It’s exciting to see a community food network in full bloom – literally! As the number of farmers’ markets has escalated in the region, we are accomplishing a great feat – feeding more of our citizens with food grown locally. Bravo! Buying fresh produce from farmers markets improves our health and helps the environment and our economy.
Parkview LiVe has been instrumental in supporting all locations of the Ft. Wayne Farmers Market, including the newest location at the Parkview Family Park on the Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus, which will begin Tuesday, May 28.
Ft. Wayne Farmers Market locations, dates and times include:
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Tuesdays, May 28 – Aug. 27, 2 – 6 p.m.
One Summit Square
Wednesdays, May 29 – Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Haven, Schnelker Park
Wednesdays, June 19 – Oct. 16, 4 – 7 p.m.
Thursdays, June 13 – Sept. 12, 4 – 7 p.m.
Fridays, June 7 – Sept. 6, 4 – 7 p.m.
Corner of Barr and Wayne Streets
Saturdays, June 1 – Sept. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Financial Event Center
Saturdays, Oct. 5 – May 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You will be delighted with the variety and quality of the locally grown produce, as well as baked items, candles, eggs, meat and poultry. You’ll have the goods for a complete meal, including flowers for the table! I can’t wait to get my hands on some baby kale, strawberries or asparagus and to soak up the fun atmosphere at next week’s market. More farmers’ markets also are available throughout Allen County.
Learn more about the importance of eating locally, as well as shopping and preparation tips for your sustainable food. You can even go to the Eat Well Guide to find local food by ZIP code or city and state. The site includes a “plan a trip” option so you can eat sustainably while traveling, wherever your destination. Make it a point to find unique restaurants that support local food on your next summer trip.
Happy shopping and eating!