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Hoot Owl Farm LLC is owned and operated by Bonnie and Rudy Geber. We believe in eating fresh healthy food whenever possible and bringing more local produce options to our community in the Kootenai Valley.
About the Farm
Hoot Owl Farm started out of Rudy and Bonnie's home garden in 2016. We've since expanded our growing area at home and also started farming at another location closer to Libby. The farm is currently about 4 acres in size, growing a variety of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our crops are grown in a very intensive manner with multiple successions on each bed so we are able to maximize our production on a small acreage. Hoot Owl Farm sits in the Northwest corner of Montana, just North of Libby. We are lucky to be able to work in a very beautiful area with the Kootenai River, Lake Koocanusa, and an abundance of public lands nearby to enjoy.
About the Farmers
We have gardened in the Kootenai Valley since 2006 and have been commercially farming since 2017. We are both hard working and love to be outdoors. We strive to be good stewards of the land and grow nutritious food through sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.
You are what you eat, right? So it's important to us to have access to food that we are confident is healthy and nutrient-rich. The best way to guarantee the quality of your food is to know where it came from and how it was produced. We are excited about the local food movement and love to see an increase in local producers of all kinds in our corner of the world.
We eat what we grow,
and grow where we live:
We enjoy diverse, seasonal eating
We think everyone should have access to high-quality, nutritious AND delicious vegetables and herbs.
We hope that local produce harvested ripe and delivered fresh will become more and more mainstream in our community.
We value whole ecosystem health and practice sustainable growing methods such as minimal tillage, cover cropping, compost amendments, and crop rotation.
We do not use certain products that we feel are not in line with our principles for food quality and environmental sustainability...
We strive to feed the soil, not the plant and to address crop issues by improving overall soil and plant health rather than treating symptoms.
We do not use any herbicides or non-organic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or GMO varieties.
We don't generally have produce available to buy at the farm. We distribute our produce through three streams: delivery to local businesses, the farmers market and through our CSA. However, when our schedules and crop availability align, we'll have pop-up farm stands at the farm -- stay tuned to our Facebook Page or email list to find out when.
We don't currently have any farm tours scheduled, but.... We see a lot of value in farm tours and having a place to visit and learn about how a working farm operates. We plan to have an open house or farm tours in the near future, but in the meantime, we will do our best to bring our farm to you through our Facebook page, newsletter, and Farmers Market displays.
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