Check out some of these producers that submitted ideas for gifts or special holiday foods! This is just a tiny snapshot of what Montana has to offer; these listings submitted the special information to us.
To view the entire Directory, visit www.AbundantMontana.org!
Center for Native Plants is Flathead Valley’s only retail native plant nursery. We grow a diverse collection of plants—over 175 species of wildflowers, grasses, groundcovers, shrubs, and trees—that are native to Montana and the intermountain northwest region. Located in Whitefish, MT, our plants are grown outdoors, making them hardy and well-adapted to our climatic extremes.
Head over to Center for Native Plants’ website to look at their seasonal plant selection, and buy a gift certificate for your favorite gardener!
Our friends at Harlequin are offering a Holiday Online Pop-Up Sale and Holiday Baskets, so visit www.
harlequinorganicproduce.com/ by December 16 to order up a bounty of goodness!
Good food does good at Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen, Bozeman’s recently renovated dinner restaurant providing homegrown, scratch cooking. Located on 7th Ave, open Sundays – Fridays from 5 – 7 p.m., Fork & Spoon has a flexible weekly menu that is enticing, sustainable, and affordable for everyone. Fork & Spoon offers homestyle dinners, cheese and specialty pizza, housemade soups & salads, several kid options, all featuring locally sourced ingredients when possible.
Fork & Spoon operates on the innovative pay-what-you-can model. Patrons are offered a suggested price for their meal but are ultimately invited to choose how much they will contribute. Come on in and enjoy a good meal and either save some money or help the next person out. The unique payment structure highlight’s Fork & Spoon’s underlying mission: to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a great dinner and to provide the community an environment where they can get to know their neighbors. We believe sharing a good meal with friends makes everyone’s day better.
Fork & Spoon invites you to join us for dinner one evening for a delicious meal and welcoming dining experience. Come on in, don’t be a chicken. For more information and weekly menus visit forkandspoonkitchen.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.
This holiday season, don’t forget the gift of local craft beer! Philipsburg Brewing Company’s latest release, Montana 1 IPA, is a crowd-pleaser.
The hops are fruity and tropical making it a great introductory beer but also pleasing to the hop-lover in your life. Pick up a 4-pack of recyclable, reclosable aluminum pints today.
Craft & Trade Show
Coree Martin, Special Event Planner shared this event December 15th at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges.
Email or call her for more information! 596-1978
Jess Alger has lots of hamburger, and one fat steer who is ready to butcher if anyone wants a 1/4 or half a beef. We are 100% organic grain and cattle. The Algers raise grasses including sainfoin, barley, clover and flax. The ranch uses cover cropping for grazing and forage.
Contact Jess: jessalg(a)gmail.com or 799-3528
From Pattie at Fialky Farm: “We have some beautiful Romanian Red garlic that we sell loose or bags of cloves. Email fialkyfarm(at)gmail.com”
WSE Holiday Farmers’ Market
Western Sustainability Exchange’s 13th annual Holiday Farmers Market is returning to the Livingston Civic Center on Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This shopping extravaganza will feature 37 booths with local artists, jewelers, craftspeople, bakers, and artisans. Admission is free to the public, and WSE’s booth will be holding drawings for free door prizes as well as selling raffle tickets for prize packages full of products from the market’s vendors. TONS more information on their website!
Naked Acres in Fromberg
Cara Springer with Naked Acres tells us that in her off season, “We make mittens from 100% wool, recycled from old sweater, blankets, and any other items 100% wool that have holes and are otherwise unusable. Our mittens are made with Montana winters in mind, the wool is felted and all our mittens are lined with fleece to make them extra soft and warm!”
“Our flower CSA/ bouquet subscriptions are open for signup for 2019,” shared April Vomfell.
“Ten weeks of fresh flowers, with pickup in Kalispell or Whitefish. Each week you will receive a medium-size mixed bouquet with seasonal fresh flowers and greenery, wrapped in paper and easily transferred to your favorite vase.”
Details on their website, www.flatheadfarmworks.com!
Little Blackfoot Farm & 3 Farms and a Kitchen
AERO friend and member Vicky Lynne will be at the Made Fairs in Helena and Missoula again this December. Look at the posters below for these amazing events!
Also, if anyone is looking for yarn or spinning/felting fiber they can contact her directly at avn8166(a)blackfoot.net
Red Lodge Farmers’ Market
The Red Lodge Farmers Market will be hosting an Indoor Market on December 15th. We are excited to have many different handmade crafts, produce and a few meat vendors. It will be held in the gym at the Old Roosevelt from 10-3.
Email redlodgefarmersmarket(a)gmail.com for more info!
Seeds make great holiday gifts! Check out Triple Divide Seeds for Montana grown and adapted vegetable and flower varieties.
Triple Divide’s mission is to develop plant varieties that grow well in Montana and other northern latitudes. We are committed to improving and adapting open-pollinated, locally resilient seeds crops using organic practices. We believe that in order to build a secure local and regional food and farm system we need to return ownership of seed to our farmers and gardeners.
Sunflower Bakery in Helena is currently offering a sourdough bread CSB (Community Supported Bread) and specialty baked goods by request. Pick ups on Tuesday or Friday in Helena.
Cottage Food bakery owners Kate and Ian McLean use organic flour and Montana whole grains, and local ingredients when available. sunflowerbakerymt(a)gmail.com
All of the flowers for The Herb & Garden’s bouquets are sourced either locally, regionally and/or domestically. They offer Planters, herb seeds for wine lovers, herb seeds for tea lovers, and gardens in a bag. Owner Cindy Hanson will also have poinsettias, wreaths and holly for December decorating.
(Wilsall) B&B, market garden & farm-to-yoga retreats.
Give the gift of an experience this holiday season! We have gift certificates available for B&B stays and private yoga/wellness retreats…mention the Abundant Montana Holiday feature and we’ll give you 10% off your gift cert or booking. We’re just 20 miles from Bridger Bowl & Crosscut Mountain ski areas (Showdown is in striking distance too).
Farm-to-table continental breakfasts included with all stays…plated breakfasts, sack lunches, and evening apps available too! Plan a winter getaway and get a taste of rural Montana in the heart of the Shields Valley.
Check us out at www.root2risegardens.com and follow us @root2risegardens on Facebook & Instagram.
Give to Garden City Harvest this holiday season in the name of a loved one and we will send them a bunny pin and the knowledge that they helped build community through agriculture with GCH’s farms and gardens — including giving kids kale superpowers, teens a sense of themselves through hard work, adults fresh vegetables and good health, and all involved a greater sense of connection.
A true gift of good feeling.
TRW’s 2017 Marquette won the coveted Jefferson Cup two weeks ago. One of 22 wines to win out of 740 wines submitted to the Jeff Cup Competition in Kansas City, MO. Doug Frost, organizer of the event wrote , ” The Tongue River 2017 Marquette is a special wine. Its fruity exuberance and excellent balance are remarkable….”
Marquette and many other of our wines can be ordered for shipment Dec 10-14. Then it will probably be too cold until late January.
Happy holidays to you and all whom you love and care for!