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Farmers’ Markets Within 15 Minutes Travel from Southwood Park

May 13, 2021

It’s Farmers Market season! The future location of the “Union Street Market” at Electric Works in 2022 was announced this week, so there is excitement about the future of buying locally sourced foods. If you’re new to the area – or new to the idea of shopping at farmers’ markets – you’ll be happy to know three are a short drive from our neighborhood. All three are open this weekend, so here are your choices:

1. Saturdays: Historic Southside Farmer’s Market – 3300 Warsaw Street

“Serving Fort Wayne and surrounding areas since 1926.
Meat/egg counter open Sat., 7am-Noon, January – March 31st;
Full market open Sat., 8am-1pm April
Fort Wayne’s oldest continuously operating farmers market, Southside Farmers Market is housed in 1926 wooden market barns, celebrated as a City of Fort Wayne Historic District. Open Saturdays from 8am– 1pmApril – December at3300 S. Warsaw Street, 2 miles south of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. Seasonal & locally-grown vegetables, fruit, hormone-free meat and eggs, herbs, flowers, heirloom vegetable plants, compost, traditional and gluten-free baked goods, jams, teas, cut flowers, handcrafted jewelry, soaps, crafts, books, dishes, antiques, old-fashioned lunch counter. Ride your bike or walk or drive; parking is free in the adjacent grass parking lot and on-street.”

2. Friday afternoons/evenings: Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 1936 West Main Street

“Fort Wayne’s favorite outdoor farm market, located along the busy West Main Street corridor, open Fridays, 3-7 PM, May through October.”

3. Saturdays: Fort Wayne Farmers Market – McCullough Park, 1795 Broadway –

“We specialize in extensive farm foods, featuring delicious baked goods and home-made natural items, along with unique works from talented regional Artisan. Join us every Saturday during the year-round market for a celebration of our agricultural heritage and the best items the region has to offer.”

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