CM10 Local Economies Bruce Smith

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CM10 Local Economies Bruce Smith

  1. 1. Farm-to-Table
  2. 2. Your food is killing you, and your food system is killing your community …. Mike Callicrate
  3. 3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2006
  4. 4. Percentage of Disposable Income Spent on Food in the US Source: USDA
  5. 5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2006
  6. 6. Farm-to-Table Project  Ag Marketing Cooperative  Commercial Kitchen  Restaurant/Microbrewery  Culinary School to create a local food system providing locally-grown, quality foods grown in the MonDak region.
  7. 7.   Communities desire to regain control   People’s growing concern for higher quality food   Communities desire to build a sustainable food system that supports local farmers & economies   Many communities need greater access to food, especially fresh food   Co-ops create locally-owned, locally controlled businesses   Co-op growth offers another consumer choice Why this Ag Marketing Cooperative?
  8. 8. Farm-to-Table concept developed during Horizons Leadership training in 2004
  9. 9. WSU Farm to Table Retreat Sustainable Agriculture
  10. 10. Restaurant Concept in Old Bean Plant Overlooking Yellowstone River
  11. 11. View from the patio of the restaurant
  12. 12. Tour of Mission Mountain Market Farm-to-Table committee members take trip to Ronan February, 2006 to tour Commercial Kitchen and microbreweries
  13. 13. Pasteurizing system with heat exchanger for cider, brew, run steam kettles
  14. 14. Growler–to-Go 2 Liter Bottle Empty $25 Full $30 Bayern Brewery Missoula, MT
  15. 15. Prairie Home Culinary School  2-Year Associate Degree  Combine Business with Culinary Skills  Theoretical Component:   How to establish an on-going relationship with local producers   How to use local products to create a seasonal menu   How to use lesser known and unfamiliar food items
  16. 16. USDA Rural Development Grant $23,000 for Marketing Study
  17. 17. Other Farm-to-Table Partners   Montana Department of Agriculture – Growth through Agriculture Program - $34,000   Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program- $13,250   Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund - $8,800   PPL Montana - $7,000   Growth through Agriculture – Prairie Development Center and Shared-use Commercial Kitchen - $49,400   Growth Through Agriculture – High Tunnel/Commercial Vegetable/ Community Garden/Farmer’s Market - $29,800   NWAF Great Strides Award - $100,000 + $40,000   Mission Mountain Market/Lake County Development   Montana State University   Alternative Energy and Resource Organization   Grow Montana   Montana Cooperative Development Center
  18. 18. Prairie Development Center 313 W Valentine Currently Houses • Farm-to-Table Co-op • DCEDC • Food Bank • Western Trails • Eastern Montana Mental Health • Space Available Future Home of Culinary School
  19. 19. Bean or Grain Hopper fills 12 oz. bags Assembly tubes for spice packets We purchased Bud & Jean Clem’s Western Trails & Cowboy Foods Business
  20. 20. Western Trails Food Mary Miller makes pancake mix in the Hobart Mixer. Hucklebuddy Flapjacks use purple hulless barley & Huckleberry Syrup Cowboy Flapjacks whole wheat & barley, cinnamon, cayenne. Dude Waffle Mix ginger flavor
  21. 21. Western Trails Food Canen girls and friend help package flax, desired for omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber. Field of flax
  22. 22. Western Trails Food Spice rack filled with ingredients for soup, pancake and bread mixes. Tana Canen watches daughters packaging barley flakes.
  23. 23. What’s Next for Farm-to-Table?   Product Extension: Prairie Home Cuisine   Product in Grocery Stores   Ag Marketing Co-op Formation   Grain Cleaning and Grinding   High Tunnel Production System   Community Garden & Saturday Farmers Market   New Product Formulations – Peas, Lentils, Flours, Flax   Regional Prison Food Industries Program   Culinary School   Monkota CSAs, LLC   ???????
  24. 24. Your food is killing you, and your food system is killing your community …. Mike Callicrate
  25. 25. Making conscious decisions about what you will eat and where you get it may be the single most important thing you can do to support yourself and your community

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