Terrapin Farm is a certified organic farm and greenhouse near Whitefish Montana with a deep commitment to giving more to our environment than we take from it. Growing over 500 varieties, many of which are selected through an on farm breeding program, Terrapin Farm produces a unique selections of vegetables and herbs appropriate for our micro-climate.

Terrapin Farm is committed to the community and it shows. Terrapin Farm introduced CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to the Flathead Valley in 1995 and remains the only organic CSA program in the Valley. The Terrapin Farm CSA program was created to drive community involvement in organic farming, welcoming its member families to participate in all aspects from seed to harvest.

Other aspects of Terrapin's community involvement include working with local schools to develop healthier lunch programs as well as offering opportunities for field trips where students learn hands on. Volunteers are welcome to come on out, pull up a weed, and stay a while. Tours may be arranged to educate individuals and groups on how and where their food is grown.

The farm has an intensive apprenticeship program and welcomes drop-in/work trades and visitors. Over a dozen former apprentices are currently farming on their own farms and still frequently "consult" with Terrapin Farm.

Terrapin Farm owner and operator, Judy Owsowitz, has been farming in the challenging climate of Northwestern Montana for over 30 years. She was a member of the steering committee to set up the Montana certification program and served on the first Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Council. Judy was influential in the establishing of the Montana Organic Association, serving as it's first Chairperson, and continuing to serve on the board. She also is active with the policy committee of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association.

Terrapin Farm has been featured in Sunset Magazine, on PBS's "The Endless Feast" as well as many other local and national publications and programs.

The Terrapin truck is a fixture at local farmers markets sporting our signature turtle munching on a famously sweet Terrapin carrot. Additionally you can find Terrapin Farm produce at local grocery stores including, Third Street Market, Super 1 Foods in Whitefish and Columbia Falls as well as some of the finest restaurants and caterers across the valley. Visitors are welcome to stop by the greenhouse for seeds, bedding plants, growing supplies and advice until the 4th of July during regular business hours, or by appointment.

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Listing last updated on Aug 9, 2012

Terrapin Farm is a certified organic farm and greenhouse near Whitefish MT with a deep commitment to giving more to our environment than we take from it. Growing over 500 varieties, many of which are selected through an on farm breeding program, Terrapin Farm produces a unique selections of vegetables and herbs appropriate for their micro-climate. Terrapin Farm has been featured in Sunset Magazine, on PBS's "The Endless Feast" as well as many other local and national publications and programs.



Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  1995

# of Shares:  100

Full Share:  $540/year for a full share, $350/year for a half share. Full shares include a winter share

1/2 Share:  

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market: Tuesdays from 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Kalispell Farmers Market: Saturday from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Terrapin Farm provides Seeds, Bedding Plants, Vegetables, Herbs, Edible Flowers, Fruit and more to Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Health Food Stores, Seeds Houses, Schools, Hospitals, Etc.



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Terrapin Farm is amazing. Their commitment to organic farming, food education and providing health food is unwavering. Stop by Terrapin Farm and see for yourself!

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