News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Free Samples Available at Johnnie Mae Farm Stand This Friday
(August 8, 2018) – Free samples of foods made with vegetables that can be found at the Johnnie Mae Farm stand will be available Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Johnnie Mae Farm is located in the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood at 2518 Winter Street.
Staff from the Purdue Extension – Allen County offices will prepare several recipes using vegetables such as zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes and cucumbers and offer samples to anyone who stops by the farm stand. Plenty of recipes using a variety of fresh produce will also be available to take home.
Fresh produce grown on-site is available for residents to purchase every Friday through October from 4 to 7 p.m. Possible items include collard greens, mint, tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, eggplant, tomatillos and watermelon.
In 2015, the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services completed the historic renovation of former fire station #9 and equipped it with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, which is available for rent or use by community groups. The building won a 2016 Archie award and is named after long-time neighborhood advocate Johnnie Mae White.
Operation of the Johnnie Mae Farm is a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services, the Purdue Extension – Allen County, Vincent Village, Community Harvest Food Bank, the Renaissance Pointe YMCA and the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association.