Help us map Farm to School in Montana!

Posted: February 23, 2015

Is your school or institution serving local food? Tell us about it and be part of the Farm to Cafeteria database. Take this short survey and help NCAT and our partners provide a picture of the great local food work going on around the state.

Montana Beef to School: Five Profiles

Posted: February 6, 2015

More than a dozen Montana schools are purchasing local beef for school cafeterias. This practice has the potential to increase kids’ understanding of Montana’s ranching heritage and where their food comes from, while also providing economic support for local ranchers, meat processors, and agricultural communities. Read on to learn about the various methods of beef to school efforts that are bringing Montana beef to Montana kids.

Nourishing People and Sustaining Communities Video

Posted: February 4, 2015

Did you miss out on the Nourishing People and Sustaining Communities Farm to Healthcare conference? If so, check out these videos! You can view of all of the presentations and panels from the event to learn about how healthcare food service managers, chefs, dieticians, and administrators are looking for ways to serve fresh, local food…read the full article…

November Farm to Healthcare Conference Brings Together Stakeholders

Posted: January 5, 2015

As the importance of nutritionally dense, minimally processed food becomes more well known, many institutions across the country are changing the way they purchase and prepare food. One of the emerging markets for local food is hospitals and healthcare facilities, where foodservice managers, chefs, dieticians, and administrators are looking for ways to serve fresh, local…read the full article…

Farm to School State Leaders Convene: November 18, 2014 Marks First Gathering of Montana Stakeholders

Posted: December 1, 2014

One of the many exciting new developments in Montana farm to school efforts is the creation of a full-time Farm to School Coordinator for our state. Aubree Roth is the new Montana Farm to School Coordinator, and one of her first projects was to form the Montana Farm to School Leadership Team. Farm to school…read the full article…

Farm to School Heroes: Boulder School Kitchen Staff Sharpen Healthy Cooking Skills

Posted: November 10, 2014

Following in the wake of National Farm to School Month in October, we want to take a moment to acknowledge some of the biggest heroes of the Farm to School movement: the hardworking staff in school kitchens across Montana who are responsible for feeding 80,000 kids every day. What a job! On October 16, NCAT…read the full article…

Farm to Healthcare

Posted: October 14, 2014

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…

NCAT Helps MT Youth Celebrate & Educate About Local Food

Posted: October 9, 2014

Congratulations Local Harvesters Claudia Wiese, Helen Hartley, Sarah Brown, Carolyn Graham, Annie Little Broberg, and Francie Lorenzen for hosting the Hellgate Rooftop Salsa Party on Wednesday, October 8 in Missoula in celebration of National Farm to School Month. Check out the front page feature in The Missoulian. Well over 100 students munched on chips and…read the full article…

NCAT’s First Local Harvest Event a Success!

Posted: October 3, 2014

Congratulations Local Harvesters Hannah Whipkey, president of the Flathead High School Environmental Club, former vice-president Katy Dutton, and the rest of the club’s members for starting the Growing a Better World garden at FHS and for hosting an awesome garden opening party on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Kalispell, MT! Just in time to celebrate…read the full article…

Crunch Time Montana: Get your Apples, Join the Crunch!

Posted: September 29, 2014

Now that autumn is here, school is in full swing and leaves are turning colors across our beautiful state. Here at NCAT’s Farm to Cafeteria Network, we are looking forward to celebrating the changing season by promoting National Farm to School Month throughout October. And it’s not just schools that will be featuring healthy, local…read the full article…