Behind the Scenes: Alaskan Peony Farming
Last summer I took the best trip of my life. It was a mere four nights, and very much a work trip, but it was nonetheless the most inspiring, beautiful trip I’ve ever taken.
After many failed attempts to build an export market for something other than fish or oil, Alaskans might have finally found their niche with summer peonies—something they can produce when no one else in the world can.
The farmers are almost exclusively women, entirely badass, and the setting is breathtaking. Pick up our June issue to read the full story.
Midnight sun meant we had plenty of time to get our work done and still eat! Hike! Drink beer! See a moose! And a bear (which, when we saw it in the same place for the second day, realized was just a stump).
There were too many pretty images that couldn’t fit on the page, so I’m sharing a few more here.
Last tip: Get yourself to Alaska.