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Sunnyside Farms of Haines
Contact: Scott and Valina Hansen family
Address: HC60 Box 2100 Haines, AK, 99827
Email Address: svhansen@aptalaska.net
Phone: 907-766-3538
About Us
Sunnyside Farms of Haines manages 2.5 acres of the historic Charlie Anway farm in Haines. We also manage one acre of land in cooperation with Chilkat Valley Farms, a Christian community on the road system in Haines. We grow June-bearing strawberries, two types of potatoes, carrots, beets, various greens, brassicas, summer and winter squash, and other seasonal crops. Garlic was planted in fall 2019 - Music, Armenian, and Chesnook varieties are planned for harvest in August 2020. Our goal is to be a significant food producer of wholesome food for Southeast Alaska and train our family in hard work, ethical business practices, and balanced, healthy living. We believe that communities and people of all ages benefit from local food sources and agricultural agility and acumen. When we better understand this world, we better understand its maker.
Practices
We started with certified Alaska potato seed and are on generation six for the 2019 crop.
Organic fertilizer only.
Manual cultivation - no chemicals used on the field, no herbicides.
Plastic mulch used to limit weeding needs where applicable.
The more ingenuity when planting, cultivating, harvesting, processing, and storage, the better.
All practices guided by exceptionalism, kindness, maturity, and excellence.