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‘Winter Makers Market’ extended, will run through May in Casper

Customers sample fresh food offered at a Wyoming Food for Thought Project’s Winter Makers Market. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Food for Thought Project‘s “Winter Makers Market” was originally scheduled to come to an end in January.

But organizers have decided to extend the market through the end of May.

“We had initially scheduled the Winter Makers Market to end in January, because we were hoping to break ground and start construction on the Good Food Hub,” said Cassandra Baker, Associate Director and Market Manager of Food for Thought. “Instead, we are taking a more thorough look at our schematic designs, which has allowed us the opportunity to extend the Winter Makers Market through May 30.”

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The Winter Makers Market is held each Saturday from 9am-2pm at the Good Food Hub, located at 420 West First Street in Casper.

Wyoming Food for Thought purchased the building for the Good Food Hub in January 2019 in an effort to create a space “where locally made products would be aggregated and distributed through a network of other hubs throughout the state.”

“The Hub will also encompass a small grocery store, public market space, warehouse, four-season greenhouse, shared commercial kitchen spaces, event space, kids area and more,” Food for Thought explains.

The winter markets offer a variety of local products.

“Local vendors are present selling their handmade, homemade and homegrown items, such as seasonal produce, body care products, jewelry, home decor, and more,” says Food for Thought.

Other products available include baked goods, local honey, canned goods and holiday gifts.

“The Market accepts cash, checks and cards, and also allows EBT users to use their cards on approved purchases,” Food for Thought adds. “To receive weekly text reminders about the Food for Thought Markets, text Casper to 444999.”