(Lander, WY) – Wind River Farm to Plate and the Lander Valley Farmers Market have created an online farmers market to connect local producers and consumers year-round.
Their grand online opening is happening on March 7th at noon and going through March 9th at noon. Items ordered in that window can be picked up in Lander Wednesday night from 5-7 pm.
This initiative was born out of the pandemic and got off the ground in August after they received a LOR Foundation grant, shared organizer Helen Wilson. The grant they received will help fund them through June.
Central Wyoming College, which is preparing to launch its Farm Business Incubator, also joined up with the initiative and is working on grants to continue funding.
The online market will initially base out of Lander, but plans are already underway to expand across Fremont County. Part of this broader coverage will come from the help of a refrigerated truck, The Wagon, that CWC is also working on.
In the meantime, items can be ordered online at speedgoatmarket.com between noon on Sundays and noon on Tuesdays. There is a flat $2 customer convenience fee added to every order.
Customers can then pick-up their goods on Wednesday evenings from 5-7 pm at 125 N Second Street in Lander (the Second Street entrance on the Second Street side of the former Forge building).
Vendors are asked to drop-off their goods from 5-7 pm on Tuesday in the same location as the customer pick-up (shared above). There is also a 10% vendor fee for the items you are selling – this includes the credit card fee. So price accordingly, Helen noted.
They are currently looking for more vendors who would like to sell online. In addition, volunteers are needed during the drop-off and pick-ups. Tables would also be appreciated.
If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer contact Helen by emailing [email protected] or by calling (307) 438-2708.