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Our Story

Village Farmstand is an entrepreneurial collaboration by filmmaker Matt Wechsler and farmer Marty Travis. The two met in 2013 when Matt and his wife Annie set out to make a documentary about sustainability in agriculture. After meeting Marty, they knew they had found their main character.

The film, Sustainable, was released in 2016 and distributed worldwide, inspiring a new generation of farmers to be part of a fundamentally different food system.

Prior to the pandemic, Marty and his network of 50+ farms were sourcing many of the finest restaurants in Chicago. Their group quickly pivoted to supplying individuals, but the added labor of sorting hundreds of orders was a burden. Village Farmstand was conceptualized to solve this need and provide an outlet for other small farms facing similar issues.