Our mission is to vigorously promote a sustainable, local food system that encourages a better quality of life for our citizens, improves our community's economy and self-reliance and preserves the land for generations to come.
Farm Tour, August 12
This year, the FPC Farm Tour will take us to Lee and Roxanne Uhl Dunn’s White Deer Ranch in Fishtail. Many of you might know Lee and Roxanne from some of the FPC events like the fermentation class or “Connecting through Food and Film”. They always come loaded with ideas, knowledge and some tasty samples.
Roxanne and Lee’s philosophy:
We believe that if we take care of the worms and the honeybees with proper earth stewardship everything else will thrive. We are an agritourism ranch/farm, which is organic certified for hay, pasture and foraged plants. We think of ourselves as modern homesteaders. Our practices are neither ranching nor farming, they are a combination of both.
We will learn about:
· different microclimates on the property
· organic hay and foraged plants
· chickens, goats, cattle and pigs
There is a store where you can purchase eggs, micro greens, dried herbs, beef, honey, Rugged Ranch Woman (natural health) products and other seasonal items. Don’t forget to bring a cooler.
A light lunch and beverages will be available after the tour. A donation of $7.00 would be appreciated. You will taste some of the items grown or raised at the Ranch and cooked up by Roxanne in her home kitchen. A lunch headcount would make it easier for Roxanne, so please mention your intent when you register.
Please plan to meet at the Red Lodge High School parking lot at 8:00 am on August 12th to get instructions and car pool. The Farm Tour is still free of charge to attend, but FPC greatly appreciates all donations to help us offer and advertise great programs like this.
Be sure to bring hats, water and some snacks. We have a limited number of people we can take; first come, first serve. So please sign up by August 7th with Annette Lavalette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 328-7396.