Food Cooperatives

Loyal to Local Cooperative - Bitterroot Valley based producer cooperative with a multifarm CSA program and collaborative wholesale sales to local restaurants and groceries
Visit their website or contact manager Marcia at info@loyaltolocalbitterroot.coop
Western Montana Growers Cooperative - Missoula-based producer cooperative with over 50 participating farmers that serves entire Western half of state. Visit their website  or contact or email  grower@wmgcoop.com
 
Montana Poultry Growers Cooperative - Cooperative feed ordering, rental equipment, and USDA Certified processing facility in Hamilton. https://mtpoultrycoop.com/

Education Resources:

O'hara Commons: Education, Resource Sharing and Demonstration Gardens. 406-369-6451, 111 S. Fourth St, Hamilton, http://www.theoharacommons.org/

ABC Acres: Permaculture and children's classes. 406-210-5710, 364 S. McCarthy Loop, Hamilton, tim@abcacres.com, http://abcacres.com/

Ravalli County Extension Services406-375-6611, 215 S Fourth St, Hamilton, http://www.msuextension.org/ravalli/

AERO's Montana Food Economy Initiative: Supports the development of a regional food economy through the use of values-based supply chains and information sharing http://mtfoodeconomy.org/

 

Farm and Ranch Financial and Business Planning Support:

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority: Provides cost free business and financial planning and entrepreneurial support services which includes grants, loans, technical expertise, relocation assistance, quality workforce and more. https://rceda.org/
Missoula Community Food & Ag Coalition: CFAC develops and strengthens Missoula County’s food system and that of the surrounding region. cfacinfo@missoulacfac.org406-926-1004, http://www.missoulacfac.org/ 

 

Food Safety and GAP Education:

Alternative Energy Resources Organizationoffers workshops around the state to help farmers, producers, and business-people better understand and use updated food regulations. http://aeromt.org/food-ag/

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center: Food safety training and business development in Missoula. http://www.montana.edu/mmec/services/FSMA.html

Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center: helps Montanans innovate and grow businesses that produce and commercialize food, agricultural and renewable energy products and processes, based in Ronan. https://www.lakecountycdc.org/Food%20%26%20Ag%20Development%20Center

 

Food Processing Resources:

Moonlight Kitchens: Commercial kitchen in Missoula. cook@moonlightkitchens.com, 406-926-2720, website  

Montana Poultry Growers Cooperative: USDA certified Processing in Hamilton, rental mobile processing equipment, and cooperative feed buying, website

Hamilton Senior Center Commercial Kitchen820 North 4th Street, 406-363-5181, Facebook Page

Ravalli County Fairgrounds Commercial Kitchen 100 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, (406) 363-3411fairgrounds@rc.mt.gov

 

Ag Worker Health:

Ag Worker Health and Services: This affordable, income-based clinic for all agriculture workers is located at 9801 Valley Grove Dr., on the west side of Highway 93 just north of Lolo. For more information, call 273-4633 or visit their Website

 

 Have resources to add to our list? Please contact Amy at 406-961-3025 or amy.hutton1@montana.edu