Our family lives on a 15-acre farm overlooking beautiful Kachemak Bay that now includes over 7,000 peony plants of many varieties. We use organic farming practices as we believe healthy soil produces healthy flowers. We continually nurture the soil food web, using no pesticides, herbicides or chemicals that could potentially pollute water sources on our farm or downhill from us. Because we all use Kachemak Bay, we are very conscientious about not allowing any toxins to leach into its waters.
On any clear day during the summer months while we are working in the peony fields we can see St. Augustine volcano, the Bay and the Kenai Mountain range. We have been visited many times by moose, Sandhill cranes and the occasional black bear, porcupine and lynx. Sometimes wandering through the fields as we work.
It’s a great place to be raising peonies here on the Last Frontier. Our peonies grow large and healthy in the long Alaskan summer daylight. The stems are harvested from the field directly into our onsite chiller within minutes insuring a fresh quality product.
Sean, Gerri and Ethan Martin