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Montana Farm to School: Harvest of the Month

Farm to School focuses on three areas of implementation: procurement, education, and school gardens. One way that Farm to School education is implemented in Montana is through the Montana – Harvest of the Month Program. Harvest of the Month is an easy to follow framework that provides educational resources to early care facilities, K-12 Schools, […]

Learn more about Double Snap!

House Bill 235 requests appropriation of $200,000 to support the statewide nutrition incentive program, Double SNAP Dollars, at farmers markets, community supported agriculture sites and grocery stores throughout Montana. Double SNAP Dollars is a nutrition incentive program that helps food-insecure Montanans afford more local fruits and vegetables, while directly supporting Montana farmers Currently offered at […]

Soil Health Subcommittee Bill Language is Here!

The Soil Health Subcommittee Bill draft, sponsored by Sentor Pat Flowers (SD32), is available for review on the session’s website here. Find your representatives here and contact them about supporting the soil health bill, and consider asking your agricultural organization to actively support legislation for soil health. You can also find the bill fact sheet […]

The Country-of-Origin Labeling Bill

The Country-of-Origin Labeling Bill, or also known as the COOL Bill, will allow consumers to know where their beef and pork was born, raised and harvested. There is a federal effort underway to address provisions within the federal “Product of USA” bill to address definitions for beef and pork that are born, raised and harvested […]

Farm to School Bill

Grow Montana is committed to supporting initiatives that focus on local food procurement that encourages consumption of healthy Montana-grown food. That is why Grow Montana is sponsoring the Farm to School Bill in the 67th Legislative Session. Farm to School has many benefits for students, local producers and their communities, and school food service programs. […]

Learn more about Farm to School: Annual Report

Farm to School implementation differs from school to school because it functions by community driven approaches. Currently, there is no state funding to support farm to school. The Farm to School Bill, sponsored by Grow Montana, would help secure state funding that would assist schools in beginning or expanding farm to school activities. Farm to […]

Farm to School

One of Grow Montana’s legislative priorities is providing funding for Farm to School activities. The Farm to School Bill would establish a grant program for schools to provide funding to begin or expand farm to school activities. Farm to School focuses on three main components: Procurement, Education, and School Gardens. To learn more about Montana […]

Double SNAP Dollars at Ravalli County Farmers Market 2020

Here is a great article about Double SNAP Dollars at Ravalli County Farmers Markets this past summer! Supporting The Double SNAP Dollars Bill to ensure state funding for this program will help continue making Double SNAP Dollars available for more people, improving healthy food access across the state while also supporting local farmers markets and […]

Why is the Double SNAP Dollars Program important?

This Legislative Session will have a big impact on those facing hunger in MT. That’s why Grow Montana is supporting the Bill Number that urges state investment in the Double SNAP Dollars Program that provides an opportunity to SNAP recipients to purchase more fruits and vegetables from local producers. You can read about the bill […]

History of Double Snap Dollars Program

22 Farmers Markets participated in the Double SNAP Dollars program in 2020! That is over a third of the farmers markets in the state! Grocery stores, farm stands, and CSA’s are also eligible to participate in Double SNAP Dollars as long as they are a SNAP certified establishment. Since 2015, over 6,000 customers have been […]