Johnnie Mae Farm Market begins weekly operation

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Johnnie Mae Farm Market is now open on Fridays through the rest of the summer and into the fall. The weekly market will run from 2 to 6 PM, located in the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood at 2518 Winter St. in Fort Wayne.

The opening of the market signals the third year of public sales, which have been delayed this year due to the pandemic.

People can purchase vegetables that are grown on-site. Many types of vegetables are available, including cucumbers, collards, summer squash, zucchini, and green tomatoes.

“It’s a really great project to have here because this is a food desert. Our nearest grocery store is 3.1 miles away. Getting that affordable produce here, it’s challenging to get that fresh stuff as well. This is a really great outlet for the community to get fresh produce, local produce, and stuff that they really enjoy,” said Terri Theisen, Extension Educator, from the Purdue Extension – Allen County office.

The Johnnie Mae Farm Market is run in partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and the Purdue Extension – Allen County office.

For more information on the Johnnie Mae Farm Market, click here.

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