Who’s excited for fresh organic produce this summer?!
Our 20 week summer share season will begin June 5, 2018 and runs through October 16, 2018. Pick up time is Tuesday from 11am – 2pm at the Lewis & Clark County fairgrounds’ Bill Hamilton 4-H building. Pick up time may be subject to change, as the delivery truck was often arriving after 10:00am last year. We will keep you posted on any changes in pick up time. If any changes do occur, it will likely be to push back the pick up time by one hour, from 12 – 3pm.
Click the link below to view the Membership Form with full details of the shares –
To purchase a share and become a member, please complete the Membership Form and mail it to us – with a check for payment, or you can PAY ONLINE below (we’ll match up your on-line payment with the Membership!)
DETAILS ABOUT OUR SHARES
Produce share: Enjoy freshly harvested Montana-grown produce for 20 weeks! We source as much of our produce as possible from growers in the Helena Valley and surrounding communities, but what we cannot find locally, we obtain from the Western Montana Grower’s Cooperative. Follow the seasons with herbs and leafy greens early in the summer, followed by tomatoes, peppers, plums, and cherries in mid-summer, wrapping up with potatoes, onions, carrots, and a plethora of other root vegetables in the fall. This is local, seasonal, sustainable eating at its finest–nothing travels more than 150 miles to reach your kitchen! For each week, 1 share will usually consist of 5-7 different items, depending on availability. All of our produce is produced using sustainable methods; many farms are USDA certified organic while others are certified Homegrown, which is an organic designation in Montana. Some fruits, such as apples, are produced using Integrated Pest Management, but we seek out organically grown fruits first.
Egg Share: Our layers are happy, healthy, free-ranging gals that live right here in Helena. It’s hard to beat cracking open an egg to reveal a beautiful golden orange yolk that is full of carotenoids and delicious flavor!
A half share consists of a half dozen (6) eggs per week for 20 weeks. A full share consists of one dozen (12) eggs per week for 20 weeks.
Milk Share*: Milk is supplied by Kalispell Creamery in the Flathead Valley. The milk is produced by their herd of sustainably raised Holstein cows. Milk is only available as whole milk. One share is 1 gallon or half gallon per week for 20 weeks.
Cheese Share*: Want to try some Montana Jack cheese? Or maybe a nice cheddar? Or even a garlic-infused Jack cheese? All cheeses are freshly made in Montana and are guaranteed to be delicious! Most cheese will be 24 oz. Lifeline cheese, but occassionally we’ll throw in an artisanal cheese from the Flathead, like a blue cheese, just to mix it up! Cheeses are delivered every other week, for a total of 10 weeks.
Fun Share*: Looking for something fun and unexpected to add to your produce share every week? Fun shares provide two additional Montana produced items, like artisanal cheeses, BBQ sauce, pasta, honey, or other fun goodies. You never know what you’ll get–and that’s half the fun! Fun shares are delivered every week for 20 weeks.
*We have to sell a minimum number of some shares, for example, cheeses come in cases of 6, so we must sell cheese shares in multiples of six. If we don’t meet our mimimum number of shares, we will refund your money for the share(s).