Photo by Chad Harder
About Orchard Gardens Neighborhood Farm & Community Garden
Location & Size
210 Grove Street, Missoula | 2 acres | View Map
Description: Orchard Gardens Neighborhood Farm and Community Garden was created in 2005 in partnership with Homeword at an affordable housing development in the Orchard Homes neighborhood – a neighborhood rich in agricultural history. The farm offers community garden plots, orchard with native bee boxes, seed saving garden, medicinal herb and flower gardens, educational tours for kids including produce samples, a farm stand for residents where EBT cards are accepted. The farm also supplies the Missoula Food Bank with 5,000 pounds of produce annually and is home to the greenhouse that grows starts for many of our farms.
CSA Shares: 18 CSA Shares offered on a sliding scale, ranging from $300 to $525, 18 half shares available for $325. MORE.
EBT Payments: Please contact the Orchard Gardens farm staff, 406-721-2504, if you are interested in this option.
Wedding & Special Event Flowers: Orchard Gardens offers beautiful flowers for special events – we will pick for you, or you can pick yourself. MORE.
Community Garden Plots: 12 community garden plots + 1 ADA accessible plot. MORE.
Other Programming: Volunteer for Veggies, Grow Team! volunteer work days for businesses and organizations, educational tours for kid groups, and a farm stand for Orchard Garden residents.
CSA Share Program - growing outside the box
Current CSA members
PICK UPS THIS YEAR: Pick up times are 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Mondays or Thursdays starting in early June and ending the first week of October.
SIGN UP FOR NEXT YEAR: Current CSA members can sign up early for ease and best selection! Fill out your contract at CSA pickup for next year at the last two veggie pickups in September. This cannot be done online.
New CSA members
New CSA members can sign up starting the first week of February!
Not sure CSA is right for you? Read all about our CSA Shares and sign up.
Full share: $300 to $525 (sliding scale, based on household income)
Half share: $325 (flat rate)
For 18 weeks you will receive a share of locally grown vegetables (a full share is more than 350 pounds, and an average cost of $1.50 per pound). Our CSA is different because we think outside the box: meaning you come to the farm each week and pack your box full of high quality, lovingly grown produce. We love getting to know you, cultivating a community, and getting as many people out on the farm as possible. We think you'll like coming out to the farm each week for a moment of zen, too.
Orchard Gardens accepts EBT payments!
Please contact the Orchard Gardens farm staff, 406-721-2504, if you are interested in this option.
Wedding & Special Event Flowers
Orchard Gardens offers beautiful flowers for special events – we will pick for you, or you can pick yourself. Either way, you will have buckets of flowers to arrange for your wedding. By choosing Garden City Harvest flowers, you are supporting the local economy, community, and our programs. View pricing and more information.
Community Garden Plots
Orchard Gardens has 12 garden plots plus one handicap accessible plot available for rental each summer. We provide a 15′ x 15′ plot of soil, tools, amendments, straw, and the knowledge of gardening professionals. Please see our Community Gardens page to find out more.
ADA Accessible Garden Beds at Orchard Gardens
We have space for one community gardener using a wheelchair to use our four raised ADA accessible garden beds. We’re committed to providing community garden plots for all. Please contact Dave Victor, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
Orchard Garden residents can stop by on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm from June through September in the Orchard Gardens courtyard to purchase affordable vegetables from Dave’s Farm Stand. EBT cards are accepted.