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2021 Mixed Meat Subscription

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MEAT SHARE (10 weeks)

Our bi-weekly meat share is offered by local Bitterroot farmers who use sustainable and organic practices to bring you the highest quality meat in the Valley. Each week will be familiar cuts and ground meat enough for four servings. Types of meat may include chicken, beef, lamb and pork. All meat will come frozen.

Concerned you can't eat it all or you'll be out of town for several weeks over the summer? Consider splitting you share with family or friends and spread the abundance! You can also arrange a late pickup with us for meat and grain shares.

LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

CSA runs June - October 2021.
Pick up at Homestead Organics Farm, Tuesdays 4-6pm
After hours pick up is self serve.


2 INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN: We want to make our CSA shares financially accessible to all, therefore, we're offering a 2 installment payment plan. Pay half now and the remainder by July 1, 2021. Your first payment will be made through your purchase today and Cultivating Connections staff will send you an invoice for the second payment.

All proceeds from your share price directly support youth in farming, opportunities for active community engagement, as well as nutritious salads for area seniors. Each week your growers in training, the Cultivating Connections Youth Farm Interns, get hands-on training in gardening and farming. Each week you get to support their learning and growth as our future leaders in agriculture and society!

Giving this CSA share as a gift for the holidays? We will happily print you a gift certificate! Please include the name and any special note you want to be included.


Youth Farm Internship Program employs 8 high school students in REAL PAYING JOBS, growing food for homebound seniors in cooperation with the Meals On Wheels program of Ravalli County Council on Aging. These transferable job skills prepare youth for the future and develop their spirit of engagement in the community.

This is your chance to participate directly in a circular economic model - your dollars become the paychecks for girls learning to grow food, community, and personal capacity. Their efforts become your dinner and your good fortune!

Thank you for supporting Cultivating Connections and its family of programs: the ‘Youth Farm Internship’, ‘Soup for Seniors’ (in cooperation with the Meals on Wheels program of Ravalli County Council on Aging), the ‘Kinder-Gardeners Project’, ‘Special Abilities Camp’ (in cooperation with Bitterroot Arts for Autism), Community Roundtable events, and other opportunities for fun, active engagement in food, farming, and society for everyone. Cultivating Connections is a Montana non-profit, under the non-profit umbrella of the Bitter Root RC&D, and is based at the farm-classroom of Homestead Organics Farm of Hamilton.

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Donations

​There are several ways to support our programs and mission. You can purchase a farm offering (such as buying a CSA share), tickets to our annual fundraiser, or any current event ticket on the calendar. 

Make checks payable to:

 

Bitter Root RC & D

175 Skalkaho Hwy
Hamilton, MT 59840

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Grants

A large portion of our operational costs are funded through grant awards. Our director, staff, board, and volunteers work countless hours searching out and applying for grant opportunities.

 

A huge Thank You to these generous grantors, current and past who have allowed our programs to thrive.

 
 

Fundraisers

Our fundraising efforts are used to support the annual paid Youth Farm Internship program, cover our staff & overhead costs, and to make all Cultivating Connections programs FREE OF COST to the community by fully funding scholarships for the participants in each of the programs we offer.

 

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In-Kind Support

Donation of in-kind hours and expenses, such as a donation of goods, services, and time. Our farm volunteers, board members, and XX all work. Ask us about other ways you can donate time or materials to support our mission.

About Our Fiscal Sponsor 

          Cultivating Connections is officially a non-profit project sponsored by the Bitter Root Resource Conservation & Development Area. Bitter Root RC&D was established here in Hamilton in 1965 as an arm of the NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) under the Farm Bill to solicit local ideas and turn them into successful nonprofits. While they still operate under the USDA, they are not funded at all by the government (since 2011) and are a fully standalone tax-exempt public charity. Fiscal sponsorship by RC&D allows people with a good idea to have the benefit of sound management as well as to be able to solicit and accept tax-exempt donations.
         In 2011, Bitter Root RC&D was awarded the Outstanding Council in the US out of 375 Councils in existence at that time. They have handled about 2200 projects, large and small since 1965, spinning off such groups as the Bitter Root Land Trust, Bitter Root Water Forum, Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, several local farmer’s markets, and helped get the Bitterroot College up and running. One of their largest ongoing projects is the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program which cost-shares efforts by private landowners to reduce the wildfire risk on their properties.