Sweet Belly Farm

A growing experiment in sustainability:

Herbal healing and local food for your sweet belly (or body!)

We have our roots in Community Gardens

In 2015 Sweet Belly Farm started growing produce in Salmon Community Garden and selling at the Lemhi County Farmer's Market, with 21 raised beds and a healthy dose of experimentation. With the purchase of our property and collaboration with other local farmers, we are expanding the vision for Sweet Belly Farm's future. This year we are growing and using medicinal herbs for skin care, as fun additions to jams, and for whole body healing. →

Ethical Wildcrafting

When we harvest plants from the wildlands we always make sure to correctly identify plants, and only harvest small amounts of any one population before moving on. We follow the abundance and focus on plants that are naturally abundant or invasive, like Mullien and St. John's wort. Some of the plants we wildcraft rather than grow are Arnica, Yarrow, Mullien, and Elderberry. Read more about our values →

Support Small Businesses!

This new year, remember to support small local businesses that value sustainability like Sweet Belly Farm. Don't forget to take a look at our new products! Maple Pear Jelly, Apricot Rose Jam, SPF Lip Balm and a fresh batch of Elderberry Syrup. Sweet Belly Farm uses local ingredients as much as possible in everything we make, believing that we can make a huge difference even as a small business.

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Sweet Belly Farm: a growing experiment in sustainability

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What Farmers DO in Winter - Timber Frame and drink tea!

What Farmers DO in Winter - Timber Frame and drink tea!

It all started when I said I wanted a pole barn or structure of some sort near my future garden to serve as a place to wash produce, dry herbs, store tools, and get out of the sun. Then, my partner Tim starts talking about timber frame structures, how sturdy they are, and how properly built and sheltered from rot, they can last for centuries.Bird's mouth cut on a rafter, timber framing Sweet Belly Farm in Idaho

Lost Trail Ski Patrol Fundraiser - We are giving silent auction and raffle items!

Lost Trail Ski Patrol Fundraiser - We are giving silent auction and raffle items!

The Ski Patrol is a hardy set of people (see the feature photo of Jim and Jim, both in their 80's and some of the most experienced set of patrollers on the mountain!) They are at the ready all day as they ski to handle any emergency that occurs, whether it be a kid who lost track of their parent, someone buried in an avalanche, or someone who hit a rock and broke their femur (really happened a few weeks ago). 
Valentine's day recipe for Calming Calendula Bath Salts.. YUMMful relaxation!

Valentine's day recipe for Calming Calendula Bath Salts.. YUMMful relaxation!

I'm really wishing I had access to a bathtub right now, as these yummy-in-my-tummy bath salts are smelling so good, and I'm thinking about a romantic valentine's day bath with candles, rose petals, (or, in this case, Calendula petals!). 

Pollinator in our gardens!

The buzzing story of a few minutes in the life of a bee in our gardens.. so many flowers to visit!