Our Mission

The Wild Ramp (Tri-State Local Foods, Inc.) is an indoor, year-round, 501(c)(3) nonprofit farmers market based in Huntington, West Virginia, with a mission to grow and support a vibrant economy and community for local food, food products, and artisan goods.

Board of Directors

President: Craig Zappin
Vice President: Roy Ramey
Treasurer: Shawna Adkins
Secretary: Jennifer Ball
Members: Eric Grandon, Martha Evans, Emil Witherell, Michelle McMullen

Meet the Team

We’re led by a group of passionate individuals working to grow a community for agriculture. We love what we do!

Devyn Messinger

Market Director

Devyn started her journey with the Wild Ramp as a Mobile Market Associate where she loaded fresh produce on a truck and set up around the city to live out our mission. Today, she leads the efforts of the Online Food Hub, an eCommerce marketplace for The Wild Ramp. An avid traveler, Devyn has lived in and explored many places but knows West Virginia as home. Devyn trained at Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, where she developed a craft for farm-to-table cuisine and a passion for local food. When she’s not at the market, you can find her painting, browsing through her endless collection of cookbooks or on the hunt for her next great meal.

Crystal Newman

Online Food Hub Manager

Crystal Newman may be new to the Food Hub driver position, but she brings with her 8 years of professional driving experience. Interestingly enough, she is no stranger to the Wild Ramp community, as she has served as a volunteer several times over the years. It is no surprise that Crystal describes herself as the Wild Ramp's "biggest fan." In her downtime, Crystal loves to experiment with unique and adventurous dishes in the kitchen, showcasing her culinary creativity. Additionally, she finds joy in sewing and needlework, and devotes her free time to caring for her family - which includes two sons, a husband of over 30 years, a persnickety cat, and a new puppy.

Leah Lowe

Development Coordinator

Leah Lowe has worked in economic development since 2002, working for area development districts, local governments and nonprofits. She is a West Virginia University graduate and enjoys volunteering, crocheting, reading and hiking. Leah and her husband live with their five kids, a dog, two cats and a leopard gecko and are resurrecting a 100+ year old apple orchard on their acreage in Roane County.

Now Hiring

Agritourism Coordinator

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Kitchen Manager

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Jackie Cluff

Retail Market Manager

Jaclynn (Jackie) Cluff joined The Wild Ramp as a Lead Market Associate in 2022 after more than 15 years in the restaurant industry. Her passion for community and local food drove her to join the Wild Ramp. You can find Jackie in the market catching up with farmers, coordinating our volunteers and leading the staff to continue growing the market. She prides herself on building lasting relationships with the farmers that supply the Wild Ramp retail market. She strives to maintain a clean and fully stocked market. Jackie is originally from Mississippi but has lived in Huntington for most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting and reading.

Whitney Stroud

Delivery Driver

Bio Coming Soon

Now Hiring

Retail Market Associate

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