County Rail is located in Huson, MT, just west of Missoula. The two acre vegetable operation is run day to day by Tracy Potter-Fins with input from Margaret DeBona on the big picture. We are queer, married, like to throw a good dance party, and love our dogs. We met in New York state a century ago while working at Hearty Roots Farm, a large CSA delivering to the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Margaret grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has worked on various farms in Connecticut, Oregon, and New York state. She is a seamstress, avid hiker, and runs her own clothing and accessory company, @smalltimeshirt / Small Time Shirt. Queers! These things are for you! Visit her sites for your country chic wear and bolo tie needs.
Tracy grew up in Moscow, Idaho and went to college in New York state, where she farmed with Hearty Roots and Awesome Farm for three summers after traveling abroad and working on small organic farms in Europe. She is a beekeeper, a sheep shearer, and a baker.
We’ve been farming here in Montana since 2011, and are thankful for all the support we’ve received from our great friends, members, and the farming community. After 6 wonderful years leasing land in Dixon, MT we bought our own 10acres in Huson and moved in the fall of 2016. We look forward to the next chapter and to sharing our space with you!
Check out this short documentary about County Rail, with enormous gratitude and credit to Cassandra James and Carrie Laben – it’s from a few years ago so don’t be fooled by how different we/things look today. Coda, however, is just as handsome as he was when this was filmed.