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The desire for fresh local food has become very important as many of use realize that most of the produce we are offered in our supermarkets is neither fresh nor local. We have been eating green (unripe)  or spoiled produce for so long in our community that many people have never experienced what fresh, ripe vegetables and fruit taste like!

Here in the Huntington West Virginia tristate area we are fortunate to have many small farms nearby who grow vegetables and fruit and produce poultry, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and so much more.

The market is located in downtown Huntington in Heritage Station and is an inside heated and cooled space, open year round with hours that are convenient for the producers and the consumers.

We are open Thursday-Friday 11am-7pm and on Saturday from 10am-4pm.

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  1. May 31, 2012 3:18 pm

    Sounds great… best of luck with your market.

    • May 31, 2012 4:03 pm

      Thanks…we have a work day scheduled for this Saturday…clean, paint…get ready for the next work day which I am guessing will be about building shelves and displays for fresh produce. It is coming together and very very exciting that we will have fresh local food available soon!

    • June 11, 2012 1:43 am

      Thanks…I think it will be a wonderful asset here in our town and in our region

  2. June 10, 2012 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the like on my post On Service and its Power to Change, I really appreciate the support. As a movement of thinking outside our own lives and living consciously in the world I talk a lot about the importance of eating local and sustainable. I truly feel that consuming foods that are locally grown and produced in a sustainable manner can have a profound positive affect on the whole world. I admire what you are doing and keep spreading the word. Take care and thanks again.

    • June 11, 2012 1:42 am

      thanks for writing. I enjoy being part of something like this!!

  3. June 18, 2012 11:58 am

    Good morning – I’ve just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my blog at http://www.pczick.wordpress.com. Congratulations on a great blog.

    • June 18, 2012 1:21 pm

      wow…thanks….writing this blog, getting the word out, is a joy

  4. July 5, 2012 6:56 pm

    I’ve visited your blog a few times now – the profiles are always so interesting. People do things differently, and it’s cool to see other solutions to issues I might be experiencing myself.

    • July 6, 2012 5:45 pm

      I always learn something each time I visit one of the farms. I know next to nothing about farming, but once in a while a farm I visit is having an issue and I can give them the contact info to someone who I visited before who had a solution. I feel a little like a yenta matchmaker! LOL

  5. September 12, 2012 11:12 am

    Hi, it was nice to see you on my blog – I’m thrilled you liked my ‘colours of happiness’ post. ATB with what you’re doing – it looks great.

  6. granolaandespresso permalink
    October 7, 2012 9:02 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog (http://granolaandespresso.wordpress.com). Your market sounds absolutly amazing—I only wish you were located near me (Colorado). Regardless, i’s so refreshing to see truely sustainable businesses making a difference in their communities. Keep up the good work!
    ~Jenn

    • October 7, 2012 9:31 pm

      We’re trying to raise money with a Kickstarter fundraiser right now, as it will give us a huge hedstart in getting so many projects done that we want. Meanwhile, we are producing a cookbooks, soon a calendar, participating int eh local farms conference…all great exposure and the pent up demand by the consumers is here. Helping a farmer who needs extra hands one day a month – trying to grow a community.

  7. Nancy Crockett permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:14 pm

    I found a website that you might be interested in. After doing some quick research it looks like its free. localfibers.com/ Hope this helps to promote the Wildramp.

    • November 28, 2012 7:34 pm

      Thanks, I have forwarded on the info to our market manager

  8. February 13, 2013 3:07 pm

    Wish we had something like this where I live. Love your website! And Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • February 13, 2013 8:14 pm

      It took just a couple of people to get this moving last February. By getting together a team of people who had passion about getting local food to become more available, we had the market open by mid July. It has a learning curve but the community is very forgiving as they are the ones who help sustain it.You can do it!

  9. February 22, 2013 4:41 pm

    I’m a city-dweller and our various farmers’ markets are always crowded. Communities of all sizes are realizing their need for access to real, fresh food, and markets like yours are making many people’s lives better. Wishing you the best of success! 🙂

    • February 22, 2013 5:42 pm

      Many people in the city are learning to use sunny windows, rooftops and vacant lots to grow food. If your town does not offer any fresh local fodo, talk to other like minded people and get the ball rolling!

  10. March 16, 2013 2:53 am

    This is the only way we can stay healthy and stand up to big corporations. We have farmer markets here in Manhattan as well. They are well received and some of them became tourist destinations. Two thumbs up to you.

  11. April 1, 2013 5:12 pm

    We have a Farmer’s Market in Indiana. During the summer you will have many farmers bring fresh produce to the market and sell them. Usually the fresh vegetables are gone before they go home. Many sell plants and flowers which are usually taken home each night. The market is only open on Saturdays.

    • April 1, 2013 5:28 pm

      Huntington has long had a similar farmers market but it was disappointing to many of us that it was so seasonal and at times there were things for sale there that had been trucked in from farther away than we liked. The concept of an indoor year-round market has proven to be well liked by the consumers who understand winter time will have only a small amount of fresh produce. The market also sells meats, dairy, honey, and other products made locally, such as beans, pastas, herbal teas, and much more. The farmers like this market model because they do not sit there; they deliver their products and then head back to the farm to get more work done.

  12. Deborah permalink
    April 29, 2013 5:40 pm

    Do you sell local honey as well?? If you could get back to me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • April 29, 2013 6:22 pm

      Yes we have several Producers who bring honey. There were a few jars in the shop but this is the start of the honey making season, so in a couple of months we will have many more. Local honey has a lot of great flavor and if you pick raw honey from an apiary near where you live, you also gain benefit in terms of pollen allergies.

  13. October 15, 2012 2:52 pm

    Thank you so much so much for sharing about our market with your readership!

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