$80 – $210

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Homer, Alaska

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Joslyn Peonies

65375 Diamond Ridge Road

Homer, AK 99603

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Dine Among Vibrant Peony Blooms in Alaska

Joselyn Peonies, a flower farm in Homer, Alaska, will host the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour on August 3, 2019. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet flower farmer Betty Joslyn, learn about growing peonies in this unique climate and enjoy an artisan dinner experience among fields of blooming peonies in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

Your Experience

Your dinner experience will include a feast for the eyes thanks to the innovative tablescapes featuring farm-fresh flowers designed by a renowned American floral designer.

Dine in fields of blooming peonies with views of Kachemak Bay while learning about the value of buying and supporting Certified American Grown Flowers.

This dinner is your opportunity to combine an amazing flower experience with an Alaskan adventure! Plan ahead for best accommodations and to add in additional touring experiences.

The Flowers

Whites, blushes, pinks, corals and reds – Joslyn Peonies grows incredible specialty peonies in the colors today’s brides, floral designers and consumers crave.

How do they make it happen?

Alaska’s warm summers and perpetual daylight are the fuel peonies need to grow larger, bloom more vibrantly and enjoy a growing season that’s three weeks longer than in other locations.

But it’s the state’s famous cold winters that are the secret ingredient: herbaceous peonies need a minimum of 400 hours of temperatures below 40 degrees and tree peonies need between 100 and 300 hours in that colder ground in order to flower.

The blooms are then harvested in all their glory July through September, weather dependent.

The Flower Farm

Joslyn Peonies is a family farm located in Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai Peninsula. At a little over 1,200 feet in elevation, the farm features views of Kachemak Bay and the lower Cook Inlet.

The farm has about 6,000 peonies in the ground each year – all grown organically and processed with the utmost care. The blooms are shipped fresh overnight to the Lower 48 states.

Joslyn Peonies likes to say that they are “9 1/2 hours away from anywhere and everywhere.”

An Extra Tour with Farmer Betty

If you’d like to really get an understanding of peony farming and why these blooms thrive in the unique Alaskan climate at an elevation of 1,200 feet, be sure to register for the VIP Farm Tour when you check out. This tour is an exclusive opportunity for a limited number of guests to join farmer Betty Joslyn for an hour-long tour of Joslyn Peonies. The VIP tour takes place prior to dinner and includes a VIP reception.

Sunday's Multi-Stop Flower Farm Tour

Can't get enough peonies? Tickets are available for Sunday's five-hour guided tour of a number of peony farms in the area on August 4, 2019. The tour begins at Alaska Perfect Peony and then moves to Scenic Place Peonies, where you’ll enjoy a seasonal lunch on the farm. Following lunch, we’ll tour Chilly Root Peony Farm where you’ll appreciate both the floral glory and the glacial vistas within sight of the farm.

Space for this special extended tour is limited!

There are just 150 seats at the dinner table and they will sell out months in advance, so reserve your seat today!


FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are ID requirements as we will be serving wine and beer. If guests are under age 21, they will not be served any alcohol.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Upon arrival to the venue, look for Field to Vase signs. They will guide you to nearby parking.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your camera or camera phone because you will want to take lots of pictures. Bring a sweater or jacket, as the temperature may go down after the sunsets. Bring comfortable walking shoes for touring the flower farm or greenhouse. What you cannot bring is any wine or alcohol of your own.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at (916) 441.1701 or via email at info@americangrownflowers.org. We'll be glad to hear from you and answer your questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Just contact us at info@americangrownflowers.org and let us know.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please feel free to update your registration information or contact the event coordinator.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can if you like, but we will have a record of your ticket on-hand as well.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds to dinners already purchased. The event will be held, rain or shine.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We'd like the name on the ticket to match the attendee. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact us and we'll be glad to help. You can reach us at:

(916) 441.1701 Email: info@americangrownflowers.org


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