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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Food Fight Trivia Night!

Join us at Draught Works Brewery for this awesome event!  We'll have music from Caseyjo, pizza for sale from Biga Pizza, the kickoff to our awesome winter raffle (prizes include a 1/4 beef from Big Sky Natural Beef, 1/2 CSA from the Western Montana Growers Co-op, a gift basket from Montgomery Distillery, and more!), AND, of course, LOCAL FOOD TRIVIA!

To participate in the trivia, get a team together (up to four people) and come on down!  We'll have four rounds starting at 5:30pm with music in between.  Each round is $10/team and it's $30 for all four rounds!  That's one cheap date!  All proceeds go to benefit CFAC, building your local food system - and the pizza, beer, and raffle tickets you buy will benefit CFAC as well!  Heck of a deal!

Trivia questions will range from local produce to farmland to restaurants and markets - most of the answers are hidden inside our website so take a good look around and win big!  We'll be giving out prizes to the winning team for each round - free beers, free t-shirts, and more - AND the team with the highest score after all four rounds will win a portion of the pot!  Yeehaw! 

So come on down and join us on Tuesday, November 5th!  We'll look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:00 am
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Local Food Holiday Feast!

Join the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition for a Holiday Feast and CFAC Holiday FeastAnnual Member Celebration!

 

Featuring:

  • Local food enthusiast Mark LoParco and UM Dining chefs, cooking a variety of festive small plates featuring local foods prepared in a progressive style, using cutting-edge culinary technology!
  • Local food raffle with prizes from Big Sky Natural Beef, the Western Montana Growers' Coop, Flathead Lake Cheese, Le Petit Outre, Ten Spoon Winery, Ole World Oils, Great Harvest Bread Company, Scotty's Table, and Montgomery Distillery!  Click here for more info on prizes and ways to buy tickets.
  • And Montgomery Distillery will donate $1 of each drink sold to CFAC all day on 12/16!

Join us at Montgomery Distillery - 129 W. Front St.  We can't wait!

Monday, December 16, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Multifunctional Farming Courses

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring additional income to your farm?  Have you considered farm tours and dinners, farm stays, U-Pick operations, value-added products, day care farms, therapy farms or educational retreats?  Is so, then we have a course for you.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 06, 2014

Planning for On-Farm Success

Looking to start a farm or ranch?  Wondering how you can make your start-up successful?  The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is offering a series of workshops from January - March 2014 designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers the skills and resources needed to launch their own businesses in Montana.  The Planning for On-Farm Success program is modeled after successful farmer training programs happening across the country and brings together expert farmers and ag professionals from across the state to help you build a sustainable, successful farm business!

 

Click here for more info.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every 3 Weeks until March 08, 2014

Multifunctional Farming Courses

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring additional income to your farm?  Have you considered farm tours and dinners, farm stays, U-Pick operations, value-added products, day care farms, therapy farms or educational retreats?  Is so, then we have a course for you.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 06, 2014

Multifunctional Farming Courses

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring additional income to your farm?  Have you considered farm tours and dinners, farm stays, U-Pick operations, value-added products, day care farms, therapy farms or educational retreats?  Is so, then we have a course for you.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 06, 2014

Multifunctional Farming Courses

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring additional income to your farm?  Have you considered farm tours and dinners, farm stays, U-Pick operations, value-added products, day care farms, therapy farms or educational retreats?  Is so, then we have a course for you.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, February 06, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until February 06, 2014

Planning for On-Farm Success

Looking to start a farm or ranch?  Wondering how you can make your start-up successful?  The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is offering a series of workshops from January - March 2014 designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers the skills and resources needed to launch their own businesses in Montana.  The Planning for On-Farm Success program is modeled after successful farmer training programs happening across the country and brings together expert farmers and ag professionals from across the state to help you build a sustainable, successful farm business!

 

Click here for more info.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every 3 Weeks until March 08, 2014

Planning for On-Farm Success

Looking to start a farm or ranch?  Wondering how you can make your start-up successful?  The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is offering a series of workshops from January - March 2014 designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers the skills and resources needed to launch their own businesses in Montana.  The Planning for On-Farm Success program is modeled after successful farmer training programs happening across the country and brings together expert farmers and ag professionals from across the state to help you build a sustainable, successful farm business!

 

Click here for more info.

Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every 3 Weeks until March 08, 2014

Planning for On-Farm Success

Looking to start a farm or ranch?  Wondering how you can make your start-up successful?  The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is offering a series of workshops from January - March 2014 designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers the skills and resources needed to launch their own businesses in Montana.  The Planning for On-Farm Success program is modeled after successful farmer training programs happening across the country and brings together expert farmers and ag professionals from across the state to help you build a sustainable, successful farm business!

 

Click here for more info.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every 3 Weeks until March 08, 2014

Farm Fresh Pitchfest Applications Due

Giving community members an eye into Western Montana's food and farm businesses, and farmers and ranchers the chance to gain new customers, attract investors, and build relationships!  Find out more information and apply today by visiting our Pitchfest website!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am
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Give Local Missoula

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Part of a nationwide 24 hour giving period, Give LOCAL Missoula is dedicated to supporting our very own nonprofits! Please consider giving to CFAC to continue supporting our efforts. We sure appreciate it! 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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Farm Fresh Pitchfest

Giving community members an eye into Western Montana's food and farm businesses, and farmers and ranchers the chance to gain new customers, attract investors, and build relationships!  Find out more information by visiting our Pitchfest website!

Thursday, May 08, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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County Open House: Orchard Homes

Missoula County is beginning to dive back into the process of developing farmland conservation policies and they need to hear from you!  The planning process has been on a hiatus for over a year due to issues from the state legislative session and shifting priorities at the County. But now, the County has begun the process of revising their subdivision regulations and reviewing how subdivisions impact agriculture is the next item on the docket!

Missoula County will be holding four Open Houses throughout the county between May 27th - May 29th.  They will be showcasing some of the many options for supporting a future for agriculture in Missoula and collecting feedback on ways to move forward. 


Your Voice Matters!


Please attend one or more of these sessions to listen, learn, and let the County know that you care about the future of farming! 

Open Houses:
Tuesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm: Orchard Homes Country Life Club
Wednesday, May 28th, 6pm-8pm: Frenchtown High School Commons
Thursday, May 29th, 10am-2pm: Missoula County Administration Building

Thursday, May 29th, 6pm-8pm: Lubrecht Experimental Forest Conference Center

 

We have conducted research on a wide variety of methods that have been used around the country to protect farmland.  Transfer of Development Rights, Tax Incentives, Conservation Easements, and more.  What we have found time and again is that the strategy with the greatest likelihood of success at protecting large amounts of farmland is mitigation standards via the subdivision regulations - whether on-site, off-site, or through fees.  It is critical that we protect farmland at the point when the most damage occurs: SUBDIVISION.

For more information on what we support and let us know you plan on attending,
please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For more information on the past two years of policy process, visit the County's Ag Policy Project website by clicking here.

Help us make sure the County knows that we care,
that we support them in moving forward, and that
concerns about the future of farming are not going away!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Field Day: Thriving via Diversity

Have you been wondering about ways that you could increase your income by diversifying your products or services? John Stahl will take us on a tour of his farm and tell us about the events, on-farm store, and on-farm dairy he's developing, the challenges and opportunities he's faced, and more! Plus...

  • Dave Prather of the Western Montana Growers' Coop about some of the processing opportunities their farmer members have been taking advantage of.
  • Jacob Wustner of Sapphire Permaculture Apiary on the new products and classes he's been developing.
  • Ben Ferencz of Foothill Farm on hot sauce, on-farm housing, soap, and other ways to diversify.

If you've been thinking about diversifying your operation, this will be a not-to-miss workshop! 

Cost: $5, includes light dinner

Location: 5905 Mullan Road, Missoula

TO RSVP: contact Annie Heuscher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 406-763-6862 by Monday, May 26th.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:00 pm
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County Open House: Frenchtown

Missoula County is beginning to dive back into the process of developing farmland conservation policies and they need to hear from you!  The planning process has been on a hiatus for over a year due to issues from the state legislative session and shifting priorities at the County. But now, the County has begun the process of revising their subdivision regulations and reviewing how subdivisions impact agriculture is the next item on the docket!

Missoula County will be holding four Open Houses throughout the county between May 27th - May 29th.  They will be showcasing some of the many options for supporting a future for agriculture in Missoula and collecting feedback on ways to move forward. 


Your Voice Matters!


Please attend one or more of these sessions to listen, learn, and let the County know that you care about the future of farming! 

Open Houses:
Tuesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm: Orchard Homes Country Life Club
Wednesday, May 28th, 6pm-8pm: Frenchtown High School Commons
Thursday, May 29th, 10am-2pm: Missoula County Administration Building

Thursday, May 29th, 6pm-8pm: Lubrecht Experimental Forest Conference Center

 

We have conducted research on a wide variety of methods that have been used around the country to protect farmland.  Transfer of Development Rights, Tax Incentives, Conservation Easements, and more.  What we have found time and again is that the strategy with the greatest likelihood of success at protecting large amounts of farmland is mitigation standards via the subdivision regulations - whether on-site, off-site, or through fees.  It is critical that we protect farmland at the point when the most damage occurs: SUBDIVISION.

For more information on what we support and let us know you plan on attending,
please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For more information on the past two years of policy process, visit the County's Ag Policy Project website by clicking here.

Help us make sure the County knows that we care,
that we support them in moving forward, and that
concerns about the future of farming are not going away!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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County Open House: Missoula

Missoula County is beginning to dive back into the process of developing farmland conservation policies and they need to hear from you!  The planning process has been on a hiatus for over a year due to issues from the state legislative session and shifting priorities at the County. But now, the County has begun the process of revising their subdivision regulations and reviewing how subdivisions impact agriculture is the next item on the docket!

Missoula County will be holding four Open Houses throughout the county between May 27th - May 29th.  They will be showcasing some of the many options for supporting a future for agriculture in Missoula and collecting feedback on ways to move forward. 


Your Voice Matters!


Please attend one or more of these sessions to listen, learn, and let the County know that you care about the future of farming! 

Open Houses:
Tuesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm: Orchard Homes Country Life Club
Wednesday, May 28th, 6pm-8pm: Frenchtown High School Commons
Thursday, May 29th, 10am-2pm: Missoula County Administration Building

Thursday, May 29th, 6pm-8pm: Lubrecht Experimental Forest Conference Center

 

We have conducted research on a wide variety of methods that have been used around the country to protect farmland.  Transfer of Development Rights, Tax Incentives, Conservation Easements, and more.  What we have found time and again is that the strategy with the greatest likelihood of success at protecting large amounts of farmland is mitigation standards via the subdivision regulations - whether on-site, off-site, or through fees.  It is critical that we protect farmland at the point when the most damage occurs: SUBDIVISION.

For more information on what we support and let us know you plan on attending,
please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For more information on the past two years of policy process, visit the County's Ag Policy Project website by clicking here.

Help us make sure the County knows that we care,
that we support them in moving forward, and that
concerns about the future of farming are not going away!

Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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County Open House: Lubrecht

Missoula County is beginning to dive back into the process of developing farmland conservation policies and they need to hear from you!  The planning process has been on a hiatus for over a year due to issues from the state legislative session and shifting priorities at the County. But now, the County has begun the process of revising their subdivision regulations and reviewing how subdivisions impact agriculture is the next item on the docket!

Missoula County will be holding four Open Houses throughout the county between May 27th - May 29th.  They will be showcasing some of the many options for supporting a future for agriculture in Missoula and collecting feedback on ways to move forward. 


Your Voice Matters!


Please attend one or more of these sessions to listen, learn, and let the County know that you care about the future of farming! 

Open Houses:
Tuesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm: Orchard Homes Country Life Club
Wednesday, May 28th, 6pm-8pm: Frenchtown High School Commons
Thursday, May 29th, 10am-2pm: Missoula County Administration Building

Thursday, May 29th, 6pm-8pm: Lubrecht Experimental Forest Conference Center

 

We have conducted research on a wide variety of methods that have been used around the country to protect farmland.  Transfer of Development Rights, Tax Incentives, Conservation Easements, and more.  What we have found time and again is that the strategy with the greatest likelihood of success at protecting large amounts of farmland is mitigation standards via the subdivision regulations - whether on-site, off-site, or through fees.  It is critical that we protect farmland at the point when the most damage occurs: SUBDIVISION.

For more information on what we support and let us know you plan on attending,
please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For more information on the past two years of policy process, visit the County's Ag Policy Project website by clicking here.

Help us make sure the County knows that we care,
that we support them in moving forward, and that
concerns about the future of farming are not going away!

Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Field Day: Farm Hack!

For more info on this event, visit our Field Days website.

Cost: $30, includes lunch by Burns Street Bistro

Location: 1301 Scott St., Missoula (under the Scott St. bridge on the Northside)

See examples of successful DIY tools and dream up your own in Montana's first ever Farm Hack! It's a new event that's sweeping the nation, bringing together farmers, builders, and tech folks to create on-farm solutions!  This event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from some of our region's experts on tools you can use to improve your farm and reduce your equipment costs. 


Two-hour workshops will be offered simultaneously by the following experts:

  • Blacksmithing with Mark VanderMeer of Bad Goat Forest Products: Learn the basics by developing a simple hand weeder and attaching wooden handles

  • Welding with Jimmy Willett: Learn the basics of welding to fix your machines and build new tools

  • Incorporating Bike Parts with Freecycles: Learn how to reduce equipment costs by adding cheap or free bike parts to your tool-building know-how

We'll finish out the day with a few beers!  Join us!

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 FARMERS!  Click Here to register today - registration closes on Thursday, June 19th. 

If you are not a farmer (currently farming or planning to start a farm within the next 3 years), but you'd like to attend, email Annie to be added to our waitlist.

Questions? Contact Annie Heuscher at annie @ missoulacfac.org or 406-763-6862.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:00 am
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Volunteer with Freedom Gardens!

Are you looking for a fun way to be involved this summer? Freedom Gardens needs your help! Join us every Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at their Fairgrounds location. Freedom Gardens seeks to teach sustainable and innovative farming techniques while producing fresh food for the community all throughout Montana's seasons. There are many projects to help out with and they are seeking volunteers with specific skill sets as well. Enjoy working alongside fellow community members while ensuring the success of this new demonstration area! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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