In an effort to increase accessibility to fresh, local produce and goods, Northwest Farm Fresh started offering an online forum for farmers in Stevens County to sell their goods. Just a year and half later, the online farmer's market is expanding to Spokane.
Shelly Stevens has been actively involved in the Chewelah Farmer's Market since it's inception in 2008. After seeing a need for more connection between customers and local farmers she started working on an online version.
“There's many small farmers that are trying to make this their main source of income,” said Stevens.
Stevens took inspiration from a farmer's co-op in Sandpoint and went from there. In March of 2012 Northwest Farm Fresh, originally called Chewelah Valley Fresh Market, went live. In November of that year the online farmer's market added Colville to it's service region.