Farm-to-loaf sourdough bread and heritage and ancient grains. All organic. All family farmed.
We are Jacob and Courtney Cowgill. This is our farm. We believe in the power of food and the power of place and that's why we moved home to rural Central Montana -- to raise food, kiddos and sometimes, a little ruckus. (Well, not really. We're actually quite mild-mannered.) We grow ancient and heritage grains, bake sourdough bread from those grains and grow garlic -- all which come with a love and a taste of this incredible place.
Prairie Heritage Farm is an certified organic farm on the Fairfield Bench north of Great Falls. We specialize in fresh produce, ancient and heritage grains and farm-to-loaf sourdough breads (baked in our on-farm bakery, Blue Truck Bread).
Where to Find Us
You can find Blue Truck Bread at 2Js Fresh Market (105 Smelter Ave NE, Great Falls, MT) and Electric City Coffee (319 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT), Beef N Bone steakhouse, The Block Bar and Grill and 5th and Wine in downtown Great Falls at at Morning Light Coffee Roasters.
You can also special order bread to pick up on the farm by calling, texting or emailing us.
Note: In 2019, after 10 years of doing markets, we have decided to not to do the Great Falls Farmer’s Market this summer. We will miss the market and the people, but with the bakery expanding quickly (thanks!) and our kids growing up too fast, we are taking break.
Also, after two seasons back-to-back of our fresh vegetable crops being contaminated by drifting herbicide (chemicals not approved for use these crops, rendering them inedible and unsalable), we’ve also decided to take a break from growing vegetables for sale, focusing on the bakery and growing grains for the bakery. Changing directions is always difficult and these decisions were hard to make. But, we feel like this is a good new beginning for our farm and our business.
“We come and go, the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it — for a little while.”
— Willa Cather, O! Pioneers
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What We Grow
We grow heritage and ancient grains -- varieties that unlock forgotten tastes, carry important nutrition and hold valuable genetics. We sell our grains direct, either at the Great Falls Farmers' Market during the summer, by special order or nationwide via our Grainy Day Boxes -- a "grain-of-the-month" club that delivers grains right to your door each month.
Jacob's farm-grown, farm-ground, farm-baked sourdough bread is a favorite for our customers. The bread gets its hearty, nutty flavor from the Sonora Heritage Wheat we grow and it gets its distinctive tangy sourdough taste from what it pulls from the wild Montana skies.
You can now find Blue Truck Bread at 2Js Fresh Market (105 Smelter Ave NE, Great Falls, MT) and Electric City Coffee (319 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT), Beef N Bone steakhouse in Ulm and The Block Bar and Grill.
We grow a variety of locally adapted seeds, from lettuce to popcorn. You can find our seeds through the Triple Divide Organic Seed Coop, Fedco Seeds, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and High Mowing Seeds. We believe that care taking a vibrant, resilient seed supply is paramount to the viability and sustainability of our food future.