Montana

Bozeman (Gallatin County)

Gallatin Valley Botanical [Matt & Jacy Rothschiller]
34651 Frontage Road
406.599.2361
www.gallatinvalleybotanical.com

Three Hearts Farm [Hicks family]
2111 Love Lane
517.290.1074
https://www.threeheartsfarm.com

Towne’s Harvest Garden of the Montana State University Friends of Local Foods [Chaz Holt]
MSU Horticulture Farm
West Garfield Avenue
406.396.0873
http://townesharvest.montana.edu/index.html

Corvallis (Ravalli County)

Yourganic Farm [Leon Stangl & Pam Watts]
1550 Chaffin Road
406.961.5452
http://yourganicfarm.com

Fort Shaw (Cascade County)

Groundworks Farm [Eric & Audra Bergman]
8 Clark Street
406.590.0508
http://groundworksfarmmt.com

Hamilton (Ravalli County)

Homestead Organics Farm [Laura Garber & Paul Madeen]
175 Skalkaho Highway
406.363.6677
www.homegrownmontana.org/homestead.html

Missoula (Missoula County)

Garden City Harvest [Kristina Swanson]
103 Hickory Street
406.523.3663
www.gardencityharvest.org

Plains (Sanders County)

Deluge Farm [Elan Love & Victoria Werner]
871 Cottonwood Creek Road
406.741.5680
http://delugefarm.com

Power, near Great Falls (Teton County)

Prairie Heritage Farm [Jacob & Courtney Cowgill]
On the Fairfield Bench
406.396.1261
www.prairieheritagefarm.com

Whitefish (Flathead County)

Purple Frog Gardens [Pam Gerwe & Mike Jopek]
170 Blanchard Lake Drive
406.862.0621
www.purplefroggardens.com

Two Bear Farm [Todd & Rebecca Ulizio]
1978 K M Ranch Road
406.370.2890
http://twobearfarm.com

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products.  Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.

Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products.  This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150.

Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997.  The Robyn Van En Center maintains a data base of Community Supported Agriculture farms, now numbering over 1400 farms,  which is easily searched.  CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm convenient to your home using this directory.

 

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