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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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Dearest Alaska: Harvest

BSNC employee Tasha Lee with a new earthworm friend.

Join us on this month’s episode as we aerate soil, pluck potatoes, snip broccoli, and pluck carrots with Pilgrim Produce, an agricultural pilot program from Unaatuq, LLC, at Pilgrim Hot Springs.

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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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