Fresh Deals at the Farmer's Market

By Rachel Martin

June 14, 2012 Updated Jun 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The Georgetown Square Farmer’s Market opened for the year Thursday evening.

Thursday night, the Georgetown Square farmer’s market opened for the year. Indiana's NewsCenter spoke with some volunteers, and they say it's the produce that draws people. But, can they really help to save on your grocery bill?

Dan Surface, volunteer at Georgetown Square, says not only can you find fresh strawberries, corn, fudge and other homemade goods, you can find Amish pastries, homemade jewelry, candles, and soaps all while enjoying live music. Surface says you can find deals at the farmer’s market that you can’t find in stores.

“The produce is fresher because it comes right out of the farmers' fields and straight over here,” Surface said. “There's a guy down the road here that sells six cupcakes for $2.00 and they're all homemade, so I don't know if you could buy that in the stores.”

Surface says the Board of Health has strict requirements and inspects the market several times a year, so there’s no need to worry about your health and safety.

“The Board of Health gives us some very stringent rules and regulations. If we’re sampling we have to have hand-washing sinks. We can’t sell tomato products because they could go bad, things like that,” he said. “They come through two to three times a year to make sure the labeling and everything is correct so they’re pretty strict.”

This year the Georgetown Square market can be found at the corner of State Blvd. and Maplecrest. It is open every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. through September 13.

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