Hi, the name’s Matt Broughton. And I’m trying to figure out ways to feed MORE people … like you, living in Bozemanand the surrounding area. I’m a first generation soil life encouragement artist … but you might call me a farmer.
When I’m not out composting, or harvesting eggs and vegetables, I’m working with the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, which now takes in lettuce, radishes, carrots, beets, chard and other vegetables that farmers donate. The food bank makes all of this available every week ofMontana’s growing season.
This is a great option if you’re having trouble affording or accessing fresh produce. But there’s something else you should know. Have you heard of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP)? SNAP enables participating families to spend monthly benefits at the Gallatin Valley Farmers Market as well as the Bozeman Winter Farmers Market.
SNAP and programs like it are particularly impressive because they help introduce me to more people who truly value healthy food and healthy lands. The folks who fill out applications for SNAP or WIC are doing their part to channel their food dollars to farmers markets, and ensuring that young farmers and ranchers can continue producing some of the best food in the country!
Feeding your family in this way is truly a noble act! Plus, you can’t overstate the pleasure and adventure of preparing a variety of foods with new tastes!
If you have questions about the many opportunities to obtain fresh produce for free, call the Gallatin Valley Food Bank at 406-586-7600 or stop into 602 Bond Street in Bozeman.
If you see me there, don’t forget to say hello — I’ll be the red-haired guy hefting heads of broccoli, spuds and tomatoes into the building!