November 10th 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot River Inn
Please feel free to join us for any portion of the event or all of the celebration!

Thanks to our generous sponsors there is no cost to attend the event.

JCCS (Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens), Farmers State Bank, B.E. Forest Products, Bitterroot Tool & Machine, First Security Bank, Thrivent Financial, First Interstate Bank, Trail West Bank, AV8-ORR

We are gathered to celebrate the partnerships and collaborations that give our businesses a leg up and to show appreciation for the good jobs provided by the businesses in our community.

You will see over 20 businesses displaying their products and services.


5:00 p.m. Guests begin to arrive

6:00 p.m. Official welcome by our emcee, Bob Thomas, RCEDA Board Member

6:10 p.m. Presentation by Julie Foster, RCEDA’s Executive Director

6:20 p.m. Laura Garber, Henry Wuensche, Beau McLean and Christopher Greene – Homestead Organics Farm and Living River Farms

6:30 p.m. Paul Travitz, Ravalli County Council on Aging, Riverside Adult Cottage Cooperative

6:40 p.m. Farmers State Bank

6:50 p.m. A representative of the Bitter Root Stock Farm will discuss the TEDD and the potential for a food processing center located on ranch property along Old Corvallis Road.

7:00 p.m. Let the Networking Continue!

Locally Sourced Fare Catered by Homestead Organics Farm

An early taste of Thanksgiving Dinner where the star is local, organic, free range turkey and delicious, pasture raised chicken, served with a light tarragon sauce on a pretzel bread baguette. The turkeys are raised and processed at Homestead Organics Farm, south of Hamilton, chickens are raised on Living River Farms in Stevensville, and pretzel bread from our own authentic German bakery, Alpenstüble, also in Stevensville.

Apple cobbler from Frost Top Orchard and/or Swanson’s Mountain View Orchards with whipped cream from Kalispell Creamery.

Big Creek Coffee and Herbal Iced Tea

Locally Sourced Craft Beverages

Montana Cider Works, provider of exceptional English style ciders crafted from Bitterroot Valley apples and other local fruits. Awards – 2016 Portland International Cider Cup: Best of Show; Darby Pub Cider: 2015 Best Single Varietal – 1st place; Small Batch McIntosh 2014: Best of the Northwest; Best Small Cidery 2013: Portland International Cider Cup.

Bandit Brewing Co. is a nano brewery nestled at the base of the Bitterroot Valley in Darby, MT. Bandit Brewery brews 40 gallon batches at a time and is one of the smallest breweries in Montana. Small batch production allows Bandit Brewery to provide a constantly changing tap list of craft beer.

Call the RCEDA Office at 406.375.9416 or email RCEDA General Information