The Teton Valley Farmer’s Market is happy to present you, dear reader, a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what goes in to provide you the bounties of their farms, studios, and businesses.
Each week, from now until October 5th, this column will share with you “snapshots” of our Market vendors based on these five questions:
1. When did you start your farm/studio/business?
2. What motivated you to do so?
3. What keeps you motivated?
4. What, so far, do you feel you do best (as it pertains to your farm/studio/business)?
5. What can folks look forward to at your booth this week and the coming weeks?
It is our hope that in knowing these short stories, your enjoyment of the Market’s bounty as well as your appreciation for our farmers, artisans, and businesses who make our Market possible will grow.
This week, from the farmers there will be an abundance of early greens such as lettuces, bok choy and baby kale, radishes, (perhaps) early peas, plant starts, and fresh eggs (provided the chickens are willing to share!). From the artisans, there will be fine paintings, ceramic ware, jewelry, fused glass, knitted goods, and hand-crafted wood products. From the local businesses, there will be fresh coffee, baked goods, lavender products, hand-made soaps and scents, meats, mushrooms, cheeses, breads, mead, and honey. And to unwind — a massage!
The above is by no means a complete list. You’ll just have to come by Friday, June 7th, 9 am – 1 pm and see for yourself!
Teton Food and Farm Coalition (TFFC)
Our mission — “To build a strong local food system.”
Our vision — “A strong local food system supporting a vibrant, healthy, and resilient community.”
Since 2016, TFFC, a regionally-based grassroots organization encompassing Teton Valley, Jackson Hole, and nearby communities, has helped coordinate local food systems efforts to broaden their reach. TFFC recognizes there is strength in numbers, and, strives to bring the right people to the right place at the right time. This ripple effect often leads to positive social and economic capital.
Who can join?
Anyone is welcome to join the discussion and come to TFFC (Teton Food and Farm Coalition) meetings!
Projects include but are not limited to:
n Food Distribution (e.g., food hub, local food/farm directory, farm-to-table events)
n Marketing around our local food system “Buy Teton Fresh”
n Food Security, Recovery, and Hunger Relief
n Food System Education
n Food and Farm Policy (farm preservation, land access, etc.)