From Hamilton in the south to Eureka in the north, through the Swan Valley, the Yaak, and east to Cut Bank, Glacier Country represents a diverse cross-section of Montana. Support for locally produced food is strong and can be seen in the numerous farmers markets, farm to institution programs, and agriculture cooperatives. The Montana Food Economy Initiative got its start here and is excited to share projects, outcomes, and lessons learned with the other emerging regions.
MFEI-Glacier Country was started with input from numerous groups over the course of two summits held in 2011 and 2013. Primary organizations, those who were instrumental in planning both summits, include: Missoula Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, Lake County Community Development Corporation, Nourish the Flathead, Alternative Energy Resources Organization, Salish Kootenai College, University of Montana Farm to College, and Flathead Valley Community College.
Articles on Growing Food Businesses Workshops in Glacier Country:
- Troy Farmers’ Market: Increasing Food Access in the Yaak
- Growing Food (and a Business!) in the Flathead
- Breaking through the Bottleneck: Building Commercial Kitchens in Missoula
- Picking Your Path: Families, U-Pick, and Growing Local
- From Seed to Soup: Blackbear Soups & Produce
- Building a Resilient Bitterroot
- SpiritWorks: Drying Herbs in the Flathead
- Trucking Along: Wicked Good Farm