When life gives you lemons…

Food, Recipes

I’m back! I was traveling for work recently and once I got home I got hit with a whirlwind of writing reports, playing birthday dinner hostess, preparing for upcoming field work this summer, and my favorite: doing quality control on data entry into our master database at work (kidding). And I think spring has FINALLY […]

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No Cheese, Milk, or Fun Shares this summer

Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, Uncategorized

Hi everyone!  Due to lack of interest, we will not be offering cheese, milk, or fun shares this year.  We have to purchase these items in specific quantities and with the lack of interest, we are just not going to offer them this summer.  We may try again next year.

If you purchase a share online, you may still see these shares in our store.  Please do not add them to your cart.  They will be removed shortly by one of our volunteers when time allows.  Thanks for your patience in this matter.

We are still selling produce and egg shares, so if you haven’t yet signed up, you’ve got a few more weeks to do so.  We’ll stop taking orders May 30.

Naturally dyed Easter eggs! — My Urban Farmgal Life

Food, Photo Inspiration

My chickens are really producing the eggs in quantity these days, so with nearly 8 dozen eggs in the fridge, I decided it was high time for some egg salad! But also why not dye some of them first and share the experience? So that’s what I did… SO BEAUTIFUL! And pretty easy to make, […]

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Chocolate & red wine cupcakes — My Urban Farmgal Life

Food, Recipes

I embarked on a cupcake experiment today. Chocolate and red wine are one of my favorite pairings, and I thought, “Why not fuse the two together into a cupcake?” Yesh, why not? Behold! It is done. And I made a video detailing my adventure in the kitchen today. You can check it out below. And […]

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We’re looking for a volunteer!

Community Supported Agriculture, CSA

Helena Local CSA   —   Administrative Volunteer Job Description

Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture?  Are you organized?  Do you have good communication skills?  Helena Local CSA is a 3rd party, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture initiative that serves the Helena, MT  area and we are looking for a part-time administrative volunteer who will provide administrative services in exchange for a 26 week produce and fun food share.

Hours:  5-10 hrs/week on average
Dates: February – December with flexibility; priority being the months of May through November

Duties include, with the help of other Helena Local CSA volunteers:

Maintain CSA membership: check P.O. box, update membership forms each season, keep track of shares sold, enter member information into spreadsheet or database, deposit checks

Maintain CSA email and communications/inquiries regarding membership

Perform annual nonprofit filing with MT Secretary of State & IRS 990-N form

Lead efforts to advertise CSA in newspaper/radio/Facebook/Craigslist

Organize CSA board meetings & prepare meeting agenda

Maintain CSA website/FB page/Twitter account

Place weekly CSA order over course of Summer and Fall share seasons (25-26 weeks total)

Help set up and break down the CSA pickup location each Tuesday during the Summer and Fall share seasons

Help maintain booth at Farmers Market to sell CSA shares in spring and late summer

Recruit volunteers to help with CSA tasks as needed

Skills required:

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access

Knowledge of Gmail platform preferred

Knowledge of WordPress platform preferred

Knowledge of Square online sales platform preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds and move 8 foot folding tables preferred, but not absolutely necessary

Compensation:

26 week Produce and Fun food shares

To apply or for more information, send us your resume and a letter of interest and tell us why you want to be part of a growing local food movement!  Email to   hlcsainfo@gmail.com   or mail to    Helena Local CSA   P.O. Box 1341  Helena, MT  59624    Apply by February 28, 2018.

An argument for keeping your own flock of backyard chickens — My Urban Farmgal Life

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There is an abundance of information on the Interwebs on why raising your own chickens is such a wonderful adventure (and raising chickens really is an adventure). For me, I chose to start raising chickens because I loved the idea of having my own fresh supply of eggs from the girls. I didn’t realize the […]

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2018 Summer CSA shares are now available!

Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, Food, Weekly Shares

It may be the middle of winter, but some of us are looking toward summer already.  If you are excited about fresh, locally grown produce, then you’ll want to check out our share page and sign up!  We’re offering 20 week produce shares for just $15/week.  We also have egg, cheese, milk, and fun shares.  Best of all, you can pay online.  We have 60 spaces available, so don’t wait to sign up!