Kids day out in Pyrahs Pioneer Peak FarmTagged as outdoor, farm
4350 S Bodenburg Loop
About Pyrahs Pioneer Peak Farm
The Pyrah family moved to the farm in November of 1979 to run it as a welfare farm for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was run primarily to provide food for the church’s welfare system and volunteer church members aided work. In 1988, the church decided to discontinue the welfare farm program in Alaska and the Pyrah’s took out an option to lease the 277-acre parcel. By this time, the farm had its roots planted in the u-pick business, where customers could come to the farm and pick their own vegetables for a reasonable price. The Pyrah’s decided to keep the format and continued to produce an ever-expanding variety of vegetables. The families stewardship over the farm has lasted 30 years and has seen an incredible amount of change. These changes have helped shape the farm into the haven it has become. A place for community to gather, strangers from around the globe to meet, and a place to raise a family.