What is MT Harvest of the Month?

 

The Montana Harvest of the Month program showcases Montana grown foods in Montana communities. It is a perfect way to launch or grow a farm to school or farm to cafeteria program as it provides an easy framework to follow and ready-to-use materials. Learn more here!

This Month’s MT Harvest of the Month:

Carrots

The 2022 Montana’s Next Generation Conference

The 2022 Montana’s Next Generation Conference will provide six powerful evening sessions covering recordkeeping, markets, marketing, crop production, succession planning, and business topics.  Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning January 11.  All sessions will be broadcast and accessible online.  Sessions will be free, but registration is required […]

Lentils in Whitehall, MT

On December 14th, MSU Extension and the National Center for Appropriate Technology teamed together to present on December’s Harvest of the Month Product, Lentils in Whitehall Elementary. Each afterschool group of K-5th graders participated in a true/false lentil facts game after watching the Lentil HOM video, made their own lentil hummus with a mortar and […]

Montana Marinara

NW FOOD HUB NETWORK PARTNERS WITH MONTANA OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO BRING LOCAL FOOD TO K-12 STUDENTS STATEWIDE “Montana Marinara” product is created from local products and made in rural Montana   Ronan, MT, December 7, 2021 — The NW Food Hub Network is partnering with the Montana Office of Public Instruction to bring […]

Montana Team Nutrition is hiring

Montana Team Nutrition Program at Montana State University is hiring a Montana Farm to School AmeriCorps VISTA to serve one year beginning in January 2022. Located in Bozeman, MT, the VISTA will work to move Montana children out of poverty through the implementation of farm to school and quality school nutrition programs. The VISTA will […]

AERO EXPO 2021

AERO EXPO 2021 November 10, 2021 – November 14, 2021 Please join AERO’s 2021 Virtual Expo! This year’s theme is Community: The Heart of Regenerative Food Systems, because when people work together to invest in sustainable and resilient systems, that’s when we see the best long-term results. Each day of the conference includes informational sessions and […]

Montana Crunch Time!

MT Crunch Time Montana Crunch Time is a statewide event to celebrate National Farm to School Month in Montana by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples in October. Montana Crunch Time 2021 will be held on October 20th. Register your crunch by October 31st to help Montana win the Mountain Plains Regional Crunch Off. Please […]

Business and Community Harvest of the Month: Zero to Five

Zero to Five (Butte-Silver Bow) highlights their services, including use of Harvest of the Month. Watch the following video or go tot their website for more information.

Harvest of the Month Across the Nation

  Montana HOM was included in a recent School Nutrition Association magazine article about Harvest of the Month programs across the country! Check it out here!

ECE Montana Food Initiative

Harvest of the Month Group Purchasing Three group and family early care and education facilities in Billings, MT connected through a Montana Food Economy Initiative (MFEI) to increase local MT Harvest of the Month procurement. The goal was to lower the cost of local HOM products through group wholesale purchasing, to help connect more students with MT HOM products, as […]

June: Lettuce talk about leafy greens!

June Montana Harvest of the month: Leafy Greens Leafy greens, including lettuce, chard, bok choy, spinach, and collards are easy to grow and easy to eat. It’s no wonder that the average American eats about 30 pounds of lettuce every year! These greens are tasty when eaten both raw or cooked. Make a “Green Monster […]