Abundant Montana educates consumers about the value of local food, and support food and farming entrepreneurs building successful, well-connected, and thoughtful businesses.
History Abundant Montana grew out of AERO/MT's community food system work in the 1990s and began as a print directory in 1995, linking Montanans with local food across the state. Today, Abundant Montana lists over 600 farmers, ranchers, farmers’ markets, institutional and retail local food buyers, food pantries and community meals, and local food and agriculture organizations. In 2022 they anticipated having 1000+ listings, and aim to double that by 2023.
Guiding Principles -Build the demand for local food
-Help local food and farm businesses succeed
-Support diverse markets for local food
-Create free educational resources
-Honor and enhance the integrity of local food
-Develop authentic relationships and inclusive collaboration across our entire food system
You can partner with Abundant Montana. Through print and media campaigns they:
-share the value of nutrient dense, culturally appropriate Montana-made food that stewards our land, water, animals, and seeds.
-teach how to use local food resources.
-direct consumers where to find local food and local food resources.
Their extensive online Find Food & Farm database of local food resources can be searched and filtered so businesses are easier to find. They can work with you to market your products to targeted local markets.
Abundant Montana partners with the Local Food Marketplace to help local Montana farmers and ranchers get their products to market.
Abundant Montana also publishes a Local Food Guide Got a farm, ranch or market? Get listed!