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Winter Is For Having Time

For many people in the Flathead Valley, gardening and farming may seem to be a seasonal endeavor. We would like to beg to differ and coin it “seasonality farming” instead. The reason is that even when the temperatures are dipping into the negatives and there is a layer of snow feet deep covering the entirety of the field, we are working. Winter brings a different type of work and goals for farmers and gardeners. Planning, researching, reflecting, and notating are just a few of the tasks undertaken in the seasonality of farming.

Here at the Farm our young minds are seeking to explore possibilities of the future: near and far. We’ve compiled the information passed down by the previous owner, our own experience, and other farmers who are broadcasting their experience and knowledge through social media and research. There are some serious changes that we are putting in place for the 2017 season- ALL of which we are excited about. 

Our new vegetable processing barn! Not yet complete, we will clean, process, and refrigerate produce in this space. To the north, the old processing barn will become a tool shed. CSA members who pick up their shares on Mondays will pick up their share in the new barn. 

Our new vegetable processing barn! Not yet complete, we will clean, process, and refrigerate produce in this space. To the north, the old processing barn will become a tool shed. CSA members who pick up their shares on Mondays will pick up their share in the new barn. 

Taking over Raven Ridge Farm has been an exciting process for us. We don’t take what we do lightly. It is a passion for our community and environmental health that drives us to push our own limits to bring you the best quality of food that we can provide. 

Seeds have been ordered, and the farm is in motion. With jittery fingers we have opened our 2017 CSA. Join us! Look beyond the glistening snow into a summer of divine seasonal vegetables. 

 

With Love,

Cassady, Nathan, and Willa