Barr Street Farmer’s Market

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Saturday at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM from May 17, 2014 until September 27, 2014

Location: 302 East Berry Street (corner of Wayne and Barr)

Email: market@ylni.org

Link: http://www.ylni.org/events/barr-street-market

Event Description

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM EDT

Get ready for an even bigger market experience! This year's season will be a bit longer, so you can enjoy more of what northeast Indiana has to offer. Look for more details soon.

Our market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The Barr Street Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience.

The market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is still located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne on the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets. Free parking is available in the History Center lot along Berry Street and on the streets in the surrounding blocks, with ample opportunities to lock up a bicycle as well. Admission to the History Center is free during market hours.

About the Market
The YLNI Barr Street Market is run entirely by volunteers. When YLNI revived the market 8 years ago, we had 4-6 vendors; we now host 20+ weekly.

The Barr Street Market:
• Was voted in 2010 Fort Wayne’s Best Farmer’s Market (by the readers of the Fort Wayne Magazine)
• Averages about 500 - 700 visitors per week
• Hosts different local musicians each week
• Collected 5 tubs of books for United Way’s Learn United initiative in 2009
• Hosted a fun and educational children’s activity every week, provided by the Allen County Public Library
• Is partnering with Arts United for this year's Taste of the Arts on Saturday, August 24.

Historic Facts

The Barr Street Market represents an important part of Fort Wayne’s history. It is an ongoing tradition that’s been alive in the heart of our city for more than a century. Here’s why:
• Barr Street Market is located in the oldest public space in Fort Wayne
• The original Barr Street Market operated continuously from the 1840s-1950s
• In its heyday, the Market stretched for 2 city blocks and had several permanent buildings

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