Orchard & Gardens
Nestled in a sunny gulch on the CB Ranch, the Triple Creek Ranch Orchard and Gardens provide a seasonal bounty of fresh produce for the kitchen. Apples, plums, cherries and pears delight with colorful blossoms in spring, and furnish delectable fruit that ripens throughout the summer. In the fall, fresh apples arrive at the ranch by the bushel to be turned into cider that we can store to use throughout the year!
Fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and gooseberries add color and delicate sweetness to many dishes and are preserved as jams to be enjoyed throughout the year. Freshly picked beets, kale, snap peas, squash, spinach, and a wide variety of greens make their way onto plates at every meal, along with fresh herbs. Cocktails served in the Rooftop Lounge also benefit from our bounty ~ that mint in your mojito was likely just picked this morning! A stop by the gardens is always a highlight of our summer and fall Scenic Drives, when guests are invited to pluck a handful of ripe strawberries or a luscious Dakota Gold apple.
Triple Creek Ranch & Cultivating Connections
The Orchard & Garden on the CB Ranch have thrived under the care of TCR staff through the years, and in summer 2021 we are excited to begin a new collaboration with a local organic farm operation based in Hamilton, Montana to further enrich both the bounty it delivers and the experiences it provides. A beloved institution at our local farmer’s market, Homestead Organics has developed a program dedicated to nurturing youth with internships and hands-on learning opportunities with Cultivating Connections. The work they do is closely intertwined with support for other local programs providing meals, CSA shares, community gardening and developing opportunities for community connection.
Teams from the Cultivating Connections program will manage our Orchard & Garden this summer, bringing with them a wealth of innovative agricultural knowledge and a motivated crew! Triple Creek Ranch guests will find new experiences available if they wish to roll up their sleeves and get a little dirt underneath their fingernails! Please speak with an Experience Planner to learn more!