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Grow Montana Seeks Clarity, Potential “Cottage Food” Law

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, continues its efforts to streamline and improve the state’s current patchwork of confusing and complicated food-safety rules. It is dedicated to making these rules work for Montana’s producers and food entrepreneurs. Grow Montana currently is focused on helping craft a cottage…read the full article…

Posted: January 6, 2015


Posted: October 3, 2014


Farm to Healthcare


While great effort has gone into getting healthy and local food into our schools, hospitals and healthcare facilities are also working to provide patients and staff with the best food possible while looking out for the environment, cutting costs, and reducing waste. We are putting on a Farm to Healthcare conference in partnership with Livingston…read the full article…

Posted: September 18, 2014


Mark your calendar for this year’s Montana Crunch Time!


Celebrate Food Day and National Farm to School Month by joining schools, colleges, preschools and individuals across the state as they crunch into locally and regionally grown apples at 2:00 p.m. on October 24th. Start planning now for this second annual event, and stay tuned for more information coming to opi.mt.gov/Farm2School.  

Posted: August 22, 2014


Did you know?


Every day, 80,000 Montana public school students eat school lunch. In 2012-2013, Montana’s public K-12 schools spent $25 million on foodservices. Our schools provide a unique platform for supporting Montana agriculture while also engaging students in educational activities about the importance of healthy, local food. Read our Montana Farm to School Factsheet and learn more…read the full article…

Posted: July 2, 2014


Grow Montana’s 2015 Policy Priorities—and how you can be involved!


Members of the Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition have spoken with stakeholders, allies, and decision-makers across the state during the past year, gathering ideas about how to help local food producers and their communities prosper. Inspired by those conversations, coalition members have chosen our top priorities for the next year: pursuing state-level support for farm…read the full article…

Posted: July 2, 2014


Back in the Big Sky State


Farm to Institution is one of Grow Montana’s main focus areas; returning from the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, we’re more energized than ever, and we hope that you will get involved! Currently, the Grow Montana steering committee is exploring our 2015 legislative priorities, and our farm to institution subcommittee is investigating what policies might…read the full article…

Posted: June 26, 2014


Posted: June 26, 2014


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Posted: October 9, 2013