A great way to taste summer is to explore Fort Wayne area farmers markets.

In addition to seasonal produce and other goodies, these weekly events offer entertainment and activities for the whole family. You don’t have to wait until the weekend to enjoy one of the area’s farmers markets; throughout the summer, you can find an active farmers market four days out of the week!

YLNI Farmers Market COURTESY PHOTO

YLNI Farmers Market
Shop for fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in an urban setting.
Location: Behind the Fort Wayne History Center at the corner of Barr and Wayne streets
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays from May 19-Sept. 29
Website: //www.ylni.org/Farmers-Market


Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market. Photo by Bridgett Hernandez

Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market
The market is a year-round, producer-only market that offers a variety of products from up to 40 vendors. Find products ranging from farm and garden, home-based foods, natural products and local artisans.
Summer location: Barr and Wayne streets from May 19 to September.
Winter location: Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field from October to May 12
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays
Website: //ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com/


Georgetown Square Farmers Market. COURTESY PHOTO

Georgetown Square Farmers Market
The market pops up in the shopping center’s parking lot and offers a variety of local products that you can’t find at the supermarket.
Location: Georgetown Square, 6426 Georgetown Lane
Hours: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays from June to September
Website: //www.facebook.com/Georgetown-Square-Farmers-Market-580286041990830/


Produce vendor Denny Smith offers a variety of late summer produce at the Historic West Main Street Farmer’s Market. Photo by Bridgett Hernandez

Historic West Main Street Farmer’s Market
The market has partnered with St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health to increase access to fresh, healthy food. The program doubles the purchasing power for individuals with SNAP EBT cards or senior/WIC produce vouchers.
Location: 1936 W. Main St.
Hours: 3-8 p.m. Fridays from May to October
Website: //www.facebook.com/mainstreetfarmmarket/


New Haven Farmers Market. Photo by Bridgett Hernandez

New Haven’s Music, Market and Munchies
Come for the fresh produce vendors and local artisans and stay for the local musicians and food trucks.
Location: Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven
When: For four Wednesdays (July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1) 5-8 p.m.
Website: //www.facebook.com/pg/NewHavensMusicMarketMunchies/about/?ref=page_internal


Salomon Farmers’ Market COURTESY PHOTO

Salomon Farmers’ Market
Offering an escape from city life, the market is set in the beautifully restored Old Barn at Salomon Farm Park.
Location: The Old Barn at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road
Hours: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays from June 6-Sept. 5
Website: //www.fortwayneparks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257&Itemid=494


South Side Farmers Market. Photo by Bridgett Hernandez

South Side Farmers Market
The oldest continually operating farmers market in Fort Wayne, open since 1926. In the summer, sliding doors let in light and white-washed rafters give the place a rustic, airy feel. In the colder months, wood-burning stoves keep customers toasty while they shop.
Location: 3300 Warsaw St., Fort Wayne
Hours: 7a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays from Easter to mid-December
Website: //www.southsidefarmersmarket.com/


BONUS: To see recipes from vendors at local farmers markets, check out “Homegrown Recipes” in Summit City Eats.