Gallatin Valley Botanical’s Community Carrot Project to Benefit HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Tuesday Oct. 13th, 2020

Bozeman, MONT. - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 will mark the first of four days for the volunteer carrot harvest organized by Gallatin Valley Botanical as part of the Community Carrot Project.

This spring, with many empty shelves at local grocery stores, Gallatin Valley Botanical sought a way to ensure access to local, healthy food for all and the Community Carrot Project was born. Utilizing land accessed through a conservation easement facilitated by Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Gallatin Valley Botanical planted over two acres of carrots. The carrots harvested from the property will be distributed to HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank and other area food programs over the next few months. Matt and Jacy Rothschiller are excited to carry on the Happel Family Farm Legacy while nourishing the community with delicious, local carrots.

Join volunteers from across the community to help harvest the two-plus acres of carrots for shifts on Wednesday, October 14, Thursday, October 15, Tuesday, October 20, and Wednesday, October 21. COVID-19 precautions are in place for all volunteer shifts. To sign up or find more information visit, For more information about HRDC visit,