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 theFacebook event page.
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!