The Western Montana Growers Cooperative (WMGC) is a cooperative of producers located in Western Montana. In addition to supplying the wholesale market with fresh, local food (check out our map of who’s buying local!), we also deliver to individual community members through our Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSA, program.
what it is
CSA is a community-based model of agricultural production and distribution that links people to the farmers who feed them.
how it works
CSA members (that’s you!) purchase a “share” of what our farmers plan to grow prior to the start of the growing season and select a delivery site. Once the season begins, we deliver your share of the harvest to your site each week, where you pick it up and take it from there!
We know that life gets busy (and we like to keep in touch!) so each week, we’ll send you a preview of what’s going to be in your share (on Sunday morning, before you do your shopping for the week), a reminder to pick it up, and our newsletter, which contains information about what’s in your share, who grew it, storage tips, recipes and more!
what makes it special
Quality. All of our produce is either certified organic or Montana Homegrown (a local alternative to organic) and is harvested within a day or two of you receiving it, meaning it’s fresh, fresh, fresh!
Variety. Being a multi-farm CSA program allows us to offer a much wider variety of items than a typical single-farm CSA program, including fruit! A typical season includes apples, 2-3 types of berries, cherries, melons, peaches, pears and plums.
Convenience. Not only do we offer 20+ delivery sites but our CSA members have the opportunity to purchase “add-on” shares, to be delivered with their regular produce share (every week or every other week, depending on the item). These add-on shares include organic eggs, organic milk, artisanal cheese, bread, gluten-free/vegan bread, and coffee—all produced locally!
how to order
2. Click here to create an account and log in (or log in to your existing account).
3. From your Account Overview, click “Shop Subscriptions,” select your share and delivery site and follow the prompts to place your order!
4. Refer a friend! We offer a $10 credit for every new member you refer! If a family member or friend signs up on your recommendation, let us know!
pay in full*
By March 1st to receive the first early-bird discount.
By April 1st to receive the second early-bird discount.
Debit/credit card, EBT card, check or cash.
*Payment due at time of purchase.
pay in 4 payments
First payment due at time of purchase.
Second payment due June 1st.
Third payment due July 1st.
Final payment due August 1st.
Debit/credit card or EBT card.
We happily accept SNAP benefits for all of our shares and are proud to be able to offer Double SNAP Dollars (DSD), which allows us to offer members paying with their SNAP benefits a one-to-one dollar match on produce shares, up to $200 per member, *per season. The remaining balance can be paid in 4-6 monthly payments. If interested in purchasing a share with SNAP/DSD, please contact our CSA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Subject to availability, as funds for Double SNAP Dollars are limited each season.
SNAP benefits and Double Snap Dollars
north of Missoula
Delivery Day: Thursday
Sites: Lolo (private residence), Stevensville (private residence), Victor (Lifeline Farm Store)
south of Missoula
Delivery Day: Friday
Sites: Gardenwerks Nursery, Helena VA/Fort Harrison
Delivery Day: Tuesday
Sites: Philipsburg Brewing Company
Delivery Day: Tuesday
*Site available for employees only. If you’d like to talk with us about delivering to your workplace, please contact our CSA Coordinator at email@example.com.
important dates for the 2019 season:
December 1st, 2018 - First date to purchase 2019 shares.
March 1st, 2019 - First early-bird discount deadline.
April 1st, 2019 - Second early-bird discount deadline.
May 30th-June 4th, 2019 - First summer share delivery.
October 10th-15th, 2019 - Last summer share delivery.
October 17th-22nd, 2019 - First fall share delivery.
November 21st-26th, 2019 - Last fall share delivery.