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Fort Wayne has an abundance of Farmer’s Markets growing all over the city. These markets offer produce, food to order, and unique items you won’t find anywhere else. A few of my favorites are highlighted here, with a full list of market locations by day below: The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market runs several locations almost every day of the week.  All locations have a mix of farm and garden selections as well as home-based food and products.  This organization also sponsors Art and Craft Markets on varying weeks at all locations, so be sure to check their website for a full listing.  After the weather cools down, Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market will continue its Indoor Winter Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Financial Event Center, beginning October 5. Summer-Farmers-Market Tanglewood Berry Farm is a USDA Certified Organic grower, and all its produce is grown without Generically Modified Organisms, or GMOs.  This family-owned farm has lots of fresh berries, fruits, and vegetables for purchase three days a week, as well as animals and other events.  Take advantage of the farm’s Saturday farm tours, U-pick opportunities, yoga classes, and Little Sprouts Children’s educational programming. Insider Tip: Tanglewood Berry Farm’s Farm Chef and Market Master Margy Hooker’s own cookbook is available in the Visitors Center. Cedar Creek Produce is a family-run business in Leo-Cedarville with its own store and items available all year long.  You can pick your own berries at their location on 11709 Clay Street; they’ll also have a mobile produce wagon at the East State Village, Towne House Retirement Community, and Georgetown Square Farmer’s Markets. southside_market The South Side Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. and has a wide selection of grown foods, antiques, live music, flea market finds, and other goods.  Opened in 1926, this historic venue has seen a resurgence in activity as more people grow food at home and as demand increases for ethically and locally sourced food.  You can view of a full list of what is available at what times here. Here is a full listing of market times and locations: Tuesdays:
  • Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market at Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus (PRMC) on the North side of Parkview Plaza Drive, 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Tanglewood Berry Farm, 2427 Hadley Road, 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Towne House Retirement Community Farmer’s Market, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, 3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: Thursdays: Fridays: Saturdays: Sundays: