Post harvest day team pizza party! Chef Sean made us all some delicious sourdough pizza.
Wicked Good Produce connects Flathead Valley Farmers and Restaurants to provide only the best fresh, local, and seasonal produce. We distribute fresh, local, seasonal produce from Flathead Valley Farms to your favorite restaurants and health food stores.
Post harvest day team pizza party! Chef Sean made us all some delicious sourdough pizza.
It’s a cool morning here in Montana and we thought we’d share with you what are farm looks like this time of the year. You can’t tell but, there are thousands of plants all snug and protected from freezing night time temperatures under those white row covers.
#yourfoodhasastory #farminginmontana #smallfarm #whitefishmt
Happy Earth Day!! We are excited to have harvested our 1st round of baby kale AND it’s packaged in plant based clamshells, that are compostable with Dirt Rich ( please remove the label that’s not compostable yet…)! These greens are available at The Farmers’ Stand!
#plasticfree #earthday #whosyourfarmer #whitefishmt #flatheadvalley
First arugula harvest of 2022! Let the season begin!! 🧑🏼🌾🕺🏻💃
Salad mix is looking good!! Should be ready mid May!
Ok this is a repost photo from last summer, not what it looks like today. We woke today to snow.. yes, another snowy morning here in NW MT. My first gut feeling was ugh snow.. but then I said to myself- take advantage of this day to rest and resort because before too long we will be in the throughs of summer. I feel like as farmers we need to be resilient and adaptable. We never know what tricks Mother Nature has in store for us. So despite last weeks very cold nights in the teens and the late spring snow (which is adding soil moisture thank you) we have had to adjust our planned seedings and transplanting schedules. But, don’t worry, like a thoroughbred waiting in the gates we are ready to hit the ground as soon as we can. Until that moment we are fueling up!
So all you farmers out there - enjoy this small lingering respite Mother Nature is offering.
Mini romaine, 1st planting has emerged! Many more to come.
Watching seeds germinate or sprout never tires. It’s simply a wonder that seeds under the right conditions germinate (a complex process over simplified in one word) and a new life begins.
#seeds #spring #germination
Veggie Club Memberships are still open! Pop over to our website (https://wickedgoodproduce.com/veggie-club-membership/ ) to reserve 18 weeks of farm fresh veggies!
Veggie Club (CSA) deets:
Duration 18wks, end of May - End of September (exact dates to come depends on weather)
Pickup - Tuesdays 2-6 at The Farmers’ Stand (Whitefish)
Veggies: a wide assortment of seasonal vegetables from Arugula to Zucchini!
#whosyourfarmer #whitefishmt #flatheadvalley #smallfarms #csa #eatlocal #eatseasonal
Garlic update! Wow in one day it has grown to now be above the straw!! 😁
Happy Spring! Today I’ll be available to answer your gardening questions!
Location: Spotted Bear Spirits
Got questions about raised beds, soil, growing tricks, plant care, fencing, weed suppression, frost protection, supplies or how to have cilantro all season??
Come on over let’s chat!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Look a whole bed of shamrocks… well ok, it’s baby bok choi but this photo was taken today in our high tunnel and should be available mid April!
Spring is coming (3/20) and we still have openings in our Veggie Club Membership (CSA) . If you’d like 18 weeks of fresh, seasonal produce please hop over to www.wickedgoodproduce.com then “order” to join the club!
#csa #whitefishmt #eatlocal #eatseasonal #whosyourfarmer
Microgreens are popping! Available soon at The Farmers’ Stand.
It’s feeling a little like early spring around here!
#microgreens #whitefishmontana @farmersstand
Seeding has begun! So fortunate and grateful to have this time with my Mother!
#familyfarm #seedstarting #2022crops
Hello Community! We are searching for housing for our 2022 farm team. We know housing is in short supply and high demand but we are staying positive that someone out there might have a rental, a room, a camper…. Please direct message us or phone me if you have any leads.
#whitefishhousing #montana #flatheadvalley #smallfarms
Spring is coming!!! Soon we’ll be starting thousands of seeds for you, our community, to enjoy. We still have a handful of Veggie Club Memberships (csa) available. Clink link in bio to grab your 18 weeks (late May - September) of Wicked Good veggies!
#eatlocal #whosyourfarmer #whitefishmontana
Sunny snow field farm. Yesterday, we checked in on the farm. It had been awhile, perhaps 6 weeks! Yes, 6 weeks. We do not live on our farm as the price of real estate here in the Flathead Valley is a bit out of reach for a small scale diversified vegetable farm. However, we are forever grateful to have the opportunity to rent the ground we farm. The land owners are incredibly generous, supportive and enjoy the bounty as well.
So, if your wanting to start a farm to grow food for your community and find land values to be a barrier, know there are individuals out there with land who would enjoy the opportunity to watch a farm flourish. Here in Montana we have a great resource, Land Link Montana, to help connect aspiring farmers and land owners.
#smallfarms #yourfoodhasastory #farmlandaccess #agriculture #whitefishmontana
Veggie people! Announcing our. Veggie Club Membership is now open available! Don’t delay they go fast.
Join the wicked good and sometimes crazy veggie club today by visiting
#whosyourfarmer #whitefishmontana #eatlocal #organicagriculture #flatheadvalley
It’s that time of the year and we are hiring for our 2022 field season. All the deets can be found on our employment page link in bio.
#farmworkers #whitefishmontana #flatheadvalleymontana #employment
As I prepared our breakfast today I paused and took a moment to appreciate the farmers that provided the ingredients! All grown or raised Montana (minus the tortilla).
Eggs - Sweet Root Farm (Hamilton)
Pork and garlic chive chèvre - Amaltheia Dairy (Belgrade)
Claytonia greens - Missoula Grain and Vegetable (Stevensville)
Microgreens - home grown
We are so incredibly grateful for our amazing farm community!
#eatlocal #whosyourfarmer #organicagriculture #montana
And so the 2022 season begins. These next couple of weeks we will be busy reviewing the 2021 crop records and placing our 2022 seed order!
#smallfarm #whosyourfarmer #whosyourseedgrower #2022cropplanning
My childhood playground!
Lake Champlain, VT.
This body of water provided food and endless recreation /adventures from swimming, skiing, ice skating, skipping stones, walks or just listening to the waves lap the shore.
Taking a little rest and recovery time back east & reconnecting with our roots.
Beautiful day to harvest some late season kale for The Farmers’ Stand. This green curly kale and the red curly kale we harvested today are happily growing in one of our high tunnels.
These beds of kale have a story. Some how in mid June we had ability to think ahead to October and decided on June 24 to order a second round of kale seed from Johnny’s Seed. The seed arrived and Mama Chez started the seeds in our propagation house on July fifteenth. Then on August 13th we transplanted the starts into the high tunnel where they have been growing. Now in October we get to enjoy.
#lateseasonkale #yourfoodhasastore #smallfarms #whitefishmontana
Bye bye tomatoes! Thank you for providing so many delicious fruits. We look forward to enjoying tomato sauce, salsa, soup and dehydrated sungolds all winter.
#freshtomatoes #eatseasonal #smallfarms #whitefishmt
Nice Autumn day on the farm. A few beds still rocking it! Most are now ready for winter. You can find this salad mix at The Farmers’ Stand!
#smallfarms #eatlocal #whitefish @farmersstand
Wicked Good Crew highlight!! This is Mamma Chez. If you have been a long time patron of our littler farm project then you are sure to have come to know this lovely lady. On the farm she is our main seeder for all of our crops, prepares our wash line and pack rooms on harvest days, keeps inventory of and organizes supplies, packs all of our leafy greens, helps keep these farmers fed (she’s one heck of a cook) and so many other little in between tasks that weave this world together. All the while she makes sure to visit the farmers market and @farmersstand regularly to show her support to our fellow farmers. Mamma Chez’s presence on this farm is nothing short of a gift. She is a true MVP at the Wicked Good Farm.
Another round of Tuesday Food System Chats has arrived!
This weeks discussion: Consumption
From being patron of a restaurant, receiving a meal from a free-fridge, your morning coffee, fruit from your garden, or eating at your own dining room table, you are part of the pillar of consumption in our food system and it includes every single one of us.
As humans it can be difficult to visualize ourselves as part of a system because of how we associate with what a system is.They feel like these huge, mechanized, bureaucratic, extractive, forcefully imposed parameters that we humans are subjected to.It creates the idea that we have no power in bending or changing the way it functions and whom it serves.
Vote with your dollar or support local have become commonplace to encourage people to consider who they are purchasing from, and in turn, financially supporting. But to what point do consumers actually hold the power?And to what point are the consumers responsible?How are all of the other components working to support consumers of varying levels of financial means or physical access?Or further, how are all the components working to support one another?
When we look at economic returns for consumption within a local system, it is estimated that “purchases are twice as efficient in terms of keeping the local economy alive” as well as increasing the velocity in which money is circulated.Local businesses also utilize local resources which perpetuates this return to the community.
Many folks have begun to use terms such as food web instead of system for the ways in which it allows us see ourselves as creators,weaving together the components and people, making endless connections and inviting others in.This mindset not only expands how we view being consumers, it creates a space for those who have not been included or those who need the support of the web.
As consumers,we are often viewed as the sole purpose of this whole food system deal.And in many ways that’s true.But it is also true that the web is only as strong as the effort we are willing to put into it.We can only ever hope to strengthen our web if we are willing to move beyond the pillar of consumption.
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