DePere, Wisconsin, a suburb of Green Bay, has been our home for 45 years. My husband, Richard, is retired from the paper industry, and I am a retired educator from the DePere School District. My favorite retirement activities include traveling, reading, and crafting. Our daughter, Laura, is the co-owner of Homestead Organics Farm along with her husband, Henry Wuensche. We have been visiting over the years and love the Bitterroot Valley and the Hamilton area. Their farm has been a wonderful place to spend our time especially during the summer months learning and helping to plant, tend and harvest the abundance of food. It would be hard to name a favorite food, but anything Italian comes immediately to mind and the garlic from the farm. We have been privileged to witness the growth of Cultivating Connections MT as it reaches into the community to help others connect through food.