From professor to farmer, Dr. Lana Zimmer finds second calling when college closes

Lana Zimmer doesn’t even remember why she started farming. It was 2011. She was a professor at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, helping future classroom teachers learn their craft.Wi...

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Waseda Farms keeps growing and giving back (organically) to the Wisconsin farming community

Waseda Farms began as a passion project of Matt Lutsey’s father Tom. After doctors told Tom to cut back on red meat, he responded, “what if I ate better red meat instead?” This was the beginning...

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Butternut Bacon Farro on Arugula

Perfect for the fall season, this recipe created by Ready set Dinner, includes a variety of delicious elements from in-season butternut squash, farm-fresh bacon, greens, and grains to make a deliciou...

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Vindicator Brand’s roots and revenue continue to grow for Peter and Susan Jones

Around five years ago, Peter and Susan Jones decided that the corporate world was no longer for them. Peter had previous experience working on a dairy farm as a teenager, so the couple decided to dig ...

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From a Harvard degree and health care to healthy growing, Keith Kudla’s journey to the science of sustainability at Artesian Farm

No tractors are needed at Artesian Farm, but ladders are a must – and you better not be afraid of heights! That’s because 10 acres worth of lettuce, basil and kale are grown on shelves up to 20 fe...

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Farming brings the Slaughter Family Farm together, thanks to Nana’s lasting influence

Justin Slaughter started his career in the insurance industry. While he found success early on, he also came to the realization that he was working 90-hour weeks and feeling the effects of being dista...

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Amanda's Game Day Chili

Whether it's a cookout in your backyard or a tailgate at the stadium, good food is an essential part of the experience. Created by Market Wagon vendor 2 Farms Meet, this chili is packed with meat, ve...

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Gridiron stories: 2 football moms meet on the sidelines, 2 Farms Meet begins

If you’re looking for Amanda Webb or Katie Crowe on a Friday night during the fall, you better check the football schedule. Because if their hometown Estill County Engineers are playing nearby, the ...

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Farm Fresh Caprese Flatbread

Fresh veggies, greens, and cheese combined for an Italian dinner in twenty minutes. Our Farm Fresh Caprese Flatbread recipe, created by Ready Set Dinner, makes it easy to throw a quick meal together...

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Artesian Farm Peach Tomato Basil Salad

There’s nothing quite as good as a farm fresh salad made from locally grown produce. Market Wagon farmer, Artesian Farm, provides local, sustainably grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO produce that helps...

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Bee-lieve it: First-time farmer finds success with Market Wagon

Jared Bruce isn’t your typical farmer. It’s not just because this is his first year working the land at B Lavender Farms. It’s the fulfillment of a dream that’s been years in the making.It’s...

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CT Family Farms sees record sales after partnering with Market Wagon

CT Family Farms started in 2008 with just 100 acres of land. Since then, the farm has grown to 700 acres and currently has 180 calves along with pigs and chickens. Located in Northern Georgia, CT Fami...

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Freedom Foods brings over 250 years of experience to Market Wagon

Family-owned and operated Freedom Foods began in 2012 in Wolcott Indiana when Ryan Schleman and his family decided they wanted to do farming differently. With over 250 years of generational farm exper...

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Quick, delicious local meals for when life gets busy

Summer days getting shorter and August getting closer can only mean one thing — back-to-school season is upon us. While back-to-school is a fun and exciting time, it’s also a busy one. Finding tim...

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Flour Your Dreams - What was once a dream is now a reality

Flour Your Dreams was originally just that—a dream, specifically a dream for once Tania and Danny retired. However, when the pandemic hit, plans changed, and Tania and Danny took what was once a hob...

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LOCAL TOMATOES: A refreshing summertime treat!

Growing up, we lived in the country (at least 20 minutes to the nearest shopping mall, no close neighbors, gravel driveway). In the summertime, we would always keep an eye out for the home farm stands...

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Kankakee Valley Homestead | Good food with a good purpose

In his previous career, Tom Eich was a math teacher at a low-income school. Working in this profession forced him to see the effects of hunger first hand and invoked a sense of urgency to actually do ...

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Happy 4th of July from Market Wagon!

Let freedom ring! The 4th of July is an exciting time to celebrate our nation's independence with friends and family ... and eat great food! Market Wagon is passionate about helping local farmers and ...

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Market Wagon and its vendors prioritize sustainability

The Market Wagon team works hard every day to be good stewards for our vendors. But beyond the people we serve, we also work to take care of the environment. Many of the vendors that partner with us u...

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LOCAL STRAWBERRIES: Savor the sweetness!

No matter what area you live in, it’s likely strawberries carry some sort of nostalgic story. Growing up in Indiana, friends would have small patches of strawberries. One neighbor let us come over a...

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Market Wagon hatches business for Purple Haven Farm

After owning land for several years, Nichole, AKA “The Chicken Mama”, started living off of her own farm. One day, she eyed some chicks and was drawn to them. Not long after, Nichole began Purple ...

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ASPARAGUS: Green goodness, now in season

As a kid, Mom often made wonderful home-cooked meals for supper. But, occasionally, we would have a side I wasn’t a fan of, mostly because Dad really loved all kinds of veggies. Asparagus was one of...

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Cattle started this marriage, this family, and Sherman Farms

Robert and Ashley Sherman met because of cattle. Now, they are raising their two daughters on a cattle farm. This couple began farming together 10 years ago when they got married and are continuing to...

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Piatt County farm dives into aquaponics for sustainability

Tilapia and leafy greens serve a purpose on the Koss Family Farm near White Heath. With an eye toward sustainability and the future, the traditional Piatt County farm expanded into aquaponics to raise...

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4 Corners Ranch provides elite beef on Market Wagon

4 Corners Ranch sits in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It has been quite an adventure for Allen and Kimberly since they left their homes in Ohio and Pennsylvania 10 years ago. Since then,...

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From courier to confections: How Market Wagon encouraged Reggie’s Creations to take off

The owner of Reggie’s Creations, Reggie D. Green, like many people, was hit hard when the pandemic started. She lost her job of 30+ years working in the food and beverage industry and found herself ...

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It all started with one steer: Now business is bursting out of the barn for 54 Farms

Tyson Farms, soon to become known as 54 Farms, is a first-generation farm founded in 2015 by Shaun Tyson and his wife in Central Illinois. They offer a wide selection of beef using conventional farmin...

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Nature Keepers preserves – special flavor for special customers

Mark Ballering has always been interested in nature and the environment. When he retired from being a coffee roaster, he purchased 270 acres of woodland and row crops north of Madison, Wisconsin.  He...

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Living her lifelong dream to farm at Chicken Bacon Ranch

Johanna VanDyke is very quick to say she is living her dream, and she bubbles with enthusiasm as she talks about it. Her dream begins at 7:30 AM, rain or shine, hot or cold, as she starts her farm cho...

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Bulgarian Yogurt - Treasured for both Flavor and Health

Everyone has those foods that conjure up feelings of home. Maybe it was a favorite holiday meal, or Friday night pizza, or Grandma’s hot chocolate. For Teddy Ivanov, it’s yogurt. Not just any yogu...

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For 3 Generations, Louisville has enjoyed Fresh Produce from the Loftus Family Farm

For three generations, Loftus Farms has been providing fresh, locally grown produce for residents of Floyd County, Indiana. Beginning in July 2020, residents just across the Ohio River in Louisville, ...

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Capital Group's Local Philosophy Meets Healthy Habits

Since 1931, Capital Group, home of American Funds, has been focused on delivering results for long-term investors. Today, Capital Group manages more than $1.7 trillion in equity and fixed income asset...

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One America Brings a Farmers Market Experience to the Office

OneAmerica is one of the fastest growing mutual insurance holding companies in the industry. A key to their success is the ability to attract and retain talented people to their company. That means, ...

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Farmers can Fake Freshness, but not Flavor.

Many people make the decision to purchase local food because it's proven to be better for their communities and the environment. But, is there anything else in it for the consumer other than a good co...

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Want to Reduce Food Waste? Think Beyond the Imperfect, Ugly, & Misfit Produce.

It has been estimated that about one third of all food produced is thrown away. We are wasting food at home, in restaurants, and at the grocery store. But what most consumers have been surprised to...

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Shattering the Illusion of Egg Label Claims

Have you heard the stereotypes "helicopter parent" and "free range parent?" A helicopter parent hovers over their child every moment. On the contrary, a free range parent lets their kids roam wild, ...

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Instead of Layoffs, This Factory Put its Workers in Debt: The Untold Story of Industrial Agriculture's Injustices.

The factories are closing. Jobs are leaving our cities. People are caught in the crossfire of shifting policies, both domestic and abroad. It's a narrative that is all too familiar in America. ...

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Chicken Florentine with a side of Plastic? Maybe shipping meals isn't so great for the planet after all.

Busyness is becoming normal. Even a status symbol. And it's given rise to a new industry: The Life Optimization Industry. Thanks to busyness, the business of life optimization is booming. The...

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Who Gives a Crap about Grass-Fed Beef? ... Chickens, apparently.

For many of us the image, and maybe the only image, we have of a farm is the idyllic "story book" farm. A sweet farm complete with a classic red barn and a garden. Chickens in a coop, pigs in a ...

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Making Soil from Dirt (And, yes, there is a difference).

At Honey Creek Farm, Tim Carter is turning dirt back into soil. In 1974, Tim came home from Purdue to the family farm with the vision for America's "big ag" that was being taught in ag classrooms ever...

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