We are an association of 4 hutterite farms. Our locations and contact information are found at the "Our Farms" and "Where to Buy" pages.
So who are the Hutterites?
Hutterites are German-speaking farmers that emigrated from Europe to the Dakotas and Montana in the 1880’s. For over one and a third centuries, we have maintained our traditional sustainable agriculture practices. We live and work semi-collectively raising and manufacturing most of all our products on our family style farms. We do not employ outside employees.
The Hutterites are similar to the Mennonites and Amish. We are pacifists in our attitude towards war and live a very simple lifestyle. Sunday is our day of worship. We speak both English and German and are very frugal. If our crops are poor due to the drought or even the market’s low price, we do not get a job off the farm in town. Instead, we live more of a meager life and make it to the next year when hopefully the crops will be better.
Hutterite farms consist of 10 to 20 families living in separate
residences, eating and working together. Hutterite children
learn to enjoy work early in life. If one visits a Hutterite Colony
in the evening, one would notice the young children are
helping their parents with chores sewing clothing, building
farm wagons or making soap.
On the farm, each Hutterite specializes in a specific crop thus
we become very knowledgeable with the product we produce
or manufacture. We often purchase old second hand
equipment and repair it for our own use.
Each Montana Hutterites’ farm has 300 to 400 sows. We produce most of the feed on our farms and sell our pork products mostly to California. Because we live in an isolated area, we have very few disease problems in our pigs and produce a truly antibiotic-free, natural, small farm happy pig. We also produce chickens, eggs, milk, beef, lamb and produce in a family-farm style just like the earlier settlers did.