FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s outdoor Farmers Market has relocated to McCulloch Park for the summer season.
“McCulloch Park has a lot of history to it” said Leigh Rowan, director of Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market. “It really made sense to be here in the heart, especially since we were growing. The park is four acres and that allowed us to grow, we’ve got venders applying every day. It’s wonderful.”
The long-term plan is to permanently relocate to Electric Works in 2022.
It is now open every Saturday through the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market expects to have more than 60 local and regional vendors participating, including 20 new ones.
Rowan attributes the market’s growth to the community.
“We’ve been in business for eight years as far as the farmers market,” said Rowan. “Without those first people supporting, it’s kind of a snowball effect so that they support as we get more vendors, they like larger markets.”
The market will also feature live entertainment at the park`s gazebo, as well as other family-friendly activities such as live cooking shows throughout the summer. Pets are welcome.
Starting June 16, the market will also operate on Wednesday’s from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.