The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jayne Dean
Contributing Writer 

Huerta's awarded Golden Spade


October 12, 2016

Sandra Taylor

Chris and Anita Huerta were recently awarded with the Whitehall Garden Club's Golden Spade Award. Pictured in the the front are Chris Huerta, Anita Huerta, and Garden Club member Karen Ranta. Pictured in the back row are club members Jayne Dean and Ann Palmer.

The year was 1997, nineteen years ago that Chris and Anita Huerta began their certified organic vegetable gardening for the community. Chris was thoroughly dedicated to the growing of only organic produce even though at the time "being organic" was thought to be just a fad. The Huerta's found their buyers in and around Whitehall and continued to grow their business. According to Chris Huerta, although organic gardening is labor intensive, it is a much better way to grow our food, leaving off pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals not part of the human daily requirements for health and...

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