New Board Member Joins KRC
KRC welcomes new board member Luke Snow of Wichita, to the board of directors. Luke was appointed to the board at the October 11 board meeting.
Luke is currently president of FarmShop LLC, which opened in 2015. They focus on short chain, local food logistics, and currently own and operate the Old Town Farmers Market (OTFM), Wichita’s downtown market. OTFM is now a growing and thriving, year-round market.
Through FarmShop, Luke also works to incubate small, locally focused businesses in and around Wichita. In September 2017, they opened In Season Bistro, a pop-up eatery at the Farmers Market, that sources from market producers and Kansas farms. Snow also works in commercial and residential properties installing edible landscapes, vegetable and pollinator gardens, and more.
“We believe that streamlined access is paramount if local food systems are to have any chance of competing with grocery store convenience. As Wichita’s local food system evolves,” he says, “we hope to create and implement a food hub in Wichita while striving to maintain that trusting, personal connection between consumers and producers.”