Wild Spaces Farm

Wild Spaces Farm is a new business launched by a third-generation farmer, Wilder Jones. Wild Spaces is a grass-fed, organic, micro dairy in Glenns Ferry that will produce raw and minimally pasteurized products for southern Idaho communities.

Wild Spaces will start by selling organic, raw milk in glass bottles in late spring of 2022. This product will fill a gap in the market with the closure of Old Almo Creamery in the spring of 2021. As production levels increase, Wild Spaces is planning to offer value-added products, such as cream, butter, cheese and ice cream.


Approximately 23,500 pounds of nutrient-dense food were locally produced and sold in 2021

14.5 acres under sustainable cultivation, 3 acres are currently producing vegetables and most of the 2 acres in transition will be producing vegetable crops in the 2022 season.

Improved financial modeling and reporting, contributing to long-term business success.

Leveraged precision farming and regenerative agriculture techniques to reduce nutrient and soil run-off and protect water quality.

Avoided approximately 7,084 lbs of carbon dioxide equivalents by selling produce locally

Project Overview

With a $75,000 no interest loan, Wild Spaces purchased the infrastructure and equipment needed to launch the micro dairy. Funds also cover operating expenses during the initial start-up phase. Wild Spaces will sell products into the Wood River Valley, Magic Valley and Treasure Valley, while also ensuring the community of Glenns Ferry has access to the farm’s high-quality, affordable dairy products.  

The dairy is implementing pasture-raised and organic methods, prioritizing animal and human welfare alongside sustainable packaging and responsible land use practices and will serve as a model for interested producers and entrepreneurs.


“I’ve really enjoyed working with the people at the Impact Idaho Fund,” says Wild Spaces owner Wilder Jones. “I think I have an MBA now just from working through the process. It has been really illuminating to talk through expenses, margins and models. As I launch the dairy, it is incredibly valuable to be part of a team and not feel like I have to go at it alone.”

Wilder Jones, Wild Spaces Farm

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Guiding Principles

We have strong relationships with local farmers and deep knowledge in the local and regional food system built through our Food & Farm program, the Local Food Alliance.  We are deeply familiar with local investing and able to provide the technical assistance required to prepare borrowers for financing.

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Funding Objectives

Impact Idaho Fund objectives are primarily aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 – Zero Hunger – and 11 – Sustainable Communities. In pursuit of more resilient, regionalized food and agriculture systems, the Impact Idaho Fund Pilot will also consider critical impacts on land, water and energy resources.

SVIR envisions a resilient community with a nourishing regional food system, a healthy environment and a vibrant and equitable economy. Through the Impact Idaho Fund, SVIR catalyzes capital for regional resilience projects that advance local food security.

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