The Wind River Farmers Market features local and fresh produce from around the Wind River community. Growers and food vendors select and present their finest fruits and vegetables, artisans’ foods, fresh baked goods, and arts and crafts for all to enjoy.
The Market is located near the Wind River Indian Reservation in the heart of Wyoming. The Wind River Indian Reservation is shared by two Native American tribes, the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho.
In 1680, the Arapaho migrated westward out of the Great Lakes region, forcibly pushed out of their established territory by American settlers and enemy tribes. The displacement stretched through the next century, but the Arapaho eventually arrived in the Great Plains, where the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804 met the Tribe.
In addition to the Wind River Farmers Market, the Wind River Farm-to-Plate program strives to create a healthy community from the ground up. By working together, they strengthen the local economy by sourcing locally produced food, educating community members on healthy food choices and celebrating all things that make their valley such an amazing place to live.
During the summer, the Wind River Farmers Market is held on Thursday evenings at Fort Washakie, and on Tuesday evenings at the 789 Truck Stop parking lot in Arapahoe. The summer times are from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
The winter market is held on Wednesday evenings in Fort Washakie at Frank B Wise Building. The winter times are from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Rhonda Bowers at email@example.com.