AERO en School Gardens: Digging into Healthy Habits <p>How many times have you heard a parent say, “I can’t get my kids to eat vegetables!” While this is, unfortunately, sometimes true, over the last two years as a FoodCorps Service Member at Hyalite Elementary School in Bozeman, I’ve heard AND experienced the exact opposite. Just last week, I had to ask a kindergartner to<em> STOP</em> eating spinach. He was picking it from the school gardens and shoving it into his mouth so fast that I feared he would strip every plant of its leaves, leaving none for others to try. What a quandary—having to ask a child to stop eating his vegetables!</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:52:47 +0000 Erin Jackson 20762 at Farms Have So Much More to Offer <p></p><p></p><p>I love the change of the seasons. In the Flathead we see the farm fields change from white to brown to black to green; and eventually to many colors of bounty before we go back to brown and start again.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:51:01 +0000 Maarten Fischer 19428 at Let’s Fix Montana’s Food Regulations! <p>Food safety regulations are some of the most important laws we have to protect public health and safety, but they can also be some of the most confusing aspects of running a successful local food business.&nbsp; For a long time now, many of Montana’s local food producers and consumers have been dealing with a frustrating patchwork of food safety regulations.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:56:01 +0000 Stephanie Potts 14540 at Raising money to bring more flights to the Flathead <p>Competition is fierce to get airlines flying in and out of smaller communities. It’s especially tough to get direct flights from places like Kalispell to big cities like Chicago or Los Angeles. In the Flathead a non-profit group called Airline Enhancement and Retention Outreach, or AERO, is following in the footsteps of several other small communities to raise funds to bring in new routes. Chairman of AERO says it’s called a Minimum Revenue Guarantee or MRG.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:27:45 +0000 Katrin Frye 14240 at Raising money to bring more flights to the Flathead The Great Produce Rescue of 2012 <p>I’m Robin Taylor, and I’m the garden manager at Wholesome Foods in Bridger. We’re in the middle of planting, but with every seed I put into the ground I’m reminded of my visits to this vegetable garden last summer – during a time that eventually became known as the Great Produce Rescue of 2012.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:26:12 +0000 Robin Taylor 2929 at