Come Learn About the Public Market Weelunk Staff October 3, 2017 5 The Public Market Meeting is this Wednesday! Join us for an opportunity to hear more about the Public Market project, engage in a conversation about future plans, and express your interest in the market’s creation. We would love to see you there, please RSVP on the Facebook event page. PUBLIC MARKET MEETING October 4, 6:00 PM First State Capitol 1st Floor Conference Room 143 Eoff St Wheeling, WV 26003 As you might have heard, we’re collaborating with the city and hope to house a Public Market in the Intermodal Center. The Public Market won’t just be a normal grocery store. It will be a year-round local and natural food store promoting healthy eating, a strong regional economy, and sustainable living in the greater Ohio Valley. Downtown Wheeling is a recognized USDA Food Desert. This means many citizens don’t have access to fresh, healthy food in the downtown area. In partnership with local farmers and producers, WNHAC, and the Ohio Valley and Wheeling Farmers’ Markets, we hope to dissolve Wheeling’s food desert status and nurture a healthier community. Modeled after the Wild Ramp in Huntington, farms that supply the market will get a large majority of the purchase price back as profit. This way we can provide fresh food for the wonderful people of Wheeling, while also helping support local farms. Together we can make this dream a reality for the Ohio Valley community! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Dr DNG October 4, 2017 “we’re collaborating with the city and hope to house a Public Market” Who is “we”? Log in to Reply Carl Adams October 5, 2017 That would be Grow Ohio Valley Log in to Reply Dr DNG October 5, 2017 What is Grow Ohio Valley. – Is that a private company? – Carl Adams October 5, 2017 Nope – it is a non-profit, check it out: http://www.growov.org/ Yam Rutesellar October 4, 2017 A very GOOD bakery, especially bread. Downtown (Sherman’s, Bahyha SP? and Sixteenth St, Shaeffer’s were fantastic). Why is it so hard to get a delicious, hard-crusted loaf of bread around here now? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.