Wyoming Foods Coalition growing with local virtual farmers markets
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Adam Bunker didn’t know what the end product would look like when he locked himself in his room nearly a month ago to create a virtual farmers market for his father-in-law’s business. In three days, he implemented an online market — an avenue for Papa Joe’s Produce to supply Wyoming shoppers with local product in a time of social distancing.
Bunker’s bedroom vision has come to fruition by connecting consumers with meats, produce, canned goods, eggs, dairy, salsa, coffee and more from nine Wyoming producers in just its third week. The virtual farmers market’s success can be, at least in part, attributed to the budding Wyoming Foods Coalition — an 18-pronged united front of service groups coming together to support locally produced foods in the Equality State. The coalition’s birth has conveniently come at a time of social distancing and panic buying impacting the typical grocery store experience.
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