Farm to Cafeteria

Making Butter at the Whitehall Community Library

Pearl the Goat at the Whitehall Community Library The Farm to Cafeteria Network and the Madison Jefferson County Extension office collaborated to host a food-friendly educational event at the Whitehall Community Library for its children. Of all the exciting local food...

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Montana Food Bank Network’s Hunger Relief Forum

Montana Food Bank Network’s Hunger Relief Forum

Helena Food Share Each May, the Montana Food Bank Network hosts a conference to provide training, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities for their Network Partners. We had a great time co-presenting a breakout session with Helena Food Share at this year's...

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Harvest of the Month Pioneers in Grocery Stores and Food Banks

The Harvest of the Month Pilot Program for Business and Community is in full swing since it launched in March 2019. Two of our participating sites, 2J's Fresh Market in Great Falls and Helena Food Share, are blazing the Harvest of the Month trail for Montana's grocery...

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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

It's lambing season! NCAT's livestock specialist, Dave of Montana Highland Lamb, brought this 2-day old guest to the office today. Our energy core members are enjoying giving this critter her first bottle feeding experience!

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All You Need to Know about the MT Farm to School Grant Act

Do you believe Montana children deserve to enjoy healthy Montana foods in their school meals? HB667, the Farm to School Grant Act, which would give schools additional funding to increase local food purchases for school meal programs and educational activities to...

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Farm to School in Fort Benton’s The River Press

The River Press (Issue 16), February 6 2019 Fort Benton Elementary School has been hosting "Cool Kids" assemblies at the end of each month for grades K-6, featuring events such as Fort Benton's Got Talent, birthday celebrations, and Harvest of the Month Taste Tests!...

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Pulse of Montana Recipe Contest is Open!

James Diehl's pulse recipe, The Madisonian In 2019, we're celebrating the lentil things. Take for instance the Ennis Elementary School students' recipe for Pulse Pita Pizzas: cooked red lentils combined with olive oil, tomato paste, and spices to make for a...

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Wrapping Up Montana Beef to School!

Folks, it looks like the cows have finally come home. The Montana Beef to School Project is wrapping up after three exciting years of exploring what factors make beef to school successful! As we reach the end of November, we want to celebrate the work that this...

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Montana Harvest of the Month Best Practices Guide

Montana Harvest of the Month Best Practices Guide

Our MT Harvest of the Month work under NCAT's Growing for Success project began in October 2016 with the goal of increasing the sale of specialty crops to Montana institutions. This project builds on the successes and lessons learned from the school-based HOM...

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The Farm to Cafeteria Manual for Montana is now available!

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We’re excited to announce our new resource, the Farm to Cafeteria Manual for Montana, a how-to for farmers, ranchers, foodservice directors, and community leaders.

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