Growing number of produce farmers cropping up throughout the community
September 23, 2021
Wrangell is seeing some positive growth.
The number of farming operations is on the rise throughout the community, and it's contributing to a healthier economy.
There are two farms in Wrangell that grow a variety of fruits and vegetables and sell to residents and businesses, no less than nine residents that grow for their own consumption, and even Evergreen Elementary has a small farm.
According to the Alaska Farmland Trust, the number of farms in the state increased by 30% from 2012 to 2017, going against the national trend of a 3% decrease. Only 5% of the food consumed in the state is gro...