Food for Thought Winter Makers Market
Wyoming Food for Thought Project hosted its first Winter Makers Market in October 2014 in the Ag. Resource Building next to the Fairgrounds, which was held once a month through May. The following year, we moved the Market to a more central location, to Building K on Lifesteps Campus. There was such a great turnout of producers and consumers, that it has become a yearly market that we provide to the Casper Community.
Since then, we have expanded the Winter Makers Markets, to not only include more local vendors, but also offer options for SNAP users, offer a Double Up Food Bucks Program, and more!
You can now catch us at the Winter Makers Markets on the every Saturday (October through May) from 9:00am-2:00pm at our forever home at the new Good Food Hub (the old Powder River VFW) at 420 W. 1st St. We hope to see you there!
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Local Partners and Sponsors
The Food for Thought Markets are truly a community event. It takes many partnerships to make the markets the great year-round event it has become.
Our local producers and vendors, and you, the Casper Community!
Here are two core programs we offer at our Food for Thought Winter Makers Markets: acceptance of SNAP Benefits, and Double Up Food Bucks for SNAP users (when produce is available). Some rules and restrictions may apply. Click the logos below for more information.
We connected over 3,000 customers with locally made goods from the Winter Makers Market in 2019.
2019 Winter Makers Market Impact
The Winter Makers Market made a huge impact on our community in 2019! Not only did we move into our forever home at the Good Food Hub (420 W. 1st St.), but we turned our once-a-month market into a weekly market that took place every Saturday from 9am-3pm! Below we have outlined additional impacts that the Food for Thought Markets made in 2019.
We provided nearly 40 different vendors with business opportunities at our winter market in 2019.
The Winter Makers Market contributed nearly $30,000 to our local economy during the market season.