YLNI Barr Street market returns Saturday – 7/11/2009

Press release from the Young Leaders of :

YLNI Barr Street Market Opens for Ten Weeks
New and Returning Area Vendors will offer even more variety for the Fort Wayne Community in a one-stop shopping experience for market items.

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) is pleased to offer another summer of farmer’s market products with extended dates and more choices! The market begins July 11th and runs every Saturday through September 12th, from 8 a.m. to noon on the corner of Wayne and Barr streets. Free parking will be available in the History Center parking lot along Berry Street. Bikers are encouraged to park at a corral in the market.

With the return of requested vendors, such as Country Garden and Farm, Bakers Acres, Hardy’s Farm Market, County Line Orchard, Swissland Cheese Co, Tree Frog Farm, Graber’s, Maples Acres, Naturally Homegrown Farm, and Hilger’s, a variety of farm products will be available in addition to newcomers to the market. These farm vendors will offer a range of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, maple syrups, apple butter, spices/herbs and apple cider. Breads and baked goods will be offered by Caketopia and Espresso Gallery and lunch items by the Vanilla Bean.

To complete the picture of a farmer’s market, other non-food vendors will be represented at the market that will include products such as jewelry, soaps and lotions, sewn handbags and children’s clothing and pottery.

Accompanying each Saturday morning will be acoustic entertainment as well as a hands-on activity table for children each week, sponsored by the Allen County Public Library Children’s Services and WMEE.

The following sponsors that will make the 2009 YLNI Barr Street Market a reality are: BKD, Carson Boxberger, Barnes & Thornburg, Burt, Blee, Dixon Sutton & Bloom, Indiana Tech, 1st Source Bank, Strahm Group, The History Center, DataPrint Initiatives, Allen County Public Library and WMEE.

Established in 2005, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) is a dynamic group composed of a broad spectrum of citizens drawn from northeast Indiana’s diverse business and creative communities that is committed to making the community a vibrant and viable place to live, work and play. Our mission is to engage and empower our young leaders through community, professional and social opportunities. For more information about the organization, visit their website.

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