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Pilgrim Update: Harvest Time

Farm manager smiles at an earthworm in her hand.

65 miles north of Nome, an improbable farming effort has borne its first fruits (and vegetables). The sub-Arctic harvest at Pilgrim Hot Springs — and the joy locally-grown vegetables have brought to Western Alaskans — was the focus of a recent episode of KNOM’s “Dearest Alaska.”

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Pilgrim’s (Produce) Progress

Landscape of grasses, trees, and a pond at Pilgrim Hot Springs

The harsh climate and permafrost of the sub-Arctic make local agriculture extremely difficult. But 65 miles north of Nome, farming is taking place at Pilgrim Hot Springs, one of Alaska’s most remarkable places.

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