It's sort of a "Grain of the Month Club"and a Grain CSA rolled into one beautiful, delicious package that we mail right to you.
The Way It Works
Depending on what options you choose, you will receive 2 to 4 pounds of our unique, certified organic, heritage and ancient grains and flour once a month. You can sign up for just one month or you can subscribe for 12 months, 6 months or 3 months.
For 2 pounds a month, you pay $12/month (this includes shipping and handling).
For 4 pounds a month, you pay $18/month (this includes shipping and handling).
So for example, if you signed up for 2 pounds a month, one month you might get one pound of whole grain Prairie Farro and one pound of Black Lentils. The next month you might get one pound of Bronze Barley and one pound of fresh, stone-ground Sonora Heritage Wheat flour. Each shipment includes recipes.
If you would like to make a special order of specific grains and amounts for either pick up or for shipping, please email farmer -at- prairieheritagefarm dot com.
Why Grains and Legumes?
Go local with the biggest level of your food pyramid: bread, cereal, and pasta! These are amazing grains you can use in almost every meal, every day.
Grains and legumes are often overlooked in our local foodsheds. As staples, we take them for granted, and with an abundance of certain grains in Montana, like wheat, we don’t often give them much consideration. But do you know where your wheat comes from? Do you know who grew your lentils?
The Varieties We Grow
What makes our grains and legumes unique are the varieties we’ve chosen to grow. We grow older varieties, commonly referred to as ancient and heritage varieties, because of their valuable genetics and to preserve those endangered seedstocks. Additionally, older varieties are able to adapt quickly to changing environments and our goal at Prairie Heritage Farm is to establish many different seedstocks uniquely adapted to both our particular climate in North Central Montana as well as the changing climate we are sure to face in the coming decades.
We aim to grow unique varieties with different rich flavors and cooking characteristics. What those are, we don’t know yet, but that is where our CSA members can help, as we rediscover these lost crops together.
All of the crops are certified organic (no chemicals are used in the production) and are not genetically-modified.
On the sidelines, we are trialing amaranth, quinoa, teff, and fonio; legumes such as dry beans and fenugreek; and a variety of other heritage and ancient wheats and barleys. Over the next few years, we hope to observe our trials, discover which do well in our environment, select the best plants, and expand our seed supply to be able to grow them on a larger scale to offer them to our CSA members.
If you're interested in our work with heritage and ancient grain seed, contact Jacob at 406-396-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Prairie Heritage Farm
Prairie Heritage Farm is owned and managed by Jacob and Courtney Cowgill, who both have returned to their roots in Central Montana. We believe that family farms nourish not only the people who work them, but the people they feed and communities in which they live. We believe organic agriculture, diversification, and a robust local food system are good for the health of our farm, our customers, ourselves, and our planet.
We know that you work as hard for your dollar as we do for ours. So, to that end, we want to make sure you are getting what you pay for by guaranteeing our product. If you are at all unsatisfied with something you receive, we will gladly exchange it for something else or give you a refund.
Jacob, Courtney, Willa and Eli Cowgill