About Market Wagon | Online Farmers Markets & Local Food Delivery

About Us

Who is Market Wagon, and Why?

We favorite Local Food.

More than a market, we're on a mission to enable food producers to thrive in their local markets.

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We are a start-up team carrying out this mission using cutting-edge shopping and supply chain technology, proprietary fulfillment processes, and innovative logistics approaches. Started in Indianapolis in 2016, Market Wagon now operates local food delivery hubs across the Midwest.

Local Food. Delivered.

We bring a farmers market to the doorstep.

We create online farmers markets with delivery to give consumers more access to local food. Our technology and logistics innovations allow farmers and artisans to list and sell their products online with the convenience of e-commerce and fulfill orders with our managed last-mile network.

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Our Vision

We are leading the producer-direct food channel (AKA “Local Food”) in the fastest-growing segment of grocery sales, e-commerce.

Market Wagon is committed to serving local farms and food artisans by growing the market for their products with consumer-friendly shopping and delivery services.

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People

Restoring a connection between consumers and the farmers and artisans who produce their food is central to our mission.

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Technology

Every function of our business, from shopping to fulfillment, is tech-enabled using proprietary software and processes developed by our industry-leading team.

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Logistics

Our innovative fulfillment and logistics approaches enable us to operate e-commerce grocery using local suppliers at a scale never before imagined.

Market Wagon in the News

East Peoria fishing company working to increase accessibility to Copi

Each year, an estimated 20 to 50 million Copi fish are being harvested from the Illinois River. Source Freshwater, an East Peoria fishing company, hoped to make a change in consumers’ diets to help...

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Planet CLE: The farmer's market delivered directly to you

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South suburban hydroponic farm owner seeks to democratize the food system and change the narrative in the Ford Heights neighborhood

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Big-box supermarkets and small local farmers struggle to make the marriage work

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Food prices are up — we can all see it, feel it and taste it. And now, some local farmers are taking advantage of innovative practices to get fresh food right to your doorstep. Welcome to the Moon...

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Family-Owned Hydroponic Urban Farm

Derek Drake’s longtime dream was to become an urban farmer and bring fresh produce to his local community. Now he’s doing just that. He joins us now in our Studio 41 kitchen along with his husband...

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Indy's Becky the Bakester shares pie-making tips, talks Thanksgiving preorders

Becky Lane, aka Becky the Bakester, gave us a lesson in pie crust-making and shared her secret ingredient: vodka. Use a half water, half vodka mixture instead of just water, she said. The vodka dries...

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Mokena man grows urban farm in a shipping container in his driveway

Derek Drake decided to think outside the box after losing his job during the pandemic. Or rather, think inside the box -- a 320 square foot shipping container to be exact. "I went down this long sea...

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Nick Carter, Market Wagon CEO and co-founder, recognized as part of 25 Influential People in Produce

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Prepared meals can help friends battling illness

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How Market Wagon gives farmers a new outlet to grow in Chicago

Market Wagon, an Indianapolis-based online farmers marketplace, has given food producers a new outlet since it recently expanded into Chicago. Market Wagon, which was founded in 2016 and opened in Chi...

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'It's my happy place': 22-year-old Wisconsin farmer sees success in the meat industry

A young farmer in Wisconsin is seeing success in seven figures. A local Union Grove farmer started his business at 16 and with a lot of hard work he has found success at just 22-years-old. Justin Mik...

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Becky the Bakester creates unique artisan treats perfect for Halloween

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Innovative farm evolves with the times

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Market Wagon, an online farmers market that delivers to you

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Two Creek Farms creator, age 22, hired 23 summer workers as his meat business soared

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The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea: hand crafted baking with fresh, quality ingredients

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Kansas City startup Fattyhead Keto Dough gets big break from Old Shawnee Pizza

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Home-based food vendors reach more customers, thanks to change in Indiana law

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Market Wagon celebrates milestone, thanks East Tennesseans

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Online farmers market, Market Wagon, makes Inc. list of fastest-growing companies

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Pittsburgh-area vendors surpass $1M in sales on 'online farmers market' platform Market Wagon

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Market Wagon helps local farmers and other food producers deliver locally sourced food to your doorstep

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12-year old farmer turns passion into e-commerce business

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'DoorDash for farmers' gains popularity with central Illinois producers

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Kroger announces partnership with Market Wagon in metro Atlanta

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Kroger Launches a Digital Farmers Market Powered by Market Wagon, the new service ups the ante on fresh and local in Atlanta

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Kroger goes live with online farmers market

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Local e-commerce delivery services help family farms thrive and grow

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IU Health, Wunderkind, Market Wagon, RxLightning among winners at Mira Awards

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Midwestern delivery start-up brings the farmers' market to your Metro Detroit doorstep

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Hollow Oak Farm partners with online farmers market

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Market Wagon aims to bring the farmer's market to your door

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Celebrating National Pi Day with Grandma's Kitchen famous recipes

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Market Wagon Is Helping East TN Farmers Expand

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Local food producer delivery service here to stay

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Columbus chef finds new opportunity with ghost kitchen partnership

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Grainger rancher helps to keep the family farm by selling online

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Market Wagon delivery platform helps farmers and cooks thrive amid the pandemic

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How baking has helped Kathleen Heeter help those with Alzheimer's

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Small businesses reaching the community through Market Wagon

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Market Wagon and CEO Nick Carter both named as finalists for "Best of Tech in Indiana"

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Nick Carter selected as finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest

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University of Tennessee prof puts her research into action selling organic food online

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Finding alternatives to big box grocery stores in response to shortages

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Food Delivery Business Brings Fresh, Local Food To Your Doorstep

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North Country Charcuterie partners with Market Wagon

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Market Wagon helping farmers find new customers

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Make Valentine’s Day even sweeter with Becky the Bakester’s signature marshmallow treats

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Butcher shop run entirely by women pivots during pandemic

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — Laura Jensen has a thing about pork. “Well, it’s a funny story,” Jensen said. “I’m known as the local pig nerd.” Five years ago on a 10-acre spread in Walton County...

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In 2017 Laura Jensen and her daughter were diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, leading them to grow more of their food and create Jensen Reserve. Five years later and now the woman-owned and opera...

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Woman-Owned Business In East Tennessee Caters To New Demand For Local Food

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Farmers courted by tech industry reps

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Local farms credit new online farmers market service for surviving pandemic

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Market Wagon delivers fresh, local food

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'This is why we’re here’

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Delivery service helped save local farms

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Market Wagon offers farm fresh delivery to your doorstep

It's all about convenience these days, and an online ordering option is growing its network of local farms across Northeast Ohio to help customers stock up on locally sourced items. Instead of drivin...

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If you’re searching for a solution to a global supply chain crisis exposed by the pandemic last year (and may be ramping up again with the Omicron variant), you don’t have to look very far. In fac...

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Thanksgiving means good food for you and your four-legged friend, so we’re making Thanksgiving dinner for pets! Justin Fuentes with Paws Up Pet Food joined us with a safe Thanksgiving dinner for pe...

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Trust Your LOCAL Supply Chain as the Global Supply Chain Groans Under Pressure, Again

Who can forget the grocery store experience soon after the pandemic began? Store shelves seemingly went empty overnight. Many food products became impossible to find including canned soups and vegetab...

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Commitment Coffee helps fallen and wounded service members’ families

We’re all about supporting locally-owned small businesses and this one is a no-brainer, especially on Veterans Day. Commitment Coffee was started by retired Naval Officer Brian Lester. It’s speci...

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Veteran turns to farming to grow through PTSD

An Iraq War veteran from West Michigan is using farming to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. Justin Bajema, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, started Rebel Pastures near Rockford with...

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E-Commerce Farmers Markets Trending

Nick Carter grew up on an Indiana farm, and left for a career in startups. He’s since gone back to the farm with the goal of boosting small farms around the nation with his e-commerce business Marke...

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A Rock Hill farm has found a way to circumvent supply chain issues and make sure food is getting to people -- and the pandemic has made their new business boom overnight.They teamed up with another fa...

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Vertical farming is the future of agriculture

It’s a different take on the traditional way of farming: Using hydroponics, a New Buffalo business is able to grow up. Growing lettuce, basil, arugula, and Kale, this 8,000-square-foot facility is ...

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Chester County couple uses new online farmers market to grow small business

A husband and wife team in Chester County recently quit their successful careers to take care of hundreds of cows and pigs on a local farm. The duo does not actually own the farm, but it’s leased ou...

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Columbia-area couple turn job layoff into thriving business

John and Emily Barnes aren’t your average farmers. In fact, Emily jokes that both she and John are the black sheep of their families because no other relative ever had much to do with farming. The i...

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Shelbyville farmer utilizes online farmers market to sell goods and spend more time with his family

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over 75,000 farmers across the Commonwealth call Kentucky home, operating on 13 million acres. Justin Slaughter is taking on a new conc...

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Shop the Farmers Market From Your Couch

Market Wagon, an Indiana-based startup founded in 2016 to help farmers and artisanal food vendors get more products to local customers, has announced the expansion of its services to the Twin Cities ...

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Market Wagon app delivers local farm food to any address for $6.95

Instead of going to the farmers market, the farmers market will come to you. Market Wagon, a farm food delivery app, is now operational in seven Minnesota counties, including Hennepin Co. and Ramsey C...

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Hatmaker Homestead shares recipe on Everyday Kentucky

Holli Hatmaker of Hatmaker Homestead shared a delicious fall chili recipe involving her produce as well lamb from Schwartz Meat Company on the set of Everyday Kentucky. [click to watch] ...

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Market Wagon brings Twin Cities farmers market groceries to customers' doors

An online grocery service that expanded into the Twin Cities on Monday delivers farmers market finds like watermelon radishes, slices of pasture-raised smoked bacon and Waygu New York strip steak stra...

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A farmers market delivered to your door: Online market service expands to Baltimore region

Market Wagon, an online farmers market, has expanded to the Baltimore area and is offering home delivery of produce and products from local farms and food vendors.The startup company is expanding in B...

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Farm to front door: Market Wagon hub extends reach of local farmers market

The benefits of visiting a local farmers market are many — customers can enjoy fresh produce and baked goods, while supporting small businesses.Now, a new online farmers market called Market Wagon i...

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Market Wagon Opens Local Food Delivery Hub In Maryland

Market Wagon today announced the launch of its online farmers market and delivery service to Baltimore, D.C. and the surrounding area. Consumers now have more ways to order from their favorite local f...

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What to know about Market Wagon, a new Birmingham metro farmers market delivery service

Loving produce, meat, and dairy from Alabama farmers is easy. What’s not so easy: making it to the local markets where farmers in the state sell their bounty. [continue reading]...

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Online farmers market and delivery service Market Wagon enters Birmingham metro

An Indianapolis-based online farmers market and delivery service has entered metro Birmingham. Startup company Market Wagon, which serves as a liaison between farmers and customers, is now accepting ...

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Market Wagon to expand central Iowans' options for fresh-from-the-farm food delivery

Imagine shopping online, Amazon-style, for fresh produce, dairy product and meat delivered from local Iowa farmers. That’s the goal of Market Wagon, an e-commerce platform that recently expande...

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How one online farmers market is helping a Des Moines metro farm thrive

What if you could get farm-fresh food like eggs, meat and dairy products delivered right to your door? One Midwest business is doing just that. That business is called Market Wagon. [continue readin...

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Hildebrand Dairy expands reach via partnership with online retailer

Hildebrand Dairy has expanded its online business through a partnership with online grocery delivery service Market Wagon.Farm Store Manager Becca Hauschel said the door-to-door, online, farmers-marke...

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‘A family affair’: Westfield family raises Idaho pasture pigs in Kansas

One of the reasons Avory Freund fell in love with her husband, Eric, was his sense of adventure and work ethic. Those qualities have led the couple to owning a pig farm in Kansas while living in Westf...

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Robertson County woman turns her idea into a blooming business

A colorful few acres off of Highway 25 in Cross Plains is where Savannah Jo Jones finds tranquility.The area of which the 2018 East Robertson High School graduate — who traditionally goes by ‘Jo...

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Local farm delivery service launches in the Columbia area

What is perhaps best described as an “online farmers market” launched in the Midlands this month, opening up a new avenue for local farmers to connect with potential customers.Market Wagon, which ...

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Online food delivery service brings the farmers market to your door

The company MarketWagon is an online food delivery service with a twist. The service allows consumers to shop directly from local farmers. For CEO and founder Nick Carter, the inspiration behind Ma...

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Market Wagon opens in the Midlands and changes the way people buy local food

Market Wagon announced the launch of its online farmers market and delivery service in the Midlands. Consumers now have more ways to order from their favorite local farms and artisanal food vendors. ...

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Produce delivery comes to Central Savannah River Area

Market Wagon on Wednesday announced the launch of its online farmers market and delivery service in the CSRA, offering more ways to order from local farms and artisanal food vendors. The local deliver...

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Market Wagon makes it easy to shop from local farmers

Fresh from the farm and straight to your front door! Market Wagon’s Nick Carter talks about how you can get fresh food delivered right to your home.  [continue reading]...

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Market Wagon launches in Memphis: Here's how this farm fresh delivery service works

There’s a new way to get farm fresh foods in Memphis. On July 7 Market Wagon announced the launch of its "online farmers market" and delivery service in the Bluff City. The first delivery date wil...

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Online farmer’s market now available in Central Pa.

Katie and Gray Turner are living their dream, running Baken Creek Farm in Landisburg, Perry County. But they would love to get their products, like eggs and garden fresh veggies, to even more people....

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Online farmers market launches in central Pa.

Can’t make it to the farmers market this week. No problem. A new service will bring fresh items to your door each week. Market Wagon has brought its online farmers market and delivery service to t...

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Market Wagon launches online local produce, product ordering hub in Chattanooga area

In addition to dealing with weather issues and getting the most yield out of the acres they have, today's independent farmer has to deal with finding ways to get their produce to the consumer. [conti...

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Market Wagon opens a local food delivery hub in Chattanooga

Market Wagon announced the launch of its online farmers market and delivery service in Chattanooga.  Consumers now have more ways to order from their favorite local farms and artisanal food vendors. ...

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Market Wagon Columbus connects local farmers and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Residents of central Ohio have access to local options when shopping for fresh produce and homemade products. Market wagon Columbus, an online farmer’s market that delivers directly to customers...

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Online farmers market welcomes $5M investment

Indianapolis-based tech startup Market Wagon says it has just secured a $5 million investment to expand its online farmers market to more than 50 markets by the end of the year. The platform helps fa...

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Market Wagon masters the logistics of farm to door

Market Wagon CEO Nick Carter wants to democratize the food supply and create an online community between buyers and farmers.The company delivers food directly to the consumers from the farm. A custom...

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Market Wagon launches online farmers market in Charlotte

Market Wagon has expanded its online farmers market to Charlotte. That startup provides a way to snag goods from local farms and artisanal food vendors year round. [continue reading]...

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Market Wagon expands ‘online farmers market delivery' to Fort Wayne

"Market Wagon announced it is expanding delivery of its online farmers market and delivery service in the Fort Wayne area..." [continue reading]...

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Mother's Day specials offer sweet, savory

"Market Wagon, an Indianapolis-based online farmers market, has expanded its home delivery in the Fort Wayne area.  The delivery area includes DeKalb, Huntington, Allen, Whitley, Wells, Noble, Adams,...

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5 acres of food in 80 feet: Urban farmer grows a garden in the heart of Indianapolis

"Vitalis sells his fresh herbs, lettuces and more to people in the community through online platforms such as Market Wagon." [continue reading]...

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Market Wagon expands customer base during the pandemic

While some businesses shrank during the pandemic, others like Market Wagon took off with significant growth. [continue reading]...

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Market Wagon creates new type of farmers market

BLOOMINGTON —  As American consumers turn more and more to online grocery shopping, an up-and-coming Indianapolis-based tech startup is seeking to expand Central Illinois farmers' customer base....

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"Online farmers market" makes positive impact in West Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — For local farmers and small business owners, the pandemic has been a tough journey. But now, an app is letting them sell their homemade products, bringing the farmer's market ri...

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Russiaville native impacts farming future with market business

Nick Carter's upbringing on a Russiaville farm has informed most of what he's done in one way or another. The entrepreneur has worn many hats, from owning successful tech startups to his current vent...

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Market Wagon LLC dubbed ‘online farmers market’ opens delivery hub in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - An online farmers market is paving the way for local farms and artisanal vendors. Green Bay residents can now enjoy farmers’ market-type items without leaving the comfort of...

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All about Milwaukee’s sustainable grocery delivery service

You may have heard of Instacart or Amazon shopping, but there is a new service in town that connects you directly with local farmers and businesses. [continue reading]...

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Finding the sweet in the sour: Janet Chen of Mad Maiden Shrub redefines success

Success doesn’t look like it used to for Janet Chen — and that’s great news. [continue reading]...

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Providence Farm puts a twist on traditional farmer's market

Local farmers have struggled during the pandemic trying to get food on your plate. Farmers markets and other distribution spots have had to close, making it even harder on those who like to get food a...

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Indiana Grown: Apricot Sun

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Each and every Saturday WISH-TV highlights a local company together with our partners at Indiana Grown. [continue reading]...

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Online farmers market now available for delivery for Lexington area

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An online farmers market is now up and running for the Lexington Area. Market Wagon LLC announced the launch on Thursday that allows more access to local farms and artisanal...

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Entrepreneur starts hydroponics container farm on vacant urban lot

DeMario Vitalis acquired a $250,000 mortgage from the U.S. Division of Agriculture to get his first container up and working. (IBJ photograph/Eric Realized) [continue reading]...

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Market Wagon: Why we invested

Consumers today are more aware than ever of where their food comes from, and they are concerned about food safety, transparency, and access to local supply. [continue reading]...

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EP145: The online farmers market you didn’t know you were missing with Nick Carter

Nick Carter, fourth generation farmer, author of “More Than A Mile: What America Needs From Local Food”, and co-founder and CEO of Market Wagon is on a mission to connect “agra” with “cultur...

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‘Online farmers market’ Market Wagon opens new delivery hub in Chicago

Market Wagon has launched its online farmers market and delivery service in the Chicago area, offering residents in the Will, Cook, Kendall, McHenry, DeKalb, DuPage, and Kane counties in Illinois, as...

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Op-ed: Everything else is online, so why not farmers’ markets? The law needs to change

Food brings people together. As a fourth-generation Indiana farmer, Nick Carter has seen the benefits when neighbors meet in local marketplaces, swap recipes, and share experiences. [Continue Reading]...

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Market Wagon on RFD-TV

Market Wagon on RFD-TV Farm to Fork segment [Learn More]...

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App helps farmers get their fresh products in more people's hands

"As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a lot of business away from farmers, a new app called Market Wagon is trying to help them expand their reach..." [Continue Reading]...

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Nick Carter
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Dan Brunner
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