Shoppers came out to the kickoff of the 11th annual Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market on November 2 to shop for local food and artisan products with regional vendors inside The Cheyenne Depot.
Vendors come from Wyoming, Northern Colorado, and Western Nebraska. Items available for purchase include, meats, eggs, cheeses, microgreens, jams, baked goods, pickled items, honey, skincare, fiber arts, and much more. Live music is also provided to enhance the shopping experience.
The market was formed in 2009 under the umbrella of the Wyoming Community Network, but later reorganized into an independent 501c4 organization. The organization wanted to help provide year-round access to markets for both consumers and regional producers after the summer markets closed for the winter months. Lauren Kenney, market manager for the Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market said, “We are a growers’ and producers’ market promoting Wyoming and regional farm products, and as such we favor food growers and food producers over craft vendors.”
The market has added three additional Saturdays to this season. The upcoming dates are November 16, December 7 and 21; January 4; February 1 and 15; March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18, and May 2. The new hours are 9am-1pm.