South Side Farmers Market, Fort Wayne’s oldest, continually operating farmers market, is entering into its 92nd year in business. Operated by the Allen County Ag. Producers, Inc., a non-profit organization, the goal has always been to share information on the best selection and storage methods of various fresh, locally grown produce. Farmers are also happy to share methods of preparing produce, as well as favorite recipes.
The 2018 season begins March 31st through December 15th. Every Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. until 1 p.m., various vendors and local growers bring their goods to the market for eager patrons to purchase. Fresh, locally grown produce continues to be the biggest attraction, but hormone-free pork and poultry and fresh eggs have been available year-round for the past few years.
South Side Farmers Market patrons can also find a large variety of home-baked goods, seasonal plants for their own gardens, flowers, artwork, crafts, jewelry, antiques, books, and flea-market finds aplenty. There is also a counter serving breakfast and lunch for hungry shoppers. Live music is generally performed between 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Located in the 3300 block of Warsaw St., between Oxford and Pontiac, the South-Central area of town has long been familiar with many charms of the farmers market and what a fun, friendly place it is. A large, free parking lot is located off of Dalman Ave., where a handicap-accessible door to the market is located.
There are generally stands available for rent, at the rate of $20 per market. If interested, contact Brenda Woznick at stand #53, or call 260-244-3288 for more information. To learn more about the market, visit the website at www.southsidefarmersmarket.com or visit Historic Southside Farmers Market on Facebook for current updates.