Frequently Asked Questions

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."

― Claude Monet

GENERAL FAQ's

Thanks for checking our our Frequently Asked Questions. As our boutique resort brings together multiple services that change with the seasons, please scroll down to find answers to specific questions as they relate to our restaurant, glamping, fly fishing and more. 

ARE YOU OPEN? WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION? 

  • Our wellness services, which include yoga classes, creekside massages and sauna sessions are open from July 1st through October 15th. Please make a reservation for any of these services. 

  • Our Filed Kitchen restaurant is scheduled to open sometime in July of this year. We are working hard to open the doors and will be announcing our opening date when we are able to. 

  • Our glamping is open to overnight guests from July 1st through October 15th. 

WHERE DO I PARK? 

Please look for the Bodhi Farms wood signs - we have two entrances, our Main Entrance (yoga, spa, sauna, filed kitchen restaurant, and overnight glamping guests) is the entrance further west and our Event Parking (for special events like a wedding) is the entrance further east.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BOZEMAN:

We are on Cottonwood Road, between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Gallatin Gateway (191). Look for the new jack leg fence!  From Bozeman, go south on 19th until it dead ends into Cottonwood Road.  You'll take a left on Cottonwood Road and continue until you pass Cottonwood Elementary School on your right.  Look for the new yellow jack-leg fence.  The big field is our event entrance (for weddings & larger events).  The far west entrance is our main entrance for yoga, private lounges, caterers/wedding vendors and our welcome shack.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BIG SKY/FOUR CORNERS: 

We are on Cottonwood Road, between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Gallatin Gateway (191). Look for the new jack leg fence! From Big Sky, go north on 191 towards Gallatin Gateway and take a right on Cottonwood Road (from Four Corners, go south on 191 and take a left on Cottonwood Road).  Continue on Cottonwood Road (taking a right when it dead ends at Enders Rd. to remain on Cottonwood Road, followed by a left when it dead ends at Portnell Rd.).  The far west entrance is our main entrance for yoga, private lounges, caterers/wedding vendors and our welcome shack. The far east entrance with the big field is our event entrance (for weddings & larger events).  

GLAMPING

​WHAT IS GLAMPING? 

Glamping is kind of like traditional camping, but in an upscale and luxurious way. Glamping makes it more simple and comfortable for folks to experience the outdoors. This easier way of camping allows guests to embrace nature’s elements and support eco tourism in our area. We believe It is the ultimate way to experience the unique parts of the world.

WHAT TIME DOES THE WELCOME SHACK OPEN AND WHEN CAN I CHECK IN AND OUT OF MY TIPI? 

​Our Welcome Shack is our front desk and more. It is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm seven days a week. Check-in time is 3:00pm and Check-out time is 12:00pm. Sorry, but we do not accommodate late check-outs at this time.

 

WHAT CANCELATION POLICY DOES BODHI FARMS HAVE FOR GLAMPING? 

Reservation must be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival for a refund, minus a 5% cancellation fee.

I BOOKED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY, HOW DO I MAKE CHANGES TO OR CANCEL MY RESERVATION? 

​Unfortunately, we are unable to modify or cancel third-party reservations. We recommend contacting the company you booked with directly to modify or cancel your existing reservation.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AT CHECK IN AT BODHI FARMS? 

​We require a valid ID and a method of payment upon check-in.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT BODHI FARMS?

We accept payment by cash, debit, and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Cards, and Discover). We'll take gold too. 

 

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

We are happy to offer a 12% discount to all active and retired members of the military, and AARP. Proper identification must be presented at check-in.

 

DO YOU OFFER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE OVERNIGHT TIPIS? 

Yes, one of our tipis is wheelchair accessible. These tipi are tucked right behind the Welcome Shack for accessibility. When calling for a reservation, please advise us of your needs so we can ensure availability.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE GLAMPING TIPIS? CAN I REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL PERSON IN A DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM, ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS, ARE COTS AVAILABLE?

Your glamping tipi measures out to 6.5mm (21’4”) diameter.An additional charge of $50.00 will be added to your reservation for each extra guest and if you would like us to deliver one or two cots to accommodate additional guests, please just let us know. Cots are available upon request at an additional fee of $10.00.

ARE PETS PERMITTED? 

Yes, dogs are welcome at an additional charge of $50.00 per visit. The fee includes a plush dog bed, for exclusive use during stay only and a pet goodie bag, includes 2 potty bags and dog treats. Service animals are welcome, free of charge. We ask that all guests traveling with their furry guest always keep them on a leash while on the property. *Dogs are not allowed in the gardens or the Field Kitchen.

 

IS BREAKFAST INCLUDED? WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Your glamping experience includes a farm fresh egg and continental breakfast that we service from the Pond Shack from 7:00am to 9:30am. 

 

WHAT TIMES DOES THE FIELD KITCHEN RESTAURANT OPEN? CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION? 

Our outdoor seasonal restaurant is not yet open to the public. We are working to open in early August, but stay tuned for more updates. Once it is open, it will likely be open 7 days a week from 11:30am to 10:00pm for lunch and dinner. We do not offer reservations currently, but please call the Field Kitchen for any additional questions.

 

WILL I HAVE WIFI AND CELLULAR SERVICE? 

Wi-Fi is available around the Welcome Shack, the Field Kitchen as well as the Backyard Venue. In addition, cellular reception is available from most areas of the farm. 

 

IS ROOM SERVICE AVAILABLE?

We are in bear country. Room service is not provided due to safety precautions with wildlife.

 

ARE TOILETRIES AND TOWELS PROVIDED? 

We are happy to accommodate our guests with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand sanitizer. Complimentary robes and shower totes are provided with your glamping experience. All our products are made with eco-friendly ingredients. 

 

WHAT IS YORU SMOKING POLICY?

We are a tobacco free property, including but not limited to e-cigarettes, and vaping.

 

ARE CAMPFIRES PERMITTED AT MY TIPI? 

For us to provide a safe environment to our guests and the wildlife around the area we do not allow fires at your campsite, but instead we offer a nightly campfire with complimentary s'mores from the hours of 8:00pm to 10:00pm at the Pond Shack for overnight guests.

 

DO ALL GLAMPING TIPIS HAVE REFRIGERATORS, DISHES AND UTENSILS?

We offer a complimentary community refrigerator for our glamping guests that is located in the Pond Shack. We do not offer dishes and utensils unless you are using the services of our restaurant. 

 

CAN I LOCK MY TIPI?

Your nordic tipi is not equipped with a lock however both entryways zip shut. We can assure you that our farm is very safe, and our staff does monitor the area very well. If you have valuables you would like for us to store in our safe, we can do so. 

 

WHAT DO I PACK FOR MY TRIP TO THE FARM?

Depending on the season you are visiting and the time of day, temperatures can fluctuate greatly in this northern climate. We recommend always having a warm jacket and a rain jacket just in case. Other than that, be sure you have proper shoes, hat, sun block, and always have a water vessel to stay hydrated. 

 

DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT?

We do not have a shuttle; however, we can set you up private transportation if you like. Please request through your Adventure Concierge.

HOW FAR AWAY ARE YOU FROM DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN? 

The farm is just 15 miles southwest of downtown Bozeman, a convenient and beautiful drive totaling 20 minutes.

DO YOU HAVE ONSITE PARKING? IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL FEE? 

We offer outdoor parking onsite and all self-parking is complimentary, including RVs.

 

FIELD KITCHEN RESTAURANT

WHEN ARE YOU OPENING AND WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

​Our outdoor seasonal restaurant is opening this summer. We are working to open in early August, but stay tuned for more updates. Once it is open, it will likely be open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30am to 10:00pm for lunch and dinner.

 

CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION? 

We do not currently offer dining reservations.


WHAT DO YOU SERVE ON YOUR MENU AND WHAT FOOD ALLERGIES TO YOU ACCOMMODATE? 

You can check out our menu here. We provide vegetarian and vegan options but we do have nuts on some dishes. 

 

DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOL? CAN I BRING MY OWN? 

Yes, we serve a curated list of local beer and regional wine. We do not have a full bar. You may not bring any alcoholic beverages onto our farm anywhere, but for the drinks you order from us you can enjoy anywhere on the farm. 

IS YOUR RESTAURANT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE? 

Yes, our restaurant is wheelchair accessible, but remember that we are a farm and our pathways are gravel and exploring the farm can be challenging so we encourage you to have someone that can help you navigate the property. 

ARE PETS PERMITTED? 

We love furry four legged friends, but unfortunately we do not allow dogs at our field kitchen restaurant or in our gardens. 
 

WILL I HAVE WIFI AND CELLULAR SERVICE? 

Yes, Wi-Fi is available at the Field Kitchen. In addition, cellular reception is available from most areas of the farm. 

 

CAN I PICNIC OR MUST I SIT AT A TABLE? 

We have a nice yard next to our creekside patio so feel free to bring your own food and a blanket, or just a blanket and we will provide the food. In either case, you may not bring your own beverages as we must provide all drinks on our property.  

 

WHAT IS YORU SMOKING POLICY?

We are a tobacco free property, including but not limited to e-cigarettes, and vaping.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT BODHI FARMS?

We accept payment by cash, debit, and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Cards, and Discover). We'll take gold too. 

 

WEDDING + PRIVATE EVENTS

As part of our mission is to create a sustainable venue for your event, we hope to minimize the waste that large events typically produce.  From tossed paper goods, to excess food that gets thrown away, to balloons, to single-use water bottles & micro-plastics that end up polluting our lands, here are a few ways to make your event more eco-friendly and stay in line with our vision at Bodhi Farms.  We have also included other frequently asked questions, but if you have others please email us or reach out to your Bodhi Farms Event Manager.

 

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE & WHAT SHOULD WE RENT?

It depends on the venue.  Bodhi Farms can provide basic lighting, picnic tables & benches, 60” rounds, 24" cocktail tables, restrooms, a dance floor and wood chairs.  Depending on the time of year and venue,  we also provide large outdoor fire pits & smaller smokeless fire pits (great for s'mores!).

 

As Bodhi Farms does not provide service utensils or dishes, you may opt to rent ceramic or glass serving pieces from a rental company (locally, we recommend Montana Party Rentals or Gallatin Event Rentals).  Or for a more informal event, you can purchase compostable dishes (locally, we recommend Eco Montana).  We do not allow single-use plastics. 

 

We do not provide linens, which you will want to reserve if you are using our 60” rounds or cocktail tables.  Our 10’ long picnic tables are beautiful as is, but of course you are welcome to rent linens for those as well.

ARE YOU ADA ACCESSIBLE? 

While our welcome path is accessible by wheelchair, it is not ADA.  It is a fairly smooth path with a few parts that are sloped and no steps.  With someone helping it would be fine.  We have another driving bridge if you need further assistance; please email us to let us know before arriving.

 

DO YOU HANDLE FOOD & BEVERAGE FOR EVENTS?

We do offer catering options or you are welcome to select one from our preferred vendors list.  Please inquire with our Catering Manager for details.

 

WHAT DO WE DO WITH EXTRA FOOD AFTER THE EVENT?

While most caterers do their best to minimize waste, there is a good chance some food will be leftover.  At large events, many of the leftovers simply get thrown out, going straight to the landfill.  Bodhi Farms has a composting program in place with bins available to your caterer in the kitchen as well as our trash/recycle/compost containers around the property.  We prohibit the use of Styrofoam for leftovers, so please communicate with your food caterer on what containers or plans they have for any extras. 

 

Did you know that in the U.S. alone food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply?  And that when food is disposed in a landfill, it rots and becomes a significant source of methane (a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide).    

 

WHO HANDLES THE TRASH & OVERALL CLEANUP AFTER THE EVENT?

Bodhi Farms will handle removal of trash, recycle and composting bins.  Our venue rental fee includes cleaning based upon reasonable use.  If excessive cleaning is required beyond what is typical for a wedding or event, there will be an additional charge. This includes, but is not limited to decorations, trash on the grounds, and flower petals.

 

DO YOU ALLOW PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES?

We prohibit the use of plastic straws, plastic water bottles and other single-use plastics on the property. We do offer water stations with small glass mason jars for special events, to ensure water is readily available for your guests.

 

Did you know that bottling water releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually? And that plastic bottles can take 450 years or more to break down and decompose?

 

WHAT ECO-FRIENDLY DECOR DO YOU ALLOW? 

Please do not use any tacks, staples or tape of any kind on our trees, fences, furniture or tents.  We also do not allow balloons, glitter, or non-paper (foil) confetti. For any leftover flowers, we can compost them or you can give them to guests as gifts or donate to a local hospital/senior center/shelter.

 

WHAT CAN WE HANG INSIDE THE EVENT TIPIS?

Nothing must be hung from the tent, except from the main poles and cross poles up to the following maximum loads:

  1. 44 lbs – per MAIN POLE Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipi

  2. 24 lbs – per CROSS POLE Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipi

 

When hanging anything from the poles, take care that no sharp edges are against the canvas to reduce the risk of holes forming. If nothing is hung from the poles, up to 330 lbs can be hung from the radial-frame of the Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipis, assuming an adequate means of securing the load to the radial frame. Please discuss options with your Bodhi Farms Event Manager

 

WHAT ARE SOME ECO-FRIENDLY SEND-OFF IDEAS?

Send-off items must be approved by Bodhi Farms Event Manager. Please do not use balloons, rice, confetti, glitter, or bubbles in plastic bottles.  Only natural or eco-friendly wedding send-off items are allowed, such as biodegradable confetti, ribbon wands, dried or fresh herbs, and green leaves. Find more ideas here.

 

Did you know that plastic-based glitter & confetti take 1,000 years to break down?  

 

WHAT ABOUT ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY FAVORS?

Donate to a favorite charity in your guests names, give locally made sweet treats, biodegradable seed packets, or have enough dried flowers & herbs that double as a send-off and take home as party favors.

 

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON OPEN FLAMES, SUCH AS SPARKLERS, CANDLES & FIRE PITS? 

Bodhi Farms Event Manager must pre-approve and oversee any fire pit usage during the event. Only pre-approved votive candles for guest tables and canned heat for warming trays are allowed.  Bodhi Farms does allow LED candles in all spaces. Fireworks, sparklers and all other pyrotechnics are NOT allowed anywhere on Bodhi Farms property at any time. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON SMOKING?

Smoking tobacco is strictly forbidden on Bodhi Farms, except in designated smoking areas.  There is a zero-tolerance policy for smoking in the tents and tipis.

 

DO YOU REQUIRE AN EVENT COORDINATOR?

We require that you hire a professional wedding planner or day of coordinator for all events at Bodhi Farms. What’s the difference between our Event Manager and an Event Coordinator?  Your Bodhi Farms Event Manager will ensure that your vendors are aware of our entry, loading and parking plans as well as make sure they are directed over to your venue on our property.  An Event Coordinator can ensure your event runs smoothly – typically this person will help create your event timeline & floorplans; direct the vendors on the day of the event and ensure an accurate set up; guide your rehearsal and ceremony; welcome and direct guests; and coordinate and load your décor/gifts/personal items after the event.  

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD WE START THE CEREMONY?

The ceremony start time can vary based on the time of year and what pictures you are planning to take at the event; typically they will begin between 4pm-5pm. Things to consider: Are you planning a first look? What group photos will you take (B&G + her parents, B&G + his parents, B&G + both parents, B&G + bridal party, etc.)? We recommend you chat with your photographer or Bodhi Farms Manager and discuss time of year and when the sun is setting for the best outdoor natural light.  

 

WHAT IS THE RENTAL TIME PERIOD FOR AN EVENT?

Please inquire about venue rental time periods, as it depends on the venue & time of year. 

 

DO YOU REQUIRE EVENT INSURANCE?
Bodhi Farms does require Special Event Liability Insurance.  If alcohol is served at your event, your policy must include Liquor Liability coverage. Talk to your renter or homeowner insurance as it’s an easy, affordable add on in most cases.  Other options include Event Helper and WedSafe and Eventsured.

 

FLY FISHING

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

A full day guided fly fishing float trip includes expert guiding and instruction on one of Montana’s best rivers or lakes, local transportation, non-alcoholic beverages (you may bring your own alcoholic drinks), use of rod and reel, tackle, flies, river shuttle, and a nice stream-side lunch.

 

Our Fishing Lesson Experience on the farm includes use of rod and reel, tackle, and flies. It is a great way to learn the basics or hone your skills on our beautiful waters. Lessons do not include any food or beverage but can be ordered as you like.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH A GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

Our guided fly fishing trips do not include guide gratuity, a Montana Fishing license, private water rod fees, personal accessory gear (hat, sunglasses, sun gloves, etc.), waders, wading boots, or alcoholic beverages.

 

WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE GRATUITY FOR A GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

Appropriate gratuity for a full day float trip is $100-150 per guide and for a half day trip $75-100. Our guides rely on tips to offset their daily expenses of gas, lunch, river shuttle, tackle, and flies. All of our guides will work hard for you and appreciate your gratuity in return.

 

DO YOU PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE?

Yes, we practice catch and release fishing on all of our guided fly fishing trips as well as while fishing on our farm. 

 

WHAT DOES A NORMAL DAY OF AN OFFSITE FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP ENTIAL?

7:00-8:00AM: Meet your Guide

Your guide will meet you at the predetermined meeting point for your trip. We can arrange for pick-up at Bodhi but often ask anglers meet at a local fly shop or other convenient meeting point. If anglers need to purchase fishing licenses or rent waders, we can stop on the way to the river.

8:30-9:30AM: Arrive at Fishing Destination

From the meeting point anglers will travel with their guide to the fishing destination. Travel time varies depending on exact location.

9:00AM-12:00/5:00PM: Guided Fly Fishing

Anglers will spend either a full or half day on the water fly fishing depending on your trip booking. Anglers can expect professional guiding and instruction throughout the day on a blue ribbon river, lake, or stream. On Full Day Trips we generally break for lunch around 12:30PM. Exact start and end times vary but anglers can expect to be on the water until 4:00-5:00+ PM. We can accommodate any preferred start and end times. 

5:00-6:30PM: Return to Meeting Point

Anglers can expect to return with their guide to the meeting point by early evening after a great day of fly fishing for the conclusion of the trip.

Post Trip Follow-Up. Our outfitter will follow up with anglers after every trip to ensure that the services provided to you were beyond expectations.

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME FLY FISHING? 

Whenever you can make it! But to break it down simply March, April, May, October, and November you can expect low angling pressure, great fishing, but variable weather. June, July, August, and September are prime time: fly fishing is great, especially the dry fly bite, and weather is generally reliable. 

 

 WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS? 

  • The first step is to request your fly fishing trip, including what dates work for you and whether or not you are looking for a full day offsite guided float trip or a walk and wade trip on our farm. We will not take payment at this time, but we will require your payment information in the case that we are able to confirm that a guide has been secured. 

  • Once we have your commitment, we go to work on securing a guide for your requested day(s). If a guide is available, we will secure the scheduling and charge your card accordingly at that time and send you a confirmation email with all of the details you need. You will then hear from your guide shortly after that. 

  • For bookings outside of 30 days from the date of your trip this invoice will be for a 50% booking deposit. We will send a second invoice for the rest due the date your trip. For bookings inside of 30 days from the date of your trip this invoice will be for full payment and due at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee any reservation until booking payments are received.

  • Your guide will contact you 1 day prior to your trip to confirm everything again, make any final changes and get you set for your day of fly fishing.

  • And finally….Go Fly Fishing! This is the fun part. You, your group, meet your guide and go fly fishing on some of the finest water in Montana.

  • After your trip we always follow up. We love to hear your stories from the day and make sure we did our job well. Your experience is what counts, and we try to do our best to make sure you have your best Montana guided fly fishing yet.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS / CANCELATION POLICY? 

For Bookings Outside of 30 days:

We take a 50% booking deposit on all trips booked outside of 30 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. The remaining balance is due the day before a scheduled trip. Final payment must be received prior to services rendered. This deposit is refundable less a $75 processing fee for cancellations outside of 30 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trip will result in full payment.

For Bookings Inside of 30 Days:

We take full payment up-front on all bookings made inside of 30 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. This payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trip will result in full payment. We accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash for payment.

For All Bookings:

Deposits are taken for all parts of your trip, this includes: guided trip fees, lodging fees, equipment expenses, and etc. Guide trip fees are fully refundable less a $75 processing fee at any time if the booked guide can be rebooked on the same date. Changing the date you are booked is the same as cancelling and re-booking a separate trip. All cancellations must be given by written notice, either e-mail or by mail. The date a written cancellation notice is electronically received or postmarked will be considered the date of cancellation. Trips may be cancelled at our discretion at any time and deposit fully refunded due to conditions that jeopardize client and/or guide safety, federal and/or state closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances. We make no exceptions to our booking and refund policy and encourage clients to purchase trip insurance with iTravelinsured if concerned about the possibility of cancellation.

 

WHAT GEAR SHOULD I BRING ON MY GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

Your guide will provide you with a fishing pole and all fishing equipment you need. IF you want to bring your own gear that is great too. 

HOW MUCH ARE FLY FISHING LICENSES / PERMITS AND WHERE CAN I PURCHASE ONE? 

You may purchase a license from most gas stations in Montana but we suggest getting it done online before your trip to make things easier. You can buy your Montana fishing licenses here. 

 

WHAT RIVERS, LAKES AND STREAMS DO Y'ALL OFFER GUIDED TRIPS ON? 

Please refer to our guided fly fishing offerings for more detail, but we offer guided fly fishing trips all across Montana. This includes the Yellowstone River, Missouri River, Upper Madison River, Lower Madison River, Gallatin River, Boulder River, Stillwater River, Big Horn River, Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, Blackfoot River and Dearborn River.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON A GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

Great question! Every angler should come prepared with sunglasses, hat, and suitable clothing and footwear everyday. In the Spring and Fall this means dressing warm in quick drying layers. Bring waders, wading boots, good rain gear, gloves and a warm hat. During the summer this means dressing cool in sun protective lightweight fishing clothes. We recommend long sleeves, pants, and water-friendly shoes. For some this means a tank top and bathing suit. Always be prepared for inclement weather. We have seen it snow every month of the year. Keep an eye on the forecast as your trip nears and pack accordingly.

OUR FARM

ARE YOU ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED WITH THE USDA? 

We are not currently certified as Organic with the USDA. We are pursuing Organic certification, and follow all USDA guidelines and standards for Organic egg and vegetable production. Check out our “Organic Systems Plan” page on our website for in-depth information about how we grow!

 

​WHAT DO YOU GROW? 

We grow a wide variety of vegetables, annual and perennial herbs & flowers, and a wide variety of perennial trees, bushes & shrubs. Everything from apples & pears to beans, cucumbers and peppers! Join us for a Volunteer session in the garden to learn more about what we are doing in the gardens and food forests! 

 

DO YOU COMPOST ON THE FARM?

Yes. We utilize open / 3 sided bins that are 8’ x 8’. We optimize cycling of nutrients to protect soil quality by aerating / turning our compost piles with a tractor implement.  Our compost is finished in roughly 3-4 months (depending on conditions), and it is finished when the product's internal temperature has dropped below 70 degrees fahrenheit and is dark, crumbly and smells like earth.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANIMALS? 

Yes. We have chickens, pigs & ducks. We use our poultry (ducks & chickens) to recycle our food waste into eggs, and to help control pests such as slugs, grasshoppers and flea beetles. We use our pigs to recycle food waste into meat, to help us clean up our vegetable gardens at the end of the season, and to help loosen and aerate our soils. 

 

HOW DO YOU IRRIGATE? 

We utilize water from an irrigation ditch that branches off of South Cottonwood Creek, the creek that flows through our property. We use broadcast irrigation to water our vegetable gardens and perennial food forests. In other areas, we utilize crop varieties that are drought tolerant and thrive in our climate here in southwestern Montana. 

 

HOW BIG ARE YOUR GARDENS? 

We have 2.7 acres of designated growing space, which include two perennial food forest spaces and 1.4 acres designated for annual vegetables. In addition, we have incorporated a wide variety of edible landscaping plants throughout the property. 

 

WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR VEGETABLES?

We host weekly farmers markets on-site every Thursday evening where you can purchase vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits from the week's bounty! If you want someone to do the work for you, head over to the field kitchen and enjoy fresh farm produce from our outdoor restaurant.