South Bend Farmer's Market turns 100!

NOW: South Bend Farmer’s Market turns 100!

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A Michiana staple hits a big milestone this year -the South Bend Farmer’s Market turns 100! 

Along for much of that ride has been Bob Vite, a local vendor whose roots with the market stretch all the way back to 1928. 

He says he remembers sleeping under the counter when his mom used to bring him in – the same counter he sat behind while we spoke. 

Vite’s parents bought their booth just 4 years after the market’s grand opening. 

Selling plants and flowers, and of course fruits and vegetables; Vite says taking over and carrying on the tradition just follows the way his family has always operated. 

Vite knows most of the vendors there now, but only 4 are left out of all who started back in the market’s early days. 

While things have surely changed over the years, Vite says it’s always been one of the few places around where you can get almost anything and encourages everyone to stop in at some point. 

Whether you’re in the market for new pens, crystals and gems, or even to have your old t-shirts turned into a blanket, you’ll find someone that specializes in just that. 

As for the future, Vite says he’s not sure if either of his sons will continue with the family booth later, but the impact his family has had on the market will continue for years. 

The South Bend Farmer’s Market is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-2PM, and Saturdays from 7-3PM. 

For more information, visit its website. 

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