County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers

Harvest Party! September 16, 2012

It’s that time again, friends. Our annual harvest party will be Sunday, September 16. We welcome you, your family, and your friends out to County Rail for a day of work and an evening of harvest season celebration. Just 40 minutes from downtown Missoula, we’re not that far away. Bring a dish to share and the kiddos to pet the goats and dig for potato gold!

The details: unless we’re incredibly productive in the next two weeks, we’ll be harvesting potatoes and onions early in the day and filtering seed for next year. Right around 4pm the real party begins: music, food, and drink. Don’t forget about the rotten tomato toss, cider pressing, and campfire.

1pm Farm Tour with Tracy and Margaret.
2pm Harvest of potatoes and onions, seed saving.
4pm Potluck begins! followed by live music featuring Caroline Keys and Co.

We hope to see you for at least part of the day. If you’re interested in staying the night, we have lots of grassy area for tents and breakfast in the morning. Directions below. If you have any questions please email ( or call (208.301.0448) us!

Directions to County Rail Farm from Missoula, MT
Take Hwy90 West toward CDA then merge to Hwy93 towards Kalispell and Flathead Lake. Go North about 27 miles passing through the towns of Evaro and Arlee. Turn Left in Ravalli at the blinking light onto Hwy200 towards Thompson Falls and the National Bison Range. Go a little less than 2 miles and turn left on Pommes de Terre Ln, just after a stretch of pasture. It’s a small gravel raod which leads to wooden barn and tan house, that’s us. You will be able to see both from the road before you come to the turn-off.

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