Montana Certified Organic Seed Garlic and Seed Potatoes

WELCOME TO  MOUNTAIN SPRING FARMS!

We are located along the South fork of the Flathead River in Western Montana.  River bottom soil conditions and a mild micro climate afford excellent growing conditions for Organic farming.

Fields ready for potato planting as dogs monitor for gophers
Fields ready for potato planting as dogs monitor for gophers

Crops produced on the farm are all Organic Certified by the Montana Department of Agriculture.  In addition to Organic Certification the Seed Potatoes must pass strict guidelines and virus testing set forth by the Montana Certified Seed Potato Program implemented by the MSU Potato Lab in Bozeman Montana.

As with all good farming practices, crop land is allowed to rest and  rebuild using green manure crops incorporated into the soil.  Closely monitoring soil nutrition, microbial activity and moisture content aid in the production of high quality nutritional plant materials.

Only the best quality seed garlic is planted in the fall for certified organic garlic seed production.  It overwinters under a blanket of straw.

Garlic beds planted and mulched for winter
Garlic beds planted and mulched for winter

Emerging in the early spring.

Romanian Red Garlic early spring growth
Romanian Red Garlic early spring growth

Late summer. Just before harvest.

Romanian Red Garlic mid summer growth
Romanian Red Garlic mid summer growth

Harvested, cleaned and ready to sell for fall planting.

Romanian Red Organic Garlic cleaned and ready to plant. 40 lb box.
Romanian Red Organic Garlic cleaned and ready to plant. 40 lb box.

Potato planting :

Planting potatoes one row at a time
Planting potatoes one row at a time

Harvest:

Red Mozart potatoes curing and ready for pick up
Red Mozart potatoes curing and ready for pick up

Storage:

Potato storage with temperature control at 40 degrees
Potato storage with temperature control at 40 degrees

And Packaging:

Winter Market Potato Sales
Winter Market Potato Sales

Mountain Spring Farms takes pride in providing products to the Organic Seed industry.

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