Expanded in 2015, the Abundant Montana directory is more comprehensive than ever, as it now highlights agritourism in Montana. The online directory – provided by the Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) – is useful not only to producers, businesses and consumers, but to tourists as well. Including local resources, products, businesses and much more, Abundant is an in-depth agritourism resource.
“Abundant is Montana’s only statewide up-to-date, comprehensive, searchable directory of sustainable farms and ranches, products, and services, including agritourism opportunities,” AERO Executive Director Jennifer Hill-Hart says.
Abundant features tools like an interactive map to explore Montana’s different regions and cities, with enhanced search and filter tools, including agritourism search menus, and bike and tour routes.
“Agritourism connects the folks who grow our food with the folks who eat it,” Hill-Hart says. “It helps build the relationship between consumer and producer. Abundant also showcases fun, farm-related economic development opportunities for Montana producers, like pumpkin patches, farm stays and beautiful event venues.”
AERO is a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to solutions that promote resource conservation and local economic vitality. Abundant Montana’s improvements were possible thanks to a $26,700 tourism grant from the Montana Department of Commerce.