With shifts to large scale commodity cropping, the advent of mechanized farming, and changes in shipping and distribution access, it is understandable why there has been such a huge reduction in the local food that Montanans eat.
However, in such a large agricultural state, we know that demand for local foods is here! Just visit your local farmers market and you will see lines for Montana grown fruits and vegetables. There are ways to increase support for local foods and make changes that will impact all Montanans’ right to healthy, culturally appropriate, and nutrient dense food.
Grow Montana is a state-wide food policy coalition that works to improve all of our citizens’ access to healthy Montana foods. They advocate for policies that support sustainable Montana-owned food production, processing, and distribution at the state legislature, and have been since 2005.
Join Grow Montana’s email list to get action alerts during the legislative session. Action alerts include open calls for citizens to provide written or oral testimony during the MT Legislative Session or to provide feedback on developing policy.
Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO), Community Food & Agriculture Coalition (CFAC), Land to Hand Montana, Mission West Community Development Partners, Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC), Montana Farmers Union (MFU), National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC)