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Who Makes Root Cellar Run: Jackie Jones July 10, 2018

On a typical day at the Root Cellar Foods warehouse, Jackie Jones can be found washing greens, processing vegetables, packaging the finished product, and delivering the goods, all with a smile and a chuckle. Jackie, while extremely hardworking is also a light hearted employee, one that brightens up the day with a joke or a sarcastic quip. She admits that is a self proclaimed idealist in a passive way, and even as a jokester, she can be slightly introverted. When…

Who Makes Root Cellar Run: Steve Wenzel June 12, 2018

Root Cellar Foods is a strong team of passionate individuals. Wondering who the rockstars are behind those beautifully processed veggies? Welcome to the first edition of our new blog series: Who Makes Root Cellar Run. Meet Root Cellar’s self proclaimed ” go-to guy” Steve Wenzel. Steve started working at Root Cellar two and a half years ago. What gets Steve out of bed in the morning, you ask? “The dawn, the hope that the coming day will bring opportunities to…

How Root Cellar Foods Bridges the Gap Between Farm and School May 4, 2018

I had the opportunity to visit local Bozeman public school Monforton last week and witness first-hand that kids will choose fresh veggies and enjoy them if they taste good. Seems simple right? When I was in elementary school (1990s), I remember vegetables being nonexistent and the only fruit I can recall were mealy, tasteless red delicious apples or a syrupy filled “fruit cup.” Though there is still a long way to go, it is inspiring to see local vegetables be…

Terra Greens May 3, 2018

Dan Moore, owner of Terra Greens located in Manhattan, MT is thrilled to begin his third season of farming. Moore runs the operation mostly solo, with some help from his family. Moore has long had an interest in growing food and started his own garden as an eight year old. In his adult life, Moore made his living maintaining golf courses, which he insists are “just a big fancy garden.” Moore made his mark by developing gardens to service the…

Alpine Organic April 24, 2018

Dawn Sampson and Dave McCarson are the owners of Alpine Organic Farm, located on over forty acres of land outside of Three Forks. Dawn is an avid gardener and enjoys cooking with fresh picked garden veggies and herbs. She started planting vegetable and flower seeds in a shoebox as a child. While that was fun, growing vegetables and herbs on a large scale to provide to the local community is a real thrill for her. In addition to having a passion for growing…

Three Hearts Farm July 22, 2014

Three Hearts Farm is a diversified vegetable farm between Bozeman and Belgrade. The farm is certified by the USDA as organic, and despite that, it follows more stringent, sustainable, organic growing practices in every aspect of its operations. Three Hearts in fact has sustainability as its overarching goal: it uses permaculture practices, grows its own manure, grows diversified crops, rotates crop, uses poultry for manure and pest control, sells all of produce within 150 miles of the farm. Nothing but…

Gallatin Grown July 22, 2014

Gallatin Grown knows the importance of local agriculture. Walt Sales is a 4th generation farmer and rancher on land that his great grandfather homesteaded in the mid 1800’s. Travis and Melissa Stuber, Walt’s son-in-law and daughter, have recently taken over the vegetable portion of the land, know as Gallatin Grown. We love the land and are committed to conservation through sustainable, healthy farm techniques. The current trend in farming is toward smaller, localized producers, and we’re working hard to see that…

Strike Farms July 22, 2014

Strike Farms, formed by Dylan Strike, was created in order to have a meaningful lifestyle that revolves around growing food, creating art, and building community. We are currently leasing five acres of land from Tom and May Heriza who, along with their four daughters, have to be the most generous and kind people in the Gallatin Valley. Their decision to work with us in our start up years has helped us overcome the impossibility of purchasing overpriced land. Not only does leasing…

Amaltheia Dairy July 22, 2014

In 2005, Amaltheia received its organic status through Montana Department of Agriculture and the USDA. Amaltheia had always used organic practices, so converting to organic status was an easy transition. Also in 2005, Amaltheia started selling composted organic manure to local CSA’s, gardeners, garden shops, etc. by the pickup load and bagged. This was the first step in the zero emissions concept. Now, the manure is composted to organic standards, turned three times in fifteen days while maintaining a temperature…

Gallatin Valley Botanical July 22, 2014

Gallatin Valley Botanical is a small farm in Bozeman, Montana dedicated to the sustainable production of high quality produce. We started our farm with a shared love of each other, eating well, and the earth and have been providing beautiful fresh produce to our community since 2003. Our CSA has become the backbone of our farm, helping to bring in steady, year round income. We work with nature to maintain soil fertility and balance insect pest problems, using crop rotation,…

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