In a show of true community collaboration, the Wyoming Food for Thought Project is happy to announce that they will now be managing the Downtown Casper Community Farmer’s Market.

”We're honored to have been chosen and trusted with such an incredible integral part of the downtown summer activities.  Taking on the Farmer’s Market is directly in line with the work we are doing to bring equitable food access to everyone. The Farmers Market is a great way to build community, bring people directly to the farmers growing the food, and add healthy food options to our local food system,” said Jamie Purcell, Executive Director for the Wyoming Food for Thought Project. “We’re working to set dates for the market as soon as possible and grow the number or growers selling at the market.”

Highlights of the market have always included retailers who sell prepared food for dinner at the market, musical entertainment, a children’s area, a Chef of the Market, and a “how-to” booth that’s held vendors who teach about growing food locally, composting, preserving food, and more.

Look for an even greater number of food vendors as well as an increased presence of food resources like Cent$ible Nutrition.

The Wyoming Food for Thought Project was created as a way to address holes in the hunger safety net. Working under the guise of “equitable food access for everyone”, the project’s major focus has been on childhood hunger and the weekend food bag program. However, the Project continues to seek new ways to help fill the gaps in food access, including partnerships with the Casper Community Greenhouse Project, Natrona County School District, and Serve Wyoming.

Future plans include a Senior weekend food bag program, community garden project coordination, a seed library, and expanding the Farmers Market.

Please direct questions to Jamie Purcell, Executive Director for Wyoming Food for Thought Project (307) 267-2421 or email wyofoodforthought@gmail.com.