Sustainable Small-Scale Farming Examples: Three Hearts Farm

Three Hearts Farm is a 7-acre farm located in the Gallatin Valley between Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana. The farm is owned by Dean Williamson, a former English and literature instructor at Bozeman High School and Montana State University.

The farm's name comes from the ancient belief that there are three hearts in every encounter: the hearts of the two involved individuals and the thing that brought them together. A shared passion, if you will. Dean uses this model to emulate the relationship between the farmer, the consumer, and the quality product he strives to produce.

Three Hearts Farm has been in operation for four years and is a diversified vegetable farm offering over 150 varieties of produce. They strive to maintain a diverse mix of crops including common greens like kale and lettuce varieties, as well as plants that typically struggle in Montana's northern climate such as peppers and melons.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2016