YLNI Farmers Market: Beads of Hope
Aug12

YLNI Farmers Market: Beads of Hope

Every Saturday now through September, the YLNI Summer Farmers Market is open to the public on the corner of Wayne Street and Barr Street. The YLNI Farmer’s Market supports nearly 75 local farmers, producers, bakers and artists who offer fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheese, breads, jewelry, and much more. Throughout the summer, attendees enjoy free activities, such as yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and musical entertainment, along with special events like Coffee with a Cop and Bottle and Bottega. In this series, we’ll be spotlighting local vendors. Today, we’re looking at Beads of Hope! Beads of Hope When it comes to accessories, I’m all about pieces that are a conversation starter. Eye-catching is the name of my game. With Beads of Hope, of the Hope House, you can find just that. Hope House was founded in 1981 – they’re no stranger to the Fort Wayne area. However, the one-of-a-kind jewelry from Beads of Hope makes for new conversations about their mission! What they sell: unique, handmade beaded jewelry Why their products are awesome: All of the products are designed and created by the women of Hope House, a non-profit organization that provides homeless, chemically dependent women “with opportunities to pursue recovery and self-sufficiency in a healthy, supportive living environment.” Women helping women is something I am completely on board with. The jewelry is unique too, so it will be noticed and serve as a great conversation starter! Editor’s Pick: You can purchase a set of your favorite style in an earring/bracelet or necklace/earring pairing. There are a multiple styles to choose from! Stop by the Beads of Hope booth at the YLNI Farmers Market tomorrow for your accessorizing and to support a great cause. The summer market is located in Downtown Fort Wayne on the corners of Wayne and Barr Streets, and open rain or shine from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday now through September. Follow Beads of Hope on Facebook for the latest updates and appearances, and order jewelry online here. Photos / Beads of Hope...

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YLNI Farmers Market: Raven Designs
Jul01

YLNI Farmers Market: Raven Designs

Located in Downtown Fort Wayne on the corner Barr Street and Wayne Street, the YLNI Farmers Market opens for the summer season! The YLNI Farmer’s Market supports nearly 75 local farmers, producers, bakers and artists who offer fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheese, breads, jewelry, and much more. Throughout the summer, attendees enjoy free activities, such as yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and music entertainment, along with special events like Coffee with a Cop and Bottle and Bottega. In this series, we’ll be spotlighting local vendors. Today, we’re looking at Raven Designs! Raven Designs Do you love off beat trinkets? Need to get a gift for a friend who gets their nerd on frequently? Then, your first stop at the YLNI Farmers Market tomorrow should be Raven Designs. This Fort Wayne-based company crafts unique gifts for kids (and the kids at heart!). Owner Beth Moak was inspired to start Raven Designs after making her first keepsake box and decided to make it a business! Here’s a closer look at what she sells. What they sell: Handmade toys, keepsake boxes, journals, jewelry, original artwork prints, vinyl covers, dice bags, game pillows, head bands, and so much more. Why their products are awesome: Every keepsake box and journal that Raven Designs makes is a one of a kind creation. No one will ever have the same design as you. Beth hopes that they can be treasured as gifts and heirlooms. She also caters to all of our inner nerd by crafting plushies and other toys related to favorite fandoms like The Avengers, Doctor Who, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Editor’s Pick: The plush robots are adorable. Kids will love to have it as a new toy, but they also could keep you company at the office or at home for geeked out décor.  Check out Raven Designs at the YLNI Farmers Market tomorrow. The summer market is located in Downtown Fort Wayne on the corners of Wayne and Barr Streets, and open rain or shine from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday now through September. Follow Raven Designs on Facebook for the latest updates and order from them online at their website. Photos / Raven...

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YLNI Farmers Market Series: Wyatt’s Naturals
May20

YLNI Farmers Market Series: Wyatt’s Naturals

Tomorrow, Saturday May 21, the YLNI Farmers Market, located in Downtown Fort Wayne on the corner Barr Street and Wayne Street, opens for the summer season! The YLNI Farmer’s Market supports nearly 75 local farmers, producers, bakers and artists who will offer fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheese, breads, jewelry, and much more. Throughout the summer, attendees can enjoy free activities, such as yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and music entertainment, along with special events like Coffee with a Cop and Bottle and Bottega. In this series, we’ll be spotlighting local vendors. Today, we’re looking at Wyatt’s Naturals!   Wyatt’s Naturals Named after their son, Tim and Heather Sovine opened up Wyatt’s Naturals to provide high quality, chemical free, and affordable skin care products. What they sell: Natural skincare and shaving products including: liquid and bar soap (including a luxurious shaving soap), shampoo, lotion, lip balm, talc free body powder, beard oil, mustache wax, pre-­shave oil, dog shampoo, Wyatt’s Monster Repellent, and Mom’s All Purpose Salve. They also sell mid to high-end shaving products (like double edge and straight razors and shaving brushes) on the website, along with other grooming accessories.     Why their products are awesome: Their lotion is both phalate and formaldehyde free. You won’t find any petroleum by­products in anything they produce. The shaving soap is similar to the high-end shaving soaps out of England at a much lower cost. They also will custom blend lotions at customer request! What they do outside of business:  Tim is a gunsmith with a degree from the Colorado School of Trades, so he enjoys tinkering with firearms. He also is going to school full­-time for a business degree. Heather spends most of her time away for soap making with Wyatt and their dogs. Check out Wyatt’s Naturals at the YLNI Farmers Market tomorrow at the summer opening! The summer market is located in Downtown Fort Wayne on the corners of Wayne and Barr Streets, and are open rain or shine from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday now through September. Follow Wyatt’s Naturals on Facebook and check out their website for a full list of...

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