Wednesdays between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the THG Farm
Spring Greens Share
Update: The spring green CSA shares are currently sold out. Thank you for your support of the Towne's Harvest Garden!
This season we are offering a Spring Greens share for $135 for 6 weeks starting on May 22nd and will end June June 26th.
Summer & Fall Share
Our Summer and Fall share will be available for $385 and is 14 weeks in length. The Summer and Fall share will begin on July 10th and will end on October 9th
Throughout the heart of the season, this share will offer all the tastes of summer including tomatoes, corn, onions, herbs, potatoes, carrots, beans, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, cabbage, peppers, parsnips, summer and winter squash, chard, greens, radishes, garlic and more. We will also include some fun varities such as arugula, shallots, kohlrabi, hot peppers and fennel and sweets such as raspberries, stevia and melons.
Spring and Summer/Fall Share
The subscription option of purchasing both the Spring Greens and Summer & Fall Share to cover your produce needs for the whole summer. The cost of purchasing both is $510 and is $10 savings if the shares had been purchased separately. The share subscription will begin May 22nd and end on October 9th.
Garden Start Share
Update: The garden start CSA shares are currently sold out. Thank you for your support of the Towne's Harvest Garden!
New this year we will offer a garden start share, to help our CSA members get their own gardens ready as well! This share will cost $50 and will include a variety of starts including cucumbers, onions, peppers, chard, cabbage, basil,heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, a pumpkin, and perennial flowers.
Or make checks payable to MSU - Towne's Harvest
To become a CSA member...
- Complete the member agreement. Click here to access the agreement.
- Pay online or make check payable to MSU - Towne’s Harvest Garden and either email or mail member agreement to:
Towne’s Harvest Garden
Montana State University /HHD
121 PE Complex
Bozeman, MT 59717
Shares are sold on a first come basis. Your CSA share membership will be verified via email.
Feel free to contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Program...
Friends of Local Foods was formed in the fall of 2006 to bring concerned students, faculty, and community members together to raise awareness, create academic opportunities and conduct research related to local food systems and food quality. Out of this effort, with the support of several members of the MSU community, grew the Towne's Harvest Garden project, a 3+ acre diversified vegetable farm.
Towne's Harvest Garden not only produces vegetables, it is the start of a larger project that promotes community building and individual empowerment. Our goal is that the THG farm will offer valuable hands-on education for the Bozeman community by promoting learning about food production and the value of eating and supporting local foods.
MSU student, faculty and staff as well as community members are very welcome to visit and volunteer at the garden. Volunteers will be rewarded for their efforts by stress reduction through physical work, joyful camaraderie and fresh vegetables. Email us to find out about volunteer dates and times.
Why Towne’s Harvest?
The name of the garden connects the history of the land to the present. Towne is the surname of one of five farmers who used to own land which was eventually deeded to MSU. The land where the Horticulture Farm and the Towne’s Harvest Garden is located has been nicknamed Towne’s farm for several decades. The piece of land which became the garden actually belonged to E. Broox and the Ella Martin Farm. It was deeded to MSU in 1909.
Towne's Harvest will continue to be good stewards of that farm so that future generations of Montanans can grow food on this land.
CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA's are vegetable subscriptions which directly support a farmer in the community. Community members pay a set amount for a season’s worth of produce, and then receive a 'share' of vegetables each week. CSA's are a great way to build relationships with your produce growers: you know exactly where your food is coming from and you will see how it is grown. In this case, your purchase of a CSA share will also support student initiative and interest in local and sustainable food.
Towne’s Harvest is a educational research farm. Therefore, we greatly value member’s involvement and feedback as we try to create a model for small scale producers in the state.
Shares will include numerous types of produce including peppers, potatoes, carrots, basil, parsley, onions, tomatoes, green beans, peas, broccoli, salad mix, beets, cucumbers squash and much, much more!
In addition to a weekly bag of fresh produce, your CSA membership will include a reusable tote bag, a CSA recipe resource, and weekly newsletters with information about the farm, nutrition facts about the vegetables in the share. Produce will be available for pick-up at the farm Wednesdays from 4-7pm.
Members are very welcome to visit or volunteer at Towne’s Harvest. Wednesday mornings, beginning in June, are our volunteer days from 8-11 am. Email us to let us know you're coming, or if it's a beautiful day and you wake up and feel like getting your hands dirty, come on out and check in with Chaz.
Other CSA programs in the Gallatin Valley...
Towne's Harvest is one of many CSA programs in the Gallatin Valley. For information on CSA additional programs in the area:
|Gallatin Valley Botanical||599-2361|
|Cedar Rose Farms||579-9356|
|Cloud Nine Farm||578-2144|
|Field Day Farms||522-9501|
|Three Fiddles Farm||922-1808|
|Three Hearts Farm||599-6145|