We started The Wandering Market eight years ago sharing ideas with high energy and what felt like distant dreams. Originally we had hoped the foods would be from our own farm that we lived on at the time but we couldn’t make it work. Being a farmer is hard. What we realized out of that experience is that there was a niche for us to help the farmers because it is so hard! There are so many obstacles to producing healthy food and they desperately need our support.
We started out marketing our friends amazing pastured eggs and realized that there was a growing market for sustainable, ethically raised foods. From there we had Cam from Sante Fe Foods by Shackleton call and say he had a load of prairie cherries to move. We bought 1000 lbs and grew and grew from there as more and more producers got in touch with us.
I’m so in awe of the magnitude of what has been accomplished simply because of the people out there that are both dedicated to making the foods and the ones that purchase them. I wake up every day inspired by this with the motivation to do more.
Dreams are actualizing and here we are delivering fresh farm foods to hundreds of families directly from farm to folk. And sometimes we get to mow the grass and shovel the poop and pretend like we have our own farm. ❤️
We started out delivering coolers on peoples lawns then we moved into a hole in the wall warehouse for a year to a 15,000 SQF building where we currently are now in Moose Jaw. I can’t believe how far we’ve come and there’s still a long ways to go if we are going to build a healthy, sustainable food culture. There’s so much opportunity for people to get involved. We are looking to connect with food lovers from all walks of life. Purple, green, loud, quiet, striped…. 🤣 lately I have been loving learning about the foods from other peoples cultures. If we go back far enough, we discover that there is a reason for the techniques, the spices and the ingredients. They all have stories and health in mind. I love learning that caraway in many German dishes aids with digestion and prevents bloating. What a valuable thing to know and live! I am so excited to hear more…
Farming to folking,