Tulips and daffodils are a harbinger of spring. Planting bulbs now, in the fall, creates early spring color with little effort.
Adding compost to the garden or yard now, in the fall, gives the micro-organisms the winter months to "work their magic" and results in a healthier yard and garden next spring, noted Byce Glen of Rocky Mountain Compost.
Mom with her son and home canned vegetables
In our last installment of organic foods to celebrate April, we headed over to the bustling meat department at Lucky’s Market and talked with smoker Patrick Price.
Beef taco soup and eggplant parmesan is made from organic ingredients at Good Earth Market.
In celebration of Earth Day this month, we are featuring organic food items. If you have suggestions, contact Jaci Webb at email@example.com or by phone at 657-1359.
Quality Foods Distributing has a warehouse and freezer facility in Bozeman.
Randy Lindberg talks about frozen foods at Quality Foods Distributing in Bozeman.
Coconut curry sauce is among items distributed by Quality Foods Distributing in Bozeman.
Horticulturalist Jill Brackenbury at the B Bar Ranch above Emigrant, talks about their organic greenhouse
Jane and Mark Smith moved to Montana to start an organic cattle ranch.
Laura Senior, a researcher at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, holds a Mormon cricket at the lab. The cricket is one of the grasshoppers being studied at the facility.
Rob Schlohauer of the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney holds a tray of yellow hawkwood. Hawkwood, a noxious weed, is one of many plants the lab is researching.
SIDNEY - Consider the Mormon cricket - thumb-sized, bubble-eyed, crunchier than a candy-coated date and, would you believe, a meat eater.
Private agronomist Neal Fehringer looks for signs of cereal leaf beetles recently in a barley field near Shepherd. Fehringer's business finds the pests and helps farmers get rid of them.
Signs of the cereal leaf beetle damage are easily recognizable on a barley plant.