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CSF 2016

2016 Community Supported Ferments, CSF What is a CSF? Following the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, Chugach Farm has decided to create Alaska’s first Community Supported Ferments (CSF) shares. CSF’s are a way to get delicious, nutritious fermented food regularly throughout the growing season and beyond. Purchasing a CSF share secures your bi-monthly allotment of varied fermented food including, but not limited to sauerkraut, kimchi, […]


Apprenticeships provide a valuable opportunity for people seeking to immerse themselves in the Alaskan farming and homestead lifestyle. Reciprocally the host receives the benefit of engaged helping hands, fresh ideas and new friendships. We are looking for people who have a positive attitude, are enthusiastic about learning, show respect for all living beings, are able to take direction and give feedback, work hard, and have […]

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine from Homestead Holistics All our medicinal herb products are locally and organically grown on the farm or ethically wildcrafted in our backyard. We have been making our own herbal tea blends, tinctures, salves, liniments, and animal blends for over 10 years. We sell salve, tea and animal blends at the Spenard Farmer’s Market as well as specialty formulated products for individual needs. Currently […]

Homestead Living

    We have deliberately chosen not to commute to the cubicle, or to find a job with benefits (drawbacks?), or dream about retirement.  Instead, we live our retirement every day. By incorporating things in life that have meaning and value, and require discipline, hard labor, and sacrifice, life develops a deeper flavor, a richer smell, and a clearer vision of what is possible.  Instead […]

We are an off-grid small scale homestead farm located in the beautiful Matanuska Valley in Alaska. We grow enough food to feed our family year round, run a small CSA, sell to restaurants, and at the Spenard Farmers Market every Saturday from May-September.

We rely heavily on root cellar storage, traditional food preservation techniques, hunting, fishing, berries and wild plants. Chickens are used for egg production, composting and preparing land for agriculture. Bees are kept and cared for to promote pollination and to collect beeswax for herbal medicine. Honey is used for mead, wine and kombucha.

Our small-scale-hands-on-non-industrial growing technique includes: no-till, broad-forking, succession planting, companion planting, crop rotation, feeding the living soils through composting, compost tea and cover crops. All food is grown and processed by Allie and Jed with a few helping hands through the season. We focus on simple, low-cost methods of living using ingenuity. Examples are chain saw milling, recycling and salvaging building materials.