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Goals:

  • Run the market as a business; with goals, quality control and business building practices.
  • Ensure each vendor is emotionally committed in the stewardship of the market.
  • Expand from a once a month farmers market.
  • Keep each vendor involved in the progress and operations of the market
  • Mentor vendors by purposefully sharing business ideas amongst each other.
  • Incorporate local ethnic farmers and food producers
  • Eventually develop into an international farmers' market.
  • Provide a destination point for the people of Fort Wayne, not just an errand.
  • Draw visitors of the city downtown.
  • Build & use top of the mind awareness for goods we offer.
  • Be attentive to consumer needs and suggestions.
  • Educate consumers with demonstrations and to share vendor knowledge.
  • Raise consumer awareness of a European shopping experience.
  • Always keep in mind "it takes a village" utilizing the strengths of the vendors and of the city to achieve a common goal.
  • Appoint an individual that is best suited to apply for grants.
  • Plan a Wednesday lunch market downtown, utilizing the courthouse lawn or One Summit Square thru the spring & summer. Without disrupting other established markets during the season.