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

 

Bitterroot Ag Producers:

PRODUCE, FLORENCE

 

Terra Luna Farm

Paula & David Colledge

PO Box 1122, Florence

406-531-2978

ponderosaore@msn.com

http://www.terralunafarms.com/

At TerraLuna Farms we grow veggies and fruits without herbicides, pesticides or  chemical fertilizers. As members of Homegrown (Montana Sustainable Growers' Union), we have pledged to  manage our operations in accordance with the ten basic guidelines.



PRODUCE, STEVENSVILLE

 

Blue Willow Farm

Kimberly & Kevin Stevenson-Yorke

943 Leese Lane, Stevensville

406-381-8172

bluewillowfarms@gmail.com

Specialists in natural Montana summer weddings and events since 1998. Organic cut flowers, dried flowers, perennial plants, fine culinary and medicinal herbs, and specialty edibles available April through October. Visit us at the Clark Fork River Market in Missoula. Wholesale and direct. Farm visits by appointment.

 

Brave Bear Farm

Lindsay & Jeremiah Jordan

475 Cub Court, Stevensville

406-363-8071

bravebearfarm@gmail.com

http://bravebearfarm.wixsite.com/brave-bear-farm

We specialize in sustainably grown flowers and mixed veggies, available at the Hamilton Farmer's Market and through veggie shares purchased directly from the farm. We are committed to bio-intensive, sustainable growing practices.  

 

Diamond Bar D Ranch

Bev Clagett

851 Middle Burnt Fork Rd, Stevensville

406-544-3763

bevclagett@yahoo.com

One person small scale operation utilizing no till raised bed gardens in a greenhouse, high tunnel and outdoors growing fruits, vegetables and herbs exclusively using organic growing practices. Previously a member of Homegrown. Currently a vendor at the Hamilton Farmers Market.

 

Farmgurl Farmette

Sandy Gates

420 College St, Stevensville

828-777-6480

Farmgurl Farmette grows seasonal vegetables and herbs to feed real food to real people. We also teach kids classes as well a creating artcards.

 

Longview Farm

Ralph, Sharon, & Russell Johnson

2961 Hunters Ln, Stevensville

406-396-0618

smmjohnson@cybernet1.com

Apples, peaches, green beans, pumpkins, and Ravalli hops

 

McPherson Farm

Elaine & Hans McPherson

457 Willoughby Rd, Stevensville

406-777-1378 Jeanie 406-381-2773 Hans

mcphersonfarm@gmail.com

Large producer of sweet corn, potatoes and squash as well as other seasonal vegetables. Visit farmstand (457 Willoughby) or find at Hamilton Farmers' Markets. We also have hay and pork for sale.

 

Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co.

Kenneth Meyers, Katelyn Madden, & Max Smith

498 Cash Drive, Stevensville

406-214-6664

max@missoulagrainandvegetable.com, kmeyers86@gmail.com, maddenkma@gmail.com

http://www.missoulagrainandvegetable.com/

We grow certified organic produce in packaged containers for grocery stores, washed and bagged produce for restaurants, and boxes of produce for members of our farm.

Our roots: beets, carrots, garlic, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, shallots and turnips

Our shoots: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages (red, green and napa), cauliflower and kohlrabi

Our fruits: fava beans, cucumber, eggplant, peas, peppers (sweet and hot), tomatoes (slicing, heirloom, cherry), winter squash and zucchini

Our greens: arugula, bok choy, chard, cilantro, collards, kale, lettuces, spicy greens, and spinach

Our grains: quinoa, fava bean, and black garbanzo/chickpea with an interest in other heritage wheat and legume varieties.

 

Red Gate Garlic

Ted & Shawn Ryan

4606 Watt Ln, Stevensville

406-529-3610

ted@redgategarlic.com

http://www.redgategarlic.com/

We currently grow and sell 6 varieties of garlic in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. Our garlic is lovingly planted, nurtured and harvested entirely by hand. We are Certified Naturally Grown and use organic and sustainable growing methods, striving to conserve and improve our land, as well as provide a healthy environment for our family and our garlic.

 

Woolly Locust Farm & Garden

Roger & Anne Flatmo

673 Ridge Rd.  Stevensville

546-8554

wlfarmandgarden@cybernet1.com

Organically grown lettuce, mizuna, broccoli, peas, Swiss chard, radicchio, green beans, pickling cucumbers, yard long green beans, eggplant, beets, hot peppers, amaranth, squash, tomatoes (various types and colors), painted mountain corn, sweet corn, teddy bear sunflowers. Homemade soaps, mustards, hot pepper jelly, green tomato relish. We are at the Stevi and Msla Fmrs Mkts. Will sell from farm x1/week. Visits by apt. only. Offering a limited number of CSA's - sign up asap.



PRODUCE, VICTOR



Hidden Valley Herbals

Rebecca Richter

406-546-8091

montananirvana@gmail.com

Providing hand-crafted natural medicines and body care products derived from home-grown and wildcrafted herbs in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. We create natural, safe and effective herb-based medicine and body care products. Our goal is to either grow or wildcraft product ingredients ourselves or source them from local producers--always choosing organic and/or the most unadulterated options.

 

Jill's Garden

Jill Davies

329 McVey Rd, Victor

406-642-3601

rivercare@blackfoot.net

Organic garden vegetables and strawberries, not certified, sold to email list by weekly order, also locally adapted, heirloom seeds.

 

Lifeline Produce

Lucy Brieger & Steve Elliot

120 Sizer Ln, Victor

406-642-3943

https://lifelineproduce.com/

Garden vegetables, bedding plants, and organic lamb and beef (see listing under Meat). Available June – October. Call for direct sales. Also available at Super One (Stevensville) and Missoula Farmer’s Market. Farm visitors welcome but please call first. Members of Homegrown. Over 35 years producing.



PRODUCE, CORVALLIS

 

Bitterroot Valley Greens

Brian and Daphne Jackson

445 Quast Lane, Corvallis

208-859-1882

nextgenventuring@gmail.com

A greenhouse-based produce business working toward year-round vegetable production. They specialize in heirloom and cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers, but the two also grow and sell Haskap (or honeyberry) plants, a highly nutritious and delicious berry in the edible honeysuckle family.

 

Moeller’s Nursery

Glen, Sue, & Julie Moeller

946 Eastside Hwy, Corvallis

406-961-3389

Homegrown produce available in season (April – November). Specializing in super sweet corn, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, and squash. Also see listing under Garden Nurseries & Supplies. Call for direct sales, nursery hours

 

Yourganic Farm

Leon Stangl & Pam Watts

1550 Chaffin Lane, Corvallis

406-961-5452

Yourganicfarmmt@yahoo.com

Yourganicfarm.com

Diverse array of sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, no GMO's, no chemicals.  Pasture raised beef, pork and lamb. Sausage making classes second and third Saturday of January.  Farm to garden consulting.



PRODUCE, HAMILTON

 

ABC Acres

Tim Southwell

364 S. McCarthy Loop, Hamilton

406-210-5710

tim@abcacres.com

http://abcacres.com/

A permaculture farm in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. Sustainable food production, healthy living systems, and ecological design is what we are all about.

 

Big Mountain Mushrooms

Meredith Preston & Matt Aden

(406) 363-8513

Organically grown gourmet edible and medicinal mushrooms

Deerhaven Farms

Karen Coombs & John Schneeberger

120 Deerhaven Dr., Hamilton

406-363-0773

schnee2@montana.com

Homegrown mixed vegetables, herbs, and bedding plants. Available at the end of April – September. Call for direct sales. Also available at Hamilton Farmer’s Market and Clark Fork River Market. Producing since 1984.

 

Homestead Organics

Laura Garber

175 Skalkaho Rd, Hamilton

406-363-6627

homesteadorganicsmt@gmail.com

https://www.homesteadorganicsmt.com/

Certified organic mixed vegetables since 1999. Sold direct through Community Supported Agriculture program, Hamilton Farmers' Market, and farm stand open Tuesday 2-7pm. Farm tours by appointment. Catering and on-farm commercial kitchen available for your event.

 

Ian and Ellen’s Farm

Ellen Thomas & Ian Hullings

Otis Lane, Hamilton

406-396-1917

grow_withtheflow@yahoo.com

 

Kangaroo House Gardens

Helen and Peter Allen

131 Deerhaven Drive, Hamilton

(406) 381-4753

wombat@cybernet1.com

Kangaroo House Gardens is a micro-farm outside Hamilton, Montana, selling produce, flowers, and breads, primarily through the Hamilton Farmers Market. Small producers of pesticide-free fruits and mixed vegetables, dahlias.

 

Meadowlark Farm

Davin & Julia Athman

250 Meadowlark Ln, Hamilton

406-640-3276

pumpkins@MeadowlarkFarmMT.com

http://www.meadowlarkfarmmt.com/

Pick your own pumpkin patch and sweet corn, Lowline Angus beef, hay, decorative cornstalks and gourds.

 

Mill Crick Farm

Randi Mark

153 Dutch Hill Rd, Hamilton

406-961-8861

millcrickfarm@gmail.com

www.millcrickfarm.com

Providing homegrown-certified produce and cut flowers fresh to local grocers, the Hamilton Farmers Market, and neighbors at an onsite farm stand and CSA.

 

Sweetroot Farm

Mary and Noah

76 Bell Lane, Hamilton

406-493-7211

farmers@sweetroot.farm

http://www.sweetroot.farm/

 

The Scented Garden

Sandie Fleischmann

285 Grundy Lane, Hamilton

406-363-7405

Organic vegetable bedding plants, annual & perennial bedding plants (available mid-April – September). Dried flowers (see listing under Flowers). Available year round. Hanging baskets, deck pots, public display gardens. Call or visit greenhouse for direct sales. Also available at Hamilton Farmer’s Market. 40 years producing. Contact Sandie for information on growing organically.

 

West Naturals

Tara and Robert West

567 Chappy Ct, Hamilton

406-361-0783

westnaturals@yahoo.com

Spring flower baskets, mixed vegetables, specialty tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, melons, green peppers, hot peppers, and cut flowers. Available May through October at Hamilton, Stevensville, and Missoula Farmer’s Markets. 15 years producing.

 

Woodside Farm Winter Garden

Valerie & Paul Dannels

876 Hwy 93, Hamilton

406-360-0770, 406-360-0056

thewinterfarm@gmail.com  

Find us on Facebook at Woodside Farm

Organically grown greens from our innovative (Solviva) greenhouse offered in winter. Contact us to be placed on email list, order from Email list of available produce that we send out, pickup Friday from noon - 5pm. We also sell eggs.



PRODUCE, DARBY

 

Great Divide Farm

Kasi and Jesse Crocker

3336 Wright Way, Darby

406-360-7915

jesse@datamongers.net

http://greatdividefarm.com/

Kasi and Jesse grow also grow a large assortment of potato varieties, salad mixes, flowers, strawberries, squash, garlic and onions

 

Myriah Farms

Jeanette Hunter

406-821-0888

Jeanette specializes in microgreens which she grows from organic seeds such as sunflower, arugula, broccoli, kale, and radish. She also offers other organic produce including watermelon and “Luscious” bicolor organic sweet corn.



FRUIT

 

Allen Ranch Montana Vineyard

Rod & Linda Allen

203 Cartright way, Hamilton

406-360-3690

rlallen1103@live.com

 

Betterroot Cider Bar & Orchard

Jesse Spaulding & Hannah Weinert

5066 Hoblitt Ln, Florence

406-830-1146

betterrootmt@gmail.com

http://betterroot.com/

 

Billingsley Cider Orchard

Michael Billingsley

4532 Corvette, Lane Stevensville

406-531-4859

billingsleycider@gmail.com

 

Bitterroot Cannery

Dorothy Parker

Hamilton

406961-4276

 

Blue Moon Orchard

Brenda and Rod Murray

1397 Wheelbarrow Creek Rd, Stevensville

(406) 777-3326

brenrod75@hotmail.com

Apples, pie cherries, plums, pears, apricots, raspberries. Mid-June through Oct. Call for availability. Email us to be put on our availability list.

 

Cherry Apple Farm

Bosco

250 Chads Road, Hamilton

406-363-6139

gotpigz@gmail.com

Organic fruit, cider, and naturally raised pork. Available year round. Call for direct sales.

 

Cider’s Orchard

David & Noemi Bassler

227 Surrey Lane, Florence

406-273-3134

Organic Mcintosh and Spartan apples. 40 lb. boxes. Available late-September - mid-October. Call for direct sales. Call early in September to place order. Delivery in the Bitterroot Valley from Hamilton north. Farm visitors by appointment. Producing since 1992.

 

Corvillis Hills Orchard

Art & Nancy Callan

935 Corvallis Hills Drive, Corvallis

406-961-4652

artcallan@hotmail.com

 

Emanuel Vineyard

Linda & Mark Bennett

200 Blodgett Camp Rd, Hamilton

flyingbstone@hotmail.com

Planted in 2010, this vineyard includes sixteen varieties of cold hardy hybrid grapes including Marquette, Frontenac, St. Croix, Orange Muscat, Leon Millot, and St. Pippin.  The Bennett’s have been pioneers in the burgeoning grape growing industry in Ravalli County with this home vineyard and private winery.

 

Fenced-Out Mule Deer Vineyards

Al & Selma Putnam

822 Promise Ln, Corvallis

961-3285, 381-6480

putnam.alan80@gmail.com

Tree fruits, berries, and vegetables. Call for availability. Producing since 2005

 

Frost Top Orchard

Al & Mary Pernichele

634 Quast Lane, Corvallis

406-961-1509

pernichele@msn.com

Spanning over ten acres Frost Top Orchards grows several varieties of apples treasured by locals including MacIntosh, Honey Crisp, Spartan and Cortlands to name a few.  In addition to providing fresh apples to Bitterroot residents, pressed juice is used to make both fresh and hard cider by local businesses including Montana Ciderworks, Backroads Cider and a Bozeman distiller that blends the juice with whiskey. Utilizing integrated pest management (IPM) growing methods, and producing since 1998.

 

Healthy Harvest Fruits

Jan & Frank Wehrli

579 Porter Hill Road, Stevensville

406-546-4851

hhfruits@gmail.com

Organic Apples (Macintosh and other varieties), pears, plums, sweet cherries, mixed vegetables (see listing under Vegetables & Herbs). No pesticides. Available July – September at Stevensville Farmer’s Market. Call for direct sales. Producing since 1989

 

Home Acres Orchard

Pam Clevenger & Kurt Welbourne

839 Groff Lane, Stevensville

406-777-2831

Apples & pears. Available August – December. Sold at the Good Food Store, Clark Fork market, and direct from the farm. Call for direct sales. Member Montana Sustainable Grower's Union. Producing since 1990.

 

Luna Llena Orchard

Rich Torquemada

256 El Capitan Loop, Stevensville 

richtorque@gmail.com

 

Montana CiderWorks

Lee McAlpine

Box 3 Sula, MT 59871

406-360-5078

mtcw@wildblue.net

http://www.montanacider.com/

Montana CiderWorks is a bonded winery located in Darby, Montana. We offer exceptional English-style ciders crafted from Bitterroot Valley apples and other local fruits. We support sustainable agriculture and the preservation of open spaces in our beautiful valley.

 

Mountain View Orchards

Charles & Julie Swanson

1775 Mountain View Orchard Rd., Corvallis, Mt. 59828

406-961-3434, cell 369-3184

mcintoshcider@gmail.com

https://sites.google.com/site/mountainvieworchards/

20+ varieties of apples, mid-Aug to Jan. Fresh apple cider Sept - Oct. Integrated Pest Management growing methods. Direct sales during apple season Mon-Sun 9am-5pm. Also at Msla Fmrs' Mkt and Apple Days in Hamilton and local grocery stores. Producing since 1907. Call or email for types of distillery products.




HONEY

 

Apiaries of Montana

Karry & Lezlee Zimmerman

405 Grantsdale Rd, Hamilton

406-375-9443

honey@montana.com

 

Bee Happy Honey Farm

Tracie & Richard Norman

743 Sheafman Creek Rd, Hamilton

(406) 360-1393

tracie.e.norman@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/BeeHappyHoneyFarms/

Vineyard and raw, local wildflower and knapweed honey in half pint, pint and quart glass jars.

 

Prairie Sunshine Honey

Eric & Brenda Buchholz

250 Silverbow Drive, Victor

406-642-3535

pshoney@prairiesunshinehoney.com     

www.prairiesunshinehoney.com

Available year round at Super One (Hamilton & Stevensville), Rainbow’s End, IGA (Hamilton & Stevensville), Darby People’s Market, Victor Merc. Producing since 1989.  3rd generation honey producers.

 

MEAT & DAIRY



ABC Acres

Tim Southwell

364 S. McCarthy Loop, Hamilton

406-210-5710

tim@abcacres.com

http://abcacres.com/

Beef, Pork, Eggs.

 

Bitterroot Red Lowlines

Kim Marthens

4776 Store Lane, Stevensville

406 207-0463

spmustangs@cybernet1.com

www.bitterrootredlowlinecattle.com

Offering purebred/percentage red angus lowline breeding stock

 

Cherry Apple Farm

Bosco

250 Chads Road, Hamilton

406-363-6139

gotpigz@gmail.com

Organic fruit, cider, and naturally raised pork. Available year round. Call for direct sales.

 

Farmstead Hollow

Megan

406-369-1145

farmsteadhollow@gmail.com  

www.farmsteadhollow.com  

Heritage kunekune pigs and pork in Hamilton

 

Homestead Organics

Laura Garber

175 Skalkaho Rd, Hamilton

406-363-6627

homesteadorganicsmt@gmail.com

https://www.homesteadorganicsmt.com/

Certified organic, free-range chicken, turkey, and beef.

 

Joyful Pumpkins Farm

Amy Hutton

406-544-7074

joyfulpumpkins@gmail.com

joyfulpumpkinsfarm.com

Pastured, holistically managed lamb and rabbits in Hamilton.



Lifeline Creamery and Farm Store

Ernie Harvey & Jenn Holmes

2427 Meridian Road, Victor

406-642-9717

lifelinefarm@msn.com     

www.lifelinefarm.com

Certified organic, biodynamic dairy (cheese, butter & milk), beef, pork, sausage (see listing under Meat). Available year round. Sold at Rainbow’s End, Hamilton Marketplace, Super One (Hamilton and Stevensville), Clark Fork River Market, and Missoula Farmer’s Market. Farm visitors by appointment only. Producing since 1978. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm.

 

Living River Farms

Stevensville

406-565-1809

livingriverfarms@gmail.com

http://www.livingriverfarms.com/

We locally produce pastured chicken and grass fed beef products in Montana, raised as natural as possible: Never fed or injected with any hormone, steroid or antibiotic. Always humanely raised with room to roam new pastures daily for the animal’s health and yours!

 

Moose Springs Farm

Jim & Amy Grassey

Stevensville

406-459-2321

info@moosespringsfarm.com

http://moosespringsfarm.com/

Moose Springs Farm is a small sustainable family farm in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana producing lamb and pork.

 

Oxbow Cattle Company

Bart & Wendy Morris

10950 Oral Zumwalt Way, Missoula

406-546-6382

oxbowcattleco@gmail.com

http://www.oxbowcattleco.com/

We produce healthy, natural grass-finished beef near Missoula, Montana, and take pride in treating our land and animals with the utmost respect.



Tucker Family Farm

Allison Dembek

302 Blair Lane, Victor

370-8779

creamery@tuckerfamilyfarm.com

http://www.tuckerfamilyfarm.com/

At Tucker Family Farm you'll find some of Montana's finest pigs and sheep grazing on sustainably managed pastures at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains.  Providing pork, lamb and cave-aged sheep cheese to customers in Western Montana, Tucker Family Farms is one of the largest homestead sheep dairies in the country.

 

Wild Rose Emu Farm

Joe and Clover Quinn

284 Rose Lane, Hamilton

406-363-1710

clover@wildroseemu.com

http://www.wildroseemuranch.com/

At Wild Rose Emu Ranch, we are home to approximately 120 emus. We take the utmost pride in the quality of our products. From our 100% pure emu oil and skin care products to our emu eggs, steaks, fillets and ground meat, we maintain the highest quality and only sell products that we can personally recommend. The emu is 95% usable, providing healthy red emu meat as well as a remarkable emu oil for skin and internal uses; a strong, supple leather; silky and bristly feathers; and 5 ½ inch dark green eggs.

 

Yourganic Farm

Leon Stangl & Pam Watts

1550 Chaffin Lane, Corvallis

406-961-5452

Yourganicfarmmt@yahoo.com

Yourganicfarm.com

Diverse array of sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, no GMO's, no chemicals.  Pasture raised beef, pork and lamb. Sausage making classes second and third Saturday of January.  Farm to garden consulting.

 

 

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