SOUTH BEND, Ind. - For its third consecutive year, Linden Avenue brought the community together on Saturday, August 12 with locally grown food and entertainment.
“I think in year three we’re really hitting our stride in figuring out what our residents need and what they want,” Assistant Director of Business Development for South Bend Antonius Northern said.
This is the first year the market is being held at the Charles Black Community center, on the city’s west side. Northern said with the move, it’s another opportunity to make connections with the community and residents.
One of the vendor owners from Burgang, Treats & More said this is her first time at the market and she's is excited about it.
“Networking and seeing all the people that’s out here and it’s been interesting since it’s our first time in the area. It’s been really informative,” the owner of Burgang, Treats & More, Peteaira Hall, said.
Another vendor owner from Fitzgerald Smokehouse Barbeque said he found out about the market through a representative.
“They do a lot of great things. They have a lot of fruits, vegetables, a lot of information pertaining to health. Whenever the community can come together, it’s always a good thing. When you can incorporate healthy products and things of that nature, that’s always a plus,” the owner of Fitzgerlad Smokehouse Barbeque, Greogory Williams, said.
Northern says people should come out for a fun time.
“It's one thing to introduce a fresh produce thing into a community, you have to match the energy of the community. This is what we are on the West side, this is what we are as Lakeside folks, this is what we are as South Bend folks.”
The next pop-up market will be available will be Saturday, October 14th from 1 to 5 p.m.