Montana made food products gain new spot in State Capitol
Several options available during 65th Legislative Session
Helena, Mont. – Folks working or attending the upcoming 65th Legislative Session will have new local food options to choose from. The Montana Department of Agriculture and Montana Department of Administration, with support from the Legislative Services Division, collaborated to connect several Montana food companies with the Capitol food service company “Politically Correct” (located in the basement of the Capitol building) to provide local Montana snack food options for the upcoming legislative session.
“Promoting local Montana food products was one of the recommendations that came from our Main Street Montana Project, and by doing this in the Capitol, we are putting our money where our mouth is,” said Governor Bullock. “Having Grown and Made in Montana food products available for folks visiting the Capitol is just another great way for us to promote our value-added ag industry in Montana.”
The Montana companies now offering their snack products in the Capitol are:
· Gluten Free Prairie – Hunger Buster Cookies from Manhattan, Mont.
· Kracklin’ Kamut – Crunchy Ancient Grain Snacks from Big Sandy, Mont.
· Yellowstone Grassfed Beef – Beef Jerky from Bozeman, Mont.
· Chalet Market – Meat Sticks from Belgrade, Mont.
“These companies are great success stories from Montana’s value-added ag industry and it will be great to have them available in our Capitol,” said Ron de Yong, Montana Department of Agriculture Director.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit http://www.agr.mt.gov.
–Montana Department of Agriculture
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