FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- The Fort Wayne Farmers Market will open in a new location this summer.
After two years of planning to move onto the Electric Works campus, organizers have announced community members will be able to buy locally-grown produce, fresh bread and handmade candles on Dynamo Alley starting May 20.
Market Developer Leigh Rowan says they have loved their old outdoor locations at Bar Street and the park, but they have simply outgrown them.
By moving to Electric Works, they will empower both the artisans and the shoppers.
"It helps them to sustain and to grow and to be a, you know, to have that reverberation and restaurants and, you know, the community harvest and food banks and that kind of thing. It's just - it's really a great thing to see," Rowan said.
She says their goal is to get small businesses started at the market, and then empower them to move into their own spaces.
One benefit to the customer is that the Electric Works campus has significantly more parking availability through street parking and the parking garage.
Pet owners who walk their dogs at the summer farmers market will be happy too, because Rowan says she battled on their behalf, and they will be able to bring their pets to the Electric Works market.
It will take place Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday markets are still uncertain.