Free food samples today at Fort Wayne’s Johnnie Mae Farm stand

Free food and recipes will be available 4-7 p.m. today at the Johnnie Mae Farm in the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood at 2518 Winter St. The farm has a variety of vegetables for sale each Friday through October, which will be featured in the recipes. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of
Jayden Joseph, 4, on July 31 hoes vegetables that are growing in the Johnnie Mae Farm. alongside his brother, Julian, 5, and their grandmother, Jamie Martin. (File photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of

Free samples of foods made with vegetables that can be bought from the Johnnie Mae Farm stand will be available 4-7 p.m. today. The farm is in the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood at 2518 Winter St.

Staff from the Purdue Extensio-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. Guests can pick up copies of the recipes.

Fresh produce grown on-site is for sale 4-7 p.m. Fridays through October.

The farm stand is in former Fire Station No. 9, which has a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen for rent or use by community groups.

The farm is made possible through a partnership among 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.

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