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Historic West Main Street Farmers Market will open Friday for the season

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:18 pm

The Historic West Main Street Farmers Market will open Friday for the season at 1936 W. Main St. Hours will be 3-8 p.m. Fridays this week through Oct. 18.

This is the fifth year for the market, which is owned and operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association.

The market will place renewed emphasis this year on three areas, Market Master Chris Shatto said in a news release:

*Making locally grown food accessible to people receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, which previously were known as food stamps. The West Main Street market is the only farmers market in northeast Indiana where people can shop for locally grown food throughout the market using EBT SNAP benefits, Shatto said.

*Offering local nonprofit organizations serving the community the opportunity to set up a booth and communicate with market visitors.

*Promoting local performing groups, musicians and artists, all of whom contribute to enriching the cultural environment in Fort Wayne.