Supporting Local Farmers: Local Produce Still Available Amid Cancelled Farmers’ Market
The Bozeman Winter Farmer’s Market scheduled for April 4th may have been cancelled due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support your local farmers and stock up on local produce, meat, and eggs. In response to the current crisis, the farmers of Gallatin Valley have once again proven themselves to be a truly resilient, dynamic, and adaptable community. Several farms, including Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm, Amaltheia Organic Dairy, and Black Dog Farm, have moved to online orders through their websites with specific pick up days. Other farms, like Chance, Three Hearts and Town’s Harvest, are accepting orders via email and arranging for on- or off-site pick up.
Consider joining together with your neighbors to support local food systems and help one another practice social distancing. “We have been ordering eggs, cheese, spinach, shallots, garlic, meat and carrots,” says GVLT Stewardship Director Peter Brown. “We have coordinated with a few neighbors so we only send one person to the farm for a pickup, limiting exposure for all parties. I hope we all remember to “Buy Local” and support our local entrepreneurs and farmers once the COVID crisis has passed.”
GVLT is proud to partner with many local farmers to protect their land so that our community continues to have the opportunity to eat local foods and enjoy scenic open spaces on the outskirts of town. In times like these, we’ve been thinking about how much we value our access to local food. Gallatin Valley farmers and ranchers are essential local heroes who have kept food on our tables. We’re sending a big GVLT thank you to everyone in the agricultural community.
For a complete, up-to-date list of local food and farm products, visit www.bozemanwintermarket.com/local-food-resource-guide.
For a list of more food resources, including Food and Personal Care Pantry, school and sack Lunches, please click here.