lodging & Travel


Conference location


The 2017 Alaska State Farmers Market Organizers Conference

hopes to bring together farmers market organizers, farmers, state

agencies and partner organizations to share information and

strengthen state farmers market networks.


Join us in March at the amazing waterfront Second Star Event Facility in Homer,

Alaska. With sweeping views of the bay, full kitchen, sauna, and onsite theatre,

we are planning a one of a kind experience for participants. Scholarship recipients

will be housed on site. Many thanks to the generosity of the management!


getting to homer


Homer is located 225 miles south of Anchorage- around 4-5 hour drive during the winter, depending on the weather.  There are several daily flights into Homer from Anchorage (RAVN Airlines).  Car rentals from the Anchorage airport are relatively cheap this time of year as well.  


Once you're in Homer, you'll most likely want a car or bike- the conference facility is about 3 miles from town, and we have no public transportation.  Bike paths are easily accessed from the site.  Car rentals are available from the Homer Airport, as well as off site at Adventure Car Rentals (they will leave cars at the airport for customers)


Places to Stay in Homer


Homer offers a variety of accommodations- the choices are endless! We've negotiated special rates with the following supporters:


  • Lands End Resort - "Land’s End Resort welcomes the Alaska State Farmer’s Market Organizers to Homer.   Land’s End Resort is offering a 15% discount for conference attendees.  Call 235-0400 Ext. 1, reference the State Farmer’s Market Conference discount and choose your room type. 
  • Homer Bed & Breakfast Association - HBBA is offering discounted rates for participants.  Take a look through the offerings and determine which B&B best suits you.  Next give Pat Malone a call at: 907- 399-6075 to make your reservation. She can answer any questions you might have- just reference the conference.  The participants will receive a confirmation email and can coordinate with the B&B owners for transportation, arrival time and special requests


Farmers Market

Homer, Alaska