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.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
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 (email@example.com) 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.
This year we got our salad and arugula started early and have been incredibly successful selling them through the Western MT Growers Coop. We’ll be paying about 1/2 of our expenses for the year with greens alone. These little guys will be harvested next week.
Basil, an important ingredient in just about every dish we make this time of year. The landscape fabric here helps keep the soil warm and moist all season long. We re-use the fabric each year as well as the drip hose underneath it.
Despite some delays, the frame is almost completely up and Dylan and Steve are starting on the roof. With luck, we’ll have it enclosed by the first real frost.
Peppers! You may remember last year that our peppers were never of decent size or color. Finally, we have red peps and lots of ’em. These are paprika peppers: dried and ground they make (duh) paprika.