$80 – $300

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.

Click here to experience a Field to Vase dinner now.

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!

Fishing Expeditions

Looking for a great Alaskan outdoor adventure? Fishing in the waters of Alaska is certainly a dream-come-true for many and Certified American Grown has reserved two special charters for dinner tour guests who are arriving early to revel in this state’s adventures. On Tuesday, July 30, join guide Kenny Bingaman and his team of expert fishing guides on one of their King Size Adventures to hook king salmon on the Kenai River. This 30-year veteran has a reputation for consistently producing fish for his clients during their eight-hour trips, some as large as 70 pounds. On Thursday, August 1, North Country Charters invites you to board its 53-foot M/V Irish with her crew for eight fun hours of challenging halibut fishing. All of the fishing equipment, bait and filleting are provided, so all you need to do to cast off is bring warm clothing and your love for competitiveness. Lunch is available for $15, but you are welcome to bring your own. But act fast. Space is limited to 16 spaces per charter! Reservations can be purchased by our dinner guests by clicking on the green "Tickets" button above and scrolling down.

To learn more about this unique "river to table" experience, visit our blog post.

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?

Each dinner is unique. Prior to the event, you will receive specific driving instructions. 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 sun sets. Bring comfortable walking shoes for touring the flower farm. Wine and alcoholic beverages will be served and included as part of your evening so we ask that you not bring 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. Please contact us at info@americangrownflowers.org and let us know so that on the night of the event we have the correct name on our guest list.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please feel free to update your registration information by contacting us at info@americangrownflowers.org.

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

You can if you like, but we will have a record of your registration 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 or by email at info@americangrownflowers.org



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