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Head to Lander City Park on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to peruse and purchase local produce, products and art at the Lander Valley Farmers Market. Amongst all of the “usual” fall favorites will be carved pumpkins, local honey and fall apples.
Volunteering at the Lander Valley Farmers Market
Do you want to get involved with the market? The Lander Valley Farmers Market is seeking two volunteers per week to help out. It’s a really fun way to spend a Saturday morning. For more information, or to sign up, email [email protected].
Speedgoat Market will be closing up on Wednesday, Oct. 6. For those of you who participated in the Lander Valley Farmers Market’s online market, thank you! Since its inception, Speedgoat Market has had $13,647.75 in total sales, with over 1,783 items sold.
This project started in a research phase in summer 2020, and moved to actual sales in January 2021. It was funded by a generous grant from the LOR Foundation, with additional support from Wind River Farm to Plate, CWC and the Lander Valley Farmers Market Board.
One of the challenges for the market has been making it sustainable, and despite a $2 customer convenience fee, and 10% sales commission collected from vendors, the market currently needs to generate about four times more money to make it sustainable.
Given the lack of funding and difficulty recruiting volunteers, the LVFM Board has decided to end the market in conjunction with the end of the LVFM physical market season. Speedgoat Market will shut down after the last customer pick up on Wednesday, Oct. 6. (The last physical market of the season is on Saturday, Oct. 9.) The LVFM Board will continue to discuss the online market and will seek funding to potentially start it up again next year. The LVFM is also exploring options to sell the existing platform if another organization/business would like to try to keep it going.
We’d like to thank the LOR Foundation for funding the market, Wind River Farm to Plate for financial and volunteer contributions and CWC for their efforts to try to receive funding to keep the market going for years to come.
Come to Lander City Park on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for a fun, community event featuring the best of Fremont County’s producers and artists.