Helena Local is excited to be in our FIFTH season of serving the Helena Community. 2017 FALL Shares are now available! Sign up by October 17th!
We are only offering produce shares this fall. We WILL have eggs to sell, depending on how well our little layers do. Fall is when chickens molt (and stop laying eggs briefly) and many breeds reduce or completely stop laying in the short days of late fall/early winter. So, in order to avoid frustrations of not getting eggs and having to offer refunds, we will has as many eggs as our producers can supply, and we’ll sell them on a first come, first served basis.
Our Fall Share Season will begin October 24, 2017 (immediately after the summer season ends) and runs through November 21, 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 Fall Share and become a member, please complete the Membership Form and mail it to us – with a check for payment, or stop by the Bill Hamilton 4-H building on a Tuesday before 2pm to check us out and secure your fall share, OR click to pay online.
DETAILS ABOUT OUR SHARES
Produce share: Enjoy freshly harvested Montana-grown produce for 20 weeks in the summer and 5-6 weeks in the fall! 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 winter squash, 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 Kalispell, MT. 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? What about feta, blue, or even ricotta? All cheeses are freshly made in Montana and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cheese is 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.