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County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers

County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers Located on the county line and the rail line in Western Montana, County Rail Farm grows fresh, high quality flowers and produce. @countyrailfarm

Come see us at the Clark Fork River Market under the Higgins Bridge in Missoula every Saturday from 8am-1pm, May to October! You can enjoy our produce at the Missoula Farmers Market, through our Farm Share CSA, or via the Western MT Growers Coop. Visit our website for photos, blog, and more information about our farm.

Operating as usual

We’re here at @clarkforkrivermarket until 1pm! Come by for tulips and ranuncs and produce (arugula galore!), we’d love t...
05/07/2022

We’re here at @clarkforkrivermarket until 1pm! Come by for tulips and ranuncs and produce (arugula galore!), we’d love to see you.
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ID: view of the market stand with tulips out front and center

See you TOMORROW at the first @clarkforkrivermarket of the season! We’ll be in the same spot, across from Dragon’s Hollo...
05/06/2022

See you TOMORROW at the first @clarkforkrivermarket of the season! We’ll be in the same spot, across from Dragon’s Hollow, under our big purple tent.
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Big thanks to everyone who stopped by on Wednesday for some flowers - more tomorrow! Plus arugula, shallots, garlic…
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ID: Tracy, Steph, and Imogen behind a big table of flowers, under the market tent.
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📷 @fieldfiveflowers

05/04/2022

We’re here at Dear Mama @westerncider til 8! Come by and grab a bundle for the week, weekend, for you or for someone you love ❤️
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ID: video of a market style booth filled with colorful flowers

See you tomorrow at Western Cider for Dear Mama 4-8pm! @fieldfiveflowers is bringing all the color - find us outside 🌷🌷🌷...
05/04/2022

See you tomorrow at Western Cider for Dear Mama 4-8pm! @fieldfiveflowers is bringing all the color - find us outside 🌷🌷🌷 and get there early to glimpse our special guest (feat. in photo #3)!
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ID: photos of bright red and cream tulips, and one of Imogen and Tracy. Last slide of all the makers headed to Dear Mama tomorrow

Basil for your garden, via the @clarkforkrivermarket in a few weeks! Can’t say no to these perfect little squares with p...
05/03/2022

Basil for your garden, via the @clarkforkrivermarket in a few weeks! Can’t say no to these perfect little squares with perfect little packages of potential this morning.
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#marketstarts #realorganic #smellsliketeenspirit #andcaprese #andatinybitoffishemulsion #yum
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ID: photo from above a tray of small basil seedlings, just getting their true leaves

I love what I do. Market starts next weekend, May 7th! See you at Cara’s Park bright and squirrely 8am-1pm. In the mean ...
04/29/2022

I love what I do. Market starts next weekend, May 7th! See you at Cara’s Park bright and squirrely 8am-1pm. In the mean time, swing by the farm stand.
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#arugula #organic #montana
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ID: a bowl of fresh green arugula cut from the field it’s sitting in

Three generations, plus some heirloom daffs. Big thanks to @cstanbar and Alan for weeks of help around the house, in the...
04/28/2022

Three generations, plus some heirloom daffs. Big thanks to @cstanbar and Alan for weeks of help around the house, in the flower world, and with building projects this spring… and Imogen hanging of course.
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ID: Bethany, Imogen, and Cathi stand behind a table full of heirloom narcissus

Stocking up the farm stand this morning - arugula, tulips, garlic, @longstepfarm eggs, shallots, and @hinduhillbilly hon...
04/27/2022

Stocking up the farm stand this morning - arugula, tulips, garlic, @longstepfarm eggs, shallots, and @hinduhillbilly honey! Stop by anytime, dawn til dusk everyday.
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#farmstand #montana #honorsystemfarmstand #organic #arugulatho

First wholesale tulip order of the season for @farm.to.florist.montana out the door! This is what 2500 stems in one fram...
04/26/2022

First wholesale tulip order of the season for @farm.to.florist.montana out the door! This is what 2500 stems in one frame looks like 🌷🌈🌷
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Shout out to @nightpiebaking and @heathcommasteph who have bunched and harvested most of these bbs the last week!
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#organicflowers #bloomsday #montana #tulips
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ID: tulips in a box truck, taken from above, in many colors and textures

Flowers are nice and all but bury me here in the middle of the arugula.ID: a block of arugula in a tunnel, looking thick...
04/23/2022

Flowers are nice and all but bury me here in the middle of the arugula
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ID: a block of arugula in a tunnel, looking thick and fine

Pardon me, your highness.ID: close up of a white ranunculus
04/19/2022

Pardon me, your highness
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ID: close up of a white ranunculus

Mamas Day Tulip Brunch is just a couple weeks away! Reserve a spot for you and your loved one(s) for three courses with ...
04/18/2022

Mamas Day Tulip Brunch is just a couple weeks away! Reserve a spot for you and your loved one(s) for three courses with us and Paige from @true_food_missoula, in our tulip tunnel, surrounded by blooms (we hope - tell the weather to cooperate). Link in bio 💕
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ID: a long table, flowers down the middle and plates and silverware laid out. People sit down the sides, under the frame of a high tunnel
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#mamasday #brunch #farmtotable #montana #springblooms #tulipbrunch #organic

Chag Sameach! Grab some flowers and eggs for your second Seder, or Easter Sunday, or whatever else you’re celebrating th...
04/16/2022

Chag Sameach! Grab some flowers and eggs for your second Seder, or Easter Sunday, or whatever else you’re celebrating this weekend. The farmstand is stocked! Thanks to our friends at Long Step Farm for the extra eggs, you guys are awesome!
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We also have some gorgeous peachy bundles on their way to @threebaleshomesupply riiiiiight now.
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ID: Tulips and daffodils in the cooler at the farmstand along with a basket of small items and a teal watering can

Come celebrate mamas moms mothers eemas babas of all sorts with us! May 8th, Mama’s Day Tulip Brunch with @true_food_mis...
04/15/2022

Come celebrate mamas moms mothers eemas babas of all sorts with us! May 8th, Mama’s Day Tulip Brunch with @true_food_missoula.
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Friends friends we are so excited to host events at the farm again!
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ID: Bethany in a multi colored quilt coat supports Imogen, standing and reaching for bunched tulips at Three Bales in Missoula.

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Happy Sunday! A day when we rest, reset, and make a list for the week. But first we sway at the window and watch the sno...
04/10/2022

Happy Sunday! A day when we rest, reset, and make a list for the week. But first we sway at the window and watch the snow glow in the sunrise.
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ID: a dusting of snow covers the ground, a budding maple in the foreground, tunnels out back, and blue skies above at sunrise

… And some mornings be like this. Our tomato tunnel might not be *quite* as organized as it usually is this year. But it...
04/07/2022

… And some mornings be like this. Our tomato tunnel might not be *quite* as organized as it usually is this year. But it’ll be delicious!
(Garden start people, don’t you worry, none of these mixed up trays are headed your way. You’ll get what you order!)
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#whoops #alwaysaskforhelptracy
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ID: view of the floor of the greenhouse where 8 trays of tomato seedling are sprawled out after a massive table tumble

Got my sh* together last night and we’re finally ready for your garden start orders! Pick up is in early May and June, w...
04/06/2022

Got my sh* together last night and we’re finally ready for your garden start orders! Pick up is in early May and June, when you’ll have the greatest success of planting out. We will have plenty of other starts at market and we can get you tomatoes and peppers as soon as you want them (ok not right now but in a couple weeks)!
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ID: screenshots of the online store where tomato, pepper, flower, and cucumber varieties are listed
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#growyourown #tomatoplants #gardensinthegardencity #montanagardens

Nibs’ ball crop is a little worse for wear in the rose tunnel….ID: a broken tennis ball sits between tulips beds in a la...
04/05/2022

Nibs’ ball crop is a little worse for wear in the rose tunnel…
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ID: a broken tennis ball sits between tulips beds in a large covered tunnel
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#farmdogs #tennislovers

**UPDATE: SOLD OUT!** Our V E S S E L + BLOOM 4-week Tulip CSA has two more spots available! With four weeks of tulips y...
04/01/2022

**UPDATE: SOLD OUT!** Our V E S S E L + BLOOM 4-week Tulip CSA has two more spots available! With four weeks of tulips you also get one of these gorgeous @omo________ vases. It feels and looks like real spring over here, but we all know that it could snow tomorrow. So we’re loving these moody colors for moody Montana weather!
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ID: dark parrot tulips spread their petals in a multi-hue gray vase, sitting on a wood table against a white wash wall.
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#montana #flowers #organicflowers #babescollab

Finally getting into the field today! This time of year I always feel a little behind, a little anxious, a little weedy....
04/01/2022

Finally getting into the field today! This time of year I always feel a little behind, a little anxious, a little weedy. But this year in particular. We’re actually doing great and right on track for *most* crops, but that warm dry spring, social media holes, and tiny human hands have me stirring… if I let them. Anyone else need to reality check a few times a day every April?
Xoxo, me too.
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ID: a freshly cultivated field in front of the high tunnels, the orange tractor bucket just visible in the right corner
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#organicag #montana #springbrowns #springcleaning

03/31/2022

Just a little shoulder gnome now
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ID: Imogen looks over Tracy’s shoulder from her backpack carrier as Tracy pots up tomatoes

03/30/2022

Just prop me up right here forever please thanks.
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ID: imogen sits between Tracy’s legs watching her throw a frisbee for Nibs, who catches it in the distance

Somebody woke up on the bright side of the bed today - German Hardy hardneck, I do love you so..ID: a bed of bright gree...
03/29/2022

Somebody woke up on the bright side of the bed today - German Hardy hardneck, I do love you so.
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ID: a bed of bright green garlic plants popping up through dark soil and mulch
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#organicgarlic #montana #vampiredesert

🧡🚜🧡.ID: Imogen sits in Tracy’s lap on a bright orange tractor. She’s holding the wheel as if she’s driving (like a pro)
03/26/2022

🧡🚜🧡
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ID: Imogen sits in Tracy’s lap on a bright orange tractor. She’s holding the wheel as if she’s driving (like a pro)

Night grafting - cross yer fingers for me. I’ve 90% failed at grafting in the past and my approach this year is to make ...
03/24/2022

Night grafting - cross yer fingers for me. I’ve 90% failed at grafting in the past and my approach this year is to make it simple and if it works, I’m a genius, and if it doesn’t I’ll quit grafting. Seems like a great plan to me.
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ID: close up if a grafted tomato in a dark greenhouse. There’s a silicone clip holding two halves of each plant together

Headed to town with a special delivery… watch @fieldfiveflowers and @threebaleshomesupply for details!.ID: peach and pur...
03/23/2022

Headed to town with a special delivery… watch @fieldfiveflowers and @threebaleshomesupply for details!
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ID: peach and purple tulips, looking fiiiine, taken from above.

First arugula of 2022, up and roaring to go! @bittebritta 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
03/22/2022

First arugula of 2022, up and roaring to go! @bittebritta 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

03/20/2022

Happy spring, friends! Imogen and I took our busy hats for a spin to celebrate. More veggie photos coming, I promise. It’s still early y’all 🌱🌱🌱
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ID: Tracy sits cross legged on some railroad ties, Imogen in her lap. Both are wearing colorful busy hats. Tracy throws the frisbee for Nibs (off frame) and smiles at the camera while Imogen watches.

Lunchtime in the rose tunnel (which happens to be full of tulips) with MamaB and BunBun💛💛💛.ID: Bethany breastfeeds Imoge...
03/18/2022

Lunchtime in the rose tunnel (which happens to be full of tulips) with MamaB and BunBun
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ID: Bethany breastfeeds Imogen, crossed legged sitting in the aisle between beds of tulips, whose leaves are just beginning to pop through the soil. She wears a yellow hat, matching Imogen’s yellow onesie. The two following photos feature a rust colored bunny in the same scene

Slow evenings with this little one are so damn sweet. Happy 5 months Imogen! 🌱🌱🌱🌱Bethany and I have figured that we are,...
03/17/2022

Slow evenings with this little one are so damn sweet. Happy 5 months Imogen! 🌱🌱🌱🌱

Bethany and I have figured that we are, together, probably a quarter of an “on farm” person this year… and I’m not mad at it
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ID: Tracy and Imogen bend toward a bed of green plants. Tracy’s weeding, Imogen’s in it for the tactile experience.

03/12/2022

This was my primary contribution for planting today, and even I’m sore. Thanks @heathcommasteph and @nightpiebaking for the last minute extra hands! @fieldfiveflowers and I will be napping for the rest of the weekend 😅
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ID: from my vantage point sitting on the ground holding Imogen, you can see the top of her head and a tray of soil (and ranunculus) that she’s holding onto. The camera pans up to @heathcommasteph making rows for ranunculus to be planted into

The unmulched garlic beds are starting to pop! Time to finish that mulch project before it all softens too much 😬.Image ...
03/11/2022

The unmulched garlic beds are starting to pop! Time to finish that mulch project before it all softens too much 😬
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Image of rough brown soil with small green garlic plants poking through.

The forest grows… it doesn’t look like it but I’m working on our Organic Certification Renewal right now. Of the many bi...
03/07/2022

The forest grows… it doesn’t look like it but I’m working on our Organic Certification Renewal right now. Of the many bills and forms we pay/submit every spring, this is a big one in cost and importance. The National Organic Program is recognized by almost every single one of our customers, the USDA logo a solid selling point for markets and wholesale accounts. And the NOP is just a baseline, one that I am very grateful for, but it still caters to giant farms, including ones that grow mono crops for miles. The Real Organic Project @realorganicproject is an add on certification that we are proud to include on our labels. ROP asks growers more than just whether or not they use OMRI certified inputs. They ask what they do for their staff, what they do for their environment. ROP asks that we grow our crops in soil, under sunlight, and that we combat diseases and pests with crop rotation, healthy plants, and natural systems rather than just “ok-ed” pesticides. As I finish our NOP renewal, I appreciate how far we’ve come as a society in recognizing the importance of organic food AND how far we have yet to go. I’m looking at you, floral industry.
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Flower growers I’d love to hear your thoughts on organic certification... our certifiers are very well intentioned but don’t know what to do with us in the flower world (did someone say tulips?)
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#organic #organiccertification #organicflowers #paperworkforyourhealth
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ID: a closeup of young tomato plants in the greenhouse

Address

24275 Mullan Rd
Huson, MT
59846

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm

Telephone

+14062077299

Products

Certified Organic fresh vegetables and plants

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Organic Homegrown Produce, Huson MT

County Rail is a small diversified vegetable farm just west of Missoula Montana. All of County Rail Farm produce is Montana Homegrown as well as certified organic. Most importantly, we believe that good farming means healthy soil and healthy soil means healthy vegetables. Our farming practices cater to the longevity and sustainability of the land, our bodies, and our community.

Our produce is sold via the Western Montana Growers Coop throughout Montana and into Washington and Idaho at grocery stores and restaurants.

Come see us at the Clark Fork River Market under the Higgins Bridge in Missoula every Saturday from 8am-1pm, May through October and at the Missoula Farmers Market every Tuesday from 530-7pm, July through September! Join our Farm Share program to help us with early season costs and get extra cash to spend at market.

County Rail is run by Tracy Potter-Fins, a q***r farmer who likes to throw a good dance party and loves the farm doggos. Visit County Rail’s website for photos, blog, and more information about the farm.

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I thought I was going to have to wait until next week to buy your arugula, but there it was at the Good Food Store this morning! Thank you, and I hope the sales are good.
The long awaited Abundant Montana Farmfit Competition has arrived. The bracket has been made, the competitors are ready, the audience (that's you) is fired up! The only question that remains is who will be crowned the 2022 Best Montana Farmfit? Competition Rules: 1. Pairings with the photos of their Farmfits will will be posted to our social media channels. 2. To vote for your favorite Farmfit, comment the farm's name in the comments. 3. One vote per social media account will be counted. 4. You have 24 hours from when the post is posted to vote! Look out for the first bracket posting soon. May the best Farmfit win! ------ Social media accounts for reference: 1 - Raven Ridge Farm in Kalispell, MT: Raven Ridge Farm 2 - Kokoro Flowers in Belgrade, MT 3 - Garden City Harvest in Missoula, MT: Garden City Harvest 4 - Blarney Heights Farm in Trego, MT: Blarney Heights Farm 5 - County Rail Farm in Huson, MT: County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers 6 - Happy Trash Can in Bozeman, MT: Happy Trash Can Curbside Composting 7 - Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co. in Missoula, MT: Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co. 8 - Phyllary Farm in Kalispell, MT: Phyllary Farm
We asked you for your most sophisticated, stylish farming outfits. Here are the finalists for this years Montana Farmfit Competition. 1 - Raven Ridge Farm in Kalispell, MT 2 - Kokoro Flowers in Belgrade, MT 3 - Garden City Harvest in Missoula, MT 4 - Blarney Heights Farm in Trego, MT 5 - County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers in Huson, MT 6 - Happy Trash Can Curbside Composting in Bozeman, MT 7 - Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co. in Missoula, MT 8 - Phyllary Farm in Kalispell, MT Stay tuned for the Farmfit Competition bracket with weekly voting! Who's Farmfit do you like best? Comment below! #localfarmfashion #catwalk #Montanafarmfashion #abundantmontana
I arm wrestled Gary to win the privilege of driving the three kids and a load of wood to County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowersand, as I have been excited to see their operation. Bethany and Tracy’s flowers and food magic are so inspirational. The trip started with me getting pulled over by a DOT truck because they “thought I had out of state plates”, and ended with an epic waterslide whirlpool. The kids got to witness grace, and we got to provide another small business working their rears off to make a living and do the world some good with some reclaimed wood. #gratitude #smallbusiness #family business #flowers #family #food #veggies #reuse #build #sustainable #green #farm #lumber #reclaimedwood
It's National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Mix up some biscuits, whip some fresh cream, and top with a pile of Montana-grown strawberries! Thanks to Abundant Montana listers Glacier Tilth Farm and County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers for sharing beautiful photos of their berries!
Beautiful Ranunculus bouquet I was able to grab on Saturday from County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers! In loving memory of our dear friend and longtime market customer, John Brown, who would have celebrated his 92nd birthday this August. He LOVED strolling the Saturday morning markets, had a fantastic smile, told us delightful stories, and fresh flowers were one of his favorite things. After getting to spend nearly every Saturday morning with him for the last 13+ years (even if it was just for a few minutes while Jesse and I snuck a hug or a handshake) he is missed so much. John, thank you for continuing to surround us in your kindness and love from above and by the way of flowers. We are so happy and blessed to have known you for as long as we had the opportunity to. 💖 #restinpeace #drjohnbrown #thankyouforbeingafriend #thebestblessings
Name these greens! Do you know your Montana-grown greens? Swipe through to find out which delicious leafy green is pictured and which Abundant Montana listing partner grew it! Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful veggies, Harlequin Produce, Clark Fork Organics, County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers, and Lifeline Produce! #AbundantMT #greens #veggies #springveggies #Montana #Montanafarming #spring
They’re loud, they’re finicky. Sometimes, they're dangerous and often they break down precisely when they’re needed most. But they are also vital for much of Montana farming and ranching. In fact, the majority of the food we eat depends on the help of a tractor at some point in the growing process. We asked Montana farmers and ranchers to share clips of their tractors! The result is this montage of the love between humans and the tractors that help them grow food. Many thanks to those who participated, tagged below! Happy Trash Can Curbside Composting Blarney Heights Farm Turner Farms Double K Ranch Harlequin Produce Glacier Tilth Farm Ruby Roots Farm Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co. Split Diamond Ranch County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers Tangled Carrot Farm, LLC Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm Mannix Family Grassfinished Beef Vilicus Farms Clark Fork Organics https://www.facebook.com/coopercreek.ranch #tractorlife #steviewonder #welovetractors #montanatractors #montanaskidsteers #abundantmontana #localfarms #localtractors #localranches #tractorfriends #AbundantMT #Montana
The picture says it all! Make sure to get any online orders in by THURSDAY at 7 PM to pickup at the market on Saturday! Browse through the selection offered by many of our vendors such as Tandem Bakery, Hindu Hillbilly Farm & Rivulet Apiaries, Bates Beanery, County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers and so many more! Click here to see what we've got: https://clarkforkrivermarket.localfoodmarketplace.com/Products
Western Montana Foodies, get your 2021 Local Food & Farm Passport from our partners over at the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC). This local food adventure guide challenges you to collect stamps at more than 75 local food & farm stops across Missoula, Lake, and Ravalli counties. Collect stamps for a chance to win prizes, and redeem over $150+ in special offers along the way! For more details and to purchase, visit: MissoulaCFAC.org Just a few of the farms, markets, and restaurants included: Double K Ranch County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers Turner Farms Orchard Homes' Farmers' Market Nourishing Cultures goldenyolkgriddle Hindu Hillbilly Farm & Rivulet Apiaries P.S. They’re also counting down to the release of another Farm Fresh beer with Imagine Nation Brewing using local hops from Bell Crossing Farms, LLC (also in the Passport!). Coming this June! Passport cover art: Courtney Blazon #localfoodpassport #missoulacfac #supportfarmers #supportlocal #localfood #localfarms #foodadventure #farmseasonishere
It’s almost planting season! Here, Bethany of Field Five Flowers and Sean Patrick of Frank's Little Farm plant seedlings in a high tunnel at County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers in Huson. Many of Montana’s growers start seeds in greenhouses and high tunnels while there’s still snow on the ground. Then, by the time it’s warm enough for them to grow outside, the plants are well-established. Soon all those seedlings will grow into beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables we can enjoy all summer! Find these local foods and farms, and more, at Abundant Montana. #AbundantMT #AbundantMontana #farmtofork #supportlocal #locallysourced #montana #organic #madeinMontana #localfood #farmtotable #montanagrown #seeds #greenhouse
It's another Field Tested Friday! Meet Angi Hronek with Blue Coyote Farm. With her Field Tested Mini-Grant, she purchased floating row cover, shade cloth, and silage tarps to increase germination rates and improve crops in her field. Angi works two off-farm jobs, so her goal was to maximize efficiency on her farm which is exactly what she did! #fieldtestedsuccess Read all about Angi's lessons learned here:https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Field-Tested-Blue-Coyote-Final-Small.pdf P.s. - We love the support Angi's showing for County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers😉🧡 #fieldtestedfridays #montanafarmers #knowyourfarmer #weloveourfarmers