Wyoming Food for Thought Project's markets will now run all year

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) It doesn't matter what season it is, Wyoming Food for Thought Project's markets will now be all year.

"That means that our vendors are going to be able to continue selling through all seasons. They can keep their businesses going rather than just trying to make it work through the summer," Cassie Murphy, Wyoming Food for Thought Project program developer, said.

Murphy said putting the market together is a team effort and it's nice to see the community support local businesses.

"We have lots of people that come here and support our local vendors who are here to put their heart, souls and passion out here for Casper," Murphy said.

The winter market gives local businesses, that may not have a home, the chance to show what they've got.

"I tried for a few years to do the newsletter thing and try to kind of promote my business on my own. For better or for worse, I didn't really accomplish as much as I had hoped on my own. I started doing the winter markets with Food for Thought and immediately saw that it was really helping my business," Devon Olsen, Cackleberry Farm and Garden owner, said.

Olsen said it isn't just a market, it's a community.

"Being able to get to know people, get to know their struggles, what they're working for, what their dreams are and get to know their products, it's been amazing," Olsen said.

Olsen said not having the period between winter and summer markets, helps make sure he doesn't waste his product.

Wyoming Food for Thought Project's winter makers market is every Saturday morning at The Good Food Hub.