Welcome to Montana Berry Growers

About Us

In 2019, berry growers from across the state banded together with MSU extension to establish the Montana Berry Growers Association. Their mission was to build a strong network of berry growers to increase the overall success for small fruit producers. Today, the association encourages and supports state wide development for small fruit markets and its producers through increased access to resources, advocacy, and collaboration. 

Board Members

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Travis Greenwalt
Board Member

Travis Greenwalt is co-owner of Hilltop Haven Farm in Missoula, Montana.  Hilltop Haven Farm produces saskatoons along with other types of fresh produce.  The saskatoon orchard includes approximately 600 plants of Northline, Martin and JB30 varieties, and was established in several phases between 2011 and 2013.  Hilltop Haven Farm markets their products through wholesale and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) channels as a member-owner of the Western Montana Growers Cooperative (WMGC).  They have also maintained a booth at the Clark Fork River Farmers Market in past years.  The farm is a secondary occupation for Travis, his main occupation is as a natural resource economist for Highland Economics (www.highlandeconomics.com).  Travis is also co-owner of Ole World Oils, an oilseed processing company that processes, packages and sells camelina seed and oil for human consumption and animal feed supplements (www.camelinagold.com).

Christie Walsh
Christie Walsh
Board Member

Christie Walsh is the co-owner of Township Road Farm near Worden, Montana. She and her husband bought 5 acres 18 years ago with the thought of filling it with all sorts of fruit. All these years later they are finally on their way to succeeding. Their motto is ‘We grow a little bit of everything’. There’s an orchard with 32 fruit trees, mostly apples, three large raspberry brambles, a plum thicket, a few rows of haskaps, a whole corner dedicated to currants, dwarf sour cherries under netting, 256 wine grapes. They will be putting in another 384 grapes next year. Add in a few aronias, serviceberries, seabuckthorns and buffalo berries. The plan is to sell some at the Billings Gardener’s Market, their own farmstand and to market to local wine and craft beer hobbyists

Catherine McNeil
Catherine McNeil
Board Member

Catherine McNeil – Bio Coming Soon!

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