Prairie Heritage Farm is an certified organic farm on the Fairfield Bench north of Great Falls specializing in ancient and heritage grains and farm-to-loaf sourdough breads through the on-farm bakery, Blue Truck Bread.


Photo by Missy Sprouse.

Photo by Missy Sprouse.

Meet the Farmers

Prairie Heritage Farm is owned and operated by Jacob and Courtney Cowgill, two central Montanans returning to their roots. Jacob grew up on Red Butte Lane, near Sand Coulee and Courtney spent her childhood on a farm between Dutton and Brady. We both left Central Montana as young adults, for school and careers but came back in 2009 to start the farm.

We wanted to find a way to make a life in Central Montana but we also wanted to give back to the communities that raised us. We started farming on leased ground near Conrad in 2009. In 2012, we bought our own little piece of ground near Power on the Fairfield Bench and have been farming here since. 

Prairie Heritage Farm is, in a lot of ways, the kind of farm that existed in this region 50-100years ago: diversified, small-scale and locally based. Our vision is to be a model for how to revive elements of that old kind of agriculture alongside the kind of agriculture that has sustained our communities in the last several decades.

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, our community, ourselves and our environment.


Meet The Food

Food that tastes like it matters.

Whether it's our farmer-grown, farmer-ground, farmer-baked sourdough bread to our fresh vegetables, we grow food that nourishes our bodies, our land and our communities.