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The Montana Harvest of the Month Portal contains all electronic versions of the materials, outreach materials, guides, etc. The portal is only for registered HOM sites, do not forward this link to other schools. Please share this link with your site's team members. HOM sites should bookmark this page since it cannot be found through the site navigation.

If you have questions contact Aubree Roth at aubree.roth@montana.edu or (406) 994-5996.

Whoa! The HOM Portal is for registered sites only, please only share this link with your team members.

Announcements

Currently, videos are available for kale, chickpeas, lentils, and grains! They are great for use in classrooms as well as for promotion on announcements, social media accounts, and more! You will find videos within each food's monthly materials page below.

Monthly Materials

Click on the images below to download each month's materials. Below is the 2019-20 calendar. Please note, the calendar will change in the future.  Download the 2019-20 calendar.

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 Archived Materials

While we prefer that your site follow the calendar set each year, we do allow for sites to change the order of the calendar to fit their needs. Below are the archived materials that are not featured in this year’s calendar.

Getting Started

HOM 101 | Getting Started - All Audiences

HOM 101 | Cafeteria - Food Service

HOM 101 | Classroom - Educator

HOM 101 | Summer Food Service Programs

HOM 101 | Producer

Getting Started & Monthly Checklists

Implementation Guide

Resource List (Toolbox)

Calendar Poster | August 2019 - July 2020

Calendar | August 2019 - July 2020

Participation Letter School - Let parents and your community know that you are starting HOM. Feel free to edit this document.

Participation Letter Afterschool - Let parents and your community know that you are starting HOM. Feel free to edit this document.

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Promote Your Program

Participation Letter School - Let parents and your community know that you are starting HOM. Feel free to edit this document.

Participation Letter Afterschool - Let parents and your community know that you are starting HOM. Feel free to edit this document.

See Monthly Materials above for:

  • Posters
  • Newsletter Content
  • Menu Templates
  • Serving Line Templates
  • Logos
  • Illustrations

Menu Template - August

Share Your Story - Let us know about your successes, favorite HOM recipes, great activities, etc.

  • If you are sharing photos, we prefer if you send signed USDA Photo Release Forms[BROKEN LINK] with them so we can use your photos to inspire others. 
  • Use #MTHarvestoftheMonth when posting your photos and stories about HOM on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

Logos - Colored logos for each month can be found under each month's section above.

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Educator Resources

Quicktivities

Educational Standards Connections

 

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Guides & Other Resources

Recipe Book

Taste Test Guide

Cooking with Kids Guide

Cooking Cart Guide

Producer Handout

Purchasing Local Food Guide

Find Local Producers & Food Businesses

 

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Trainings

Harvest of the Month Intro Video (Dec 2018)

Harvest of the Month Materials, Resources, and Portal Video (January 2019)

Harvest of the Month Kick-off Training Webinar Recording (Sept 2016)

Harvest of the Month for Producers Training Video

Harvest of the Month Overview Video - (Nov 2016, 30 min)

Montana Farm to School Successes Webinar Recording (April 2018)

Harvest of the Month for Summer Sponsors Webinar Recording (May 2018)

Taste Tests for the Win Webinar Recording (Nov 2018)

 

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School Year Evaluation

2019-2020 School Year

Report status reminders are emailed to each site's Team Lead every other month.  Summer sites, see Summer Evaluation section below. 

Baseline Survey - REQUIRED - Complete within 30 days of registering.

Baseline Survey - Printable versionUse to gather answers for survey from team.

Monthly Taste Test Report Report (August 2019 - July 2020) REQUIRED - Complete at least one taste test each month and submit the taste test report each month. Voting results are no longer reported, however conducting taste tests using the Tried it, Liked it, Loved it voting system is still required each month.

End of Year Report - REQUIRED - Complete one report for each registered site. Complete all reports by June 30, 2020 and your site will be entered to win $50. This is also how your site registers for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Printable End of Year Report - Use to gather answers for the End of Year Survey from your team before entering into the online survey.

 

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Summer Evaluation

Report status reminders are emailed to each site's Team Lead every other month.

Baseline Report(Summer) - REQUIRED - Complete within 15 days of registering, only for first year Summer Food Service Program sites.

Summer Baseline Survey - Printable Version(Summer) - Use to gather answers for survey from team. Submit answers on the above online form.

Monthly Taste Test Report Survey(Summer) - REQUIRED - Complete at least one taste test each month and submit the taste test report each month. Voting results are no longer reported, however conducting taste tests using the Tried it, Liked it, Loved it voting system is still required each month.

End Report(Summer)- REQUIRED- Complete one survey for each registered site. Due August 31, 2019.

End Report - Printable Version(Summer)- Use to gather answers for survey from team. Submit answers on the above online form.

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Share

Help us create a library of Montana Harvest of the Month recipes and activities! Use the following forms to share lessons, activities, or recipes that you love that feature Harvest of the Month foods! These resources will be reviewed, organized, and posted to the HOM Portal for all to use.

Share a Lesson or Activity

Share a Recipe

 

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