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  • Farm-to-Table
  • Your food is killing you, and your food system is killing your community …. Mike Callicrate
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2006
  • Percentage of Disposable Income Spent on Food in the US Source: USDA
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2006
  • Farm-to-Table Project to create a local food system providing locally-grown, quality foods grown in the MonDak region.  Ag Marketing Cooperative  Commercial Kitchen  Restaurant/Microbrewery  Culinary School
  • Why this Ag Marketing Cooperative?   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
  • Farm-to-Table concept developed during Horizons Leadership training in 2004
  • WSU Farm to Table Retreat Sustainable Agriculture
  • Restaurant Concept in Old Bean Plant Overlooking Yellowstone River
  • View from the patio of the restaurant
  • Tour of Mission Mountain Market Farm-to-Table committee members take trip to Ronan February, 2006 to tour Commercial Kitchen and microbreweries
  • Pasteurizing system with heat exchanger for cider, brew, run steam kettles
  • Growler–to-Go 2 Liter Bottle Empty $25 Full $30 Bayern Brewery Missoula, MT
  • 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
  • USDA Rural Development Grant $23,000 for Marketing Study
  • 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
  • Prairie Development Center 313 W Valentine Currently Houses •  arm-to-Table Co-op F •  CEDC D •  ood Bank F •  estern Trails W •  astern Montana E Mental Health •  pace Available S Future Home of Culinary School
  • We purchased Bud & Jean Clem’s Western Trails & Cowboy Foods Business Bean or Grain Hopper fills 12 oz. bags Assembly tubes for spice packets
  • 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
  • Western Trails Food Canen girls and friend help package flax, desired for omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber. Field of flax
  • Western Trails Food Spice rack filled with ingredients for soup, pancake and bread mixes. Tana Canen watches daughters packaging barley flakes.
  • 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   ???????
  • Your food is killing you, and your food system is killing your community …. Mike Callicrate
  • 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