. You can call the stores in your area to see what is available.
Am I allowed to use the Alaska Grown logo?
In order to use the Alaska Grown logo, you must become an Alaska Grown member. For additional information please click on the 'Join' tab on this webpage.
Are there Grants available for growing or producing Agriculture?
There are a variety of grants provided for agricultural related projects throughout the state. For a list of grant opportunities through the Alaska Division of Agriculture, click here.