Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market

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Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market

One thing we feel that sets us apart from other markets is that we hold our vendors to some pretty stringent standards. We perform routine farm inspections for all of our farm vendors. We do this to ensure that auction produce and wholesale items are not being brought into our market. Sure, I’m guessing that some of that still does occur, but we try our absolute best to ensure that it doesn’t. We also are now requiring any home based vendors or sampling vendors have their ServSafe certificate. Everything at our market must be from within a 100 mile radius. In many cases, it’s from 50 miles or less. We also maintain a strict 80/20 rule when it comes to the vendors we allow into the market. Most markets end up being, 90% farm/food or natural products, while just 10% Artisan/Craft. Our goal first and foremost, is to be a farmers market. We are here to support and help our vendors, and firmly believe that the market will only be successful if the vendors are.

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