Farming in Whitefish since 1991

2019 Growing Season

Farm pickup is at 170 Blanchard Lake Drive in Whitefish, Fridays from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.

Downtown pickup is at Depot Park in Whitefish, Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

A week at the farm



We're selling our fresh berries, vegetables, and fruit downtown at the Whitefish Farmer's Market on Tuesdays May 28 to September 24 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  



Come on out to the farm for Volunteer Day.  Get your hands in the dirt on spring, summer and fall Wednesdays from 9AM to 1PM.  Email for details.



Our on the farm produce stand is open Fridays from May 17 to September 27.  Get fresh produce right from the farm.  Relax, have a seat and share a story.


On the farm in 2019


2019 FarmHands Fundraiser Dinner

5pm - 9pm

Purple Frog Gardens

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2019 FarmHands Fundraiser Dinner

Annual FarmHand farm to table fundraiser dinner

5pm - 9pm

Purple Frog Gardens

Still Growing

We grow food and community.

  • Purple Frog is a family owned market farm in Whitefish, Montana.  
  • Since 1991, Pam Gerwe and Mike Jopek have slowly coaxed this farm out of rocky clay soil with the help of countless volunteers, community members, and young people.    
  • We're a small local farm near the 49th parallel north and grow food for many locals and some tourists visiting our great town.
  • We do not use genetically modified seed nor do we use synthetic pesticides or herbicides. We've enjoyed much success with certified paper mulch.  Benefits include weed suppression, water retention and warmer soils.  We do drip irrgation with field crops and hoophouse production. We spend a lot of time building soil and mulching.  The secret to good food is good soil.  
  • We grow berries, fruits and vegetables.  Food like raspberries, pears and lettuce or garlic.
  • We are pleased to offer CSA shares for the 2019 season.  We will grow a limited amount weekly veggie Crop CSA shares and some Flower CSA shares with pickup at the farm on Fridays or the downtown Whitefish farmers' market on Tuesdays.
  • Summer volunteer days are on Wednesday mornings and the farm dinners for 2019 pending.
  • PH: 406-862-0621    Email: 
  • The 2019 growing season looks great.  Thanks for being part of it all. 


Purple Frog News

We send out sporadic newsletters on farm stuff.


We Grow Herbs

We grow herbs.

Tomatoes, Pear and Apples


Pears, Apples and Sungold Tomatoes

Farm Blog

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Friday Farm Stand

Our on-farm produce shed, the Salad BarN, is up on Blanchard Lake Drive by the mailbox and open summer Fridays from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Please don't park like a knucklehead.

Purple Frog Gardens

170 Blanchard Lake Drive, Whitefish, Montana 59937, United States

(406) 862-0621