Southwest Country

Region Description

Southwest Montana includes the state capital of Helena, as well as historic Butte and Anaconda, whose food culture is heavily influenced by its history of immigrants. Though higher and dryer than other Montana regions, southwest Montana is home to experimental food projects such as NCAT’s SIFT Farm, Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, and a high concentration of farmers’ markets both established and budding. Helena, as the state capital, houses many non-profits collaborating on projects to grow our local food economies.

Regional Plan

Coming soon!


Helena Food Share; No Kid Hungry; Helena Community Gardens; Montana Department of Agriculture; Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, Nutrition & Physical Activity Program; Carroll College; National Center for Appropriate Technology; Cultivate Helena; and the United Way.


Articles on Growing Food Businesses Workshop held in Southwest Country



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