Our Farm

Lower Valley Farm is sustainable family farm run by husband and wife team Jay Cummings and Mandy Gerth. Our farm is nestled in the beautiful Lower Valley between Kalispell and Somers, MT.

2013 was our first growing season; we started small with 1/4 acre of vegetables and seeded pasture to perennial grasses and legumes.

We have slowly expanded our vegetable farm to 2 acres.   Lower Valley Farm sells vegetables primarily though our 21 week vegetable subscription Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our CSA is the heart of our farm.  

Each week members pick up a box including a wide variety of fresh, clean vegetables.  We are deeply dedicated to creating a positive CSA experience for our members.  Our CSA runs May-October and feeds 100 families with a weekly box of fresh produce.

Read more about our CSA program.

In addition to CSA we also sell produce at the Kalispell Farmers Market May-October. We are at market every week rain, shine, sleet, hail, and wind.  We continue to be humbled and grateful for our loyal weekly farmers market customers.

Our veggies are increasingly available at local natural foods stores.  Running May - November, you'll find our produce at Mountain Valley Foods, Natural Grocers, and more!

The Yearly Cycle of Life at Lower Valley Farm

Jay and Mandy are both employed full time on the farm and are so blessed that the farm supports their family of five.  Due to the intensive nature of the northern growing season all our construction, maintenance, and infrastructure projects at the farm happen Jan-March and October-December.  

March-October we grow over 100 varieties of seasonal vegetables.   On average we have 100 frost free days at our farm; with agricultural fabric and plastic covered high tunnels we are able to grow seasonal produce May-October. 

We are deeply dedicated to organic farming and nourishing the soil by practicing crop rotation, cover crops, adding composted manure, mulching with hay from our own farm, soil testing, and using only certified Organic amendments.  From our first day of farming we have never applied any synthetic fertilzers, pesticides, or herbicides.  We are deeply committed to non-GMO and use only non-GMO seed.  We received our organic certification in June of 2017.  

The Future of Lower Valley Farms

We are excited about how much we have accomplished in our first five years and humbled by the amount of work that lies ahead.  We plant the seeds for our farm now with the faith of seeing our vision for the farm realized in the years, decades, and generations to come.