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Farmer Spotlight Catamount Farm

Here at the Gallatin River Lodge we pride ourselves on fostering relationships with the local producers who we source our ingredients from. They inspire us to create dishes that showcase the abundance of the Gallatin Valley. This month we are thrilled to feature Catamount Farm; a small farm with a massive passion for what they do.

Catamount Farm

Catamount Farm started in 2012 and since expanded to quarter acre. Douglas Stream is the man behind it all. He found his passion working on his father’s farm at the young age of 10. He is an American Veteran and settled down in Montana in 1991. You can see the immense love for what he does by just talking to him. Each vegetable has a story and is grown with respect to the environment and to the people who later eat it. It is for that reason why we are so honored to work with Stream.

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His top four reasons for pursuing a life in gardening is as follows:
1. Connecting more closely with the land is a way to become more self-sufficient
2. Practicing good stewardship is not only the right thing to do, but it is a form of therapy for nourishing one's soul;
3. I believe that fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables are absolutely essential for maintaining optimum health and nutrition; and
4. The simple joy and supreme satisfaction of bringing a sown seed to harvest and to know that my customer is satisfied with the results.

Here is to another bountiful year! Cheers!

Local Beef from Montana Wagyu Cattle Company

Each one of our menu items is a well thought-out combination of flavors, texture & colors, but we also place a high priority on where our ingredients are sourced. By supporting local and regional ingredients, we believe that it doesn’t only provide the highest quality & taste, but also strengthens our local community from the roots. 

We would like share some information about one of our MT partners, Montana Wagyu Cattle Company. Many guests are excited about trying authentic Montana cuisine, which we are proud to say encompasses many items, however, we are best known for our beef(Statistics say there are 3 cows per 1 Montanan citizen!).

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At Montana Wagyu Cattle Co, it is more than just ranching for them. It is a passion. All cows are raised, finished & processed in Montana. We believe it’s some of the best steak you will ever try. They produce beef that is graded among the top 3% of all beef in the USA.
 
Wagyu is the American style of the famous Japanese Kobe beef. Montana Wagyu Cattle Co. started their breeding program with Kobe and their own Angus cattle in 1976. They have excelled at creating a flavor profile that suits the American palate of rich buttery taste of Wagyu and the deep robust taste and texture of Angus. This makes for an exquisite type of meat, and a one-of-a kind culinary experience with each dish. All cuts go through a process of dry aging for 28-30 days, creating an extremenly tender piece of meat with a deep flavor profile.

It is such an honor to showcase such a delicious product on our menu. A big thank you to Montana Wagyu Cattle Co. for sharing your passions with our passion of great food!

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