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Online Marketplace Hires Interim Manager to Keep Serving Community

  • Local Champion: Lander Valley Farmers Market
  • Date Funded: June 7, 2021
  • Grant Amount: $3,000

Speedgoat Market was established as a pilot project to strengthen the connection between local consumers and producers during seasons when the farmers’ market wasn’t running. Serving 55 customers and featuring goods from 20 local vendors, Speedgoat quickly established a niche for itself to meet a community demand. However, once pilot funding ran out and as organizers awaited receipt of a sizable grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would allow the market to formalize its operations, the market risked losing its paid manager—and the momentum and market share it had already built. LOR funding allowed Speedgoat to extend the existing manager’s contract for a 10-week interim period, providing a vital bridge in funding and ensuring the continuation of the fresh goods community members had come to rely on.

Impact

Speedgoat Market connected local producers with consumers in Fremont County and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. 

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