Helena Local is excited to be in our FIFTH season of serving the Helena Community. 2017 Summer Share are now available!!
We are offering produce, fun, milk, cheese, and egg shares again.
Our Summer Share Season will begin June 6, 2017 and run through October 17, 2017. Pick up time is Tuesday from 11am – 2pm at the Lewis & Clark County fairgrounds’ Bill Hamilton 4-H building.
Click the link below to view the Membership Form with full details –
To purchase a Summer Share and become a Member, please complete the Membership Form and mail it to us – with a check for payment, or indicating that you will / have paid on-line (we’ll match up your on-line payment with the Membership!)
Summer 2017 Share – Purchase Share On-Line Now (Please note that we are SOLD OUT of Cheese and Fun Shares–if you want to be on the waiting list, please email us at email@example.com!)
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 Lifeline Farm in Victor, MT, in the Bitterroot Valley. The milk is produced by their herd of organically raised Brown Swiss cows. Milk is only available as whole milk and comes in 1/2 or 1 gallon jugs*. One share is 1 gallon per week for 20 weeks.
*Milk is sold in boxes of (4) one gallon jugs or (6) 1/2 gallon jugs. In order to keep our costs down, we must sell our total milk shares in multiples. Orders will be honored on a first come, first served basis. If we do not sell enough Milk shares to reflect these multiples, we will notify you and offer a refund.
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! Cheese comes in 24 ounce packages and 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? Then sign up for a fun share! You get two items each week grown and/or produced in Montana like cheeses, grains, pasta, and honey. Every week you get something different, so the fun (and guessing) never ends!
Fun shares are delivered every week for 20 weeks.
***Most of the items in the fun share (cheese, pasta) are sold in multiples of 6 or 12. In order to keep costs down, we need to sell total shares in multiples of 6. Orders will be honored on a first come, first served basis. If we do not sell fun shares to reflect these multiples, we will notify you and offer a refund.