Pop-up markets coming to Linden Avenue

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(Photo supplied/Shipshewana Flea Market)

The City of South Bend’s Engagement and Economic Empowerment team will host three pop-up markets on Linden Avenue in Kennedy Park this summer and fall.

“Neighbors often ask for seemingly simple things – access to a grocery store or more Black-owned small business amenities. But delivering on simple asks can be riddled with market and structural barriers that worsen equitable access to amenities like food and neighborhood businesses,” said Alkeyna Aldridge, director of Engagement and Economic Empowerment.

“We’ve been working at a grassroots level in westside neighborhoods like Kennedy Park to understand from a resident perspective how we can unlock better access to fresh and healthy foods. The pop-up market is our first pilot effort to show that the westside community does indeed have an appetite for fresh and healthy food.”

The Linden Avenue Pop-Up Markets will be held on first Sundays on August 1, September 5, and October 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the corner of Linden Avenue and Birdsell Street.

The City is still seeking food vendors, farmers, and others to participate in the market.

Interested vendors can fill out the application at southbendin.gov/vendorsignup.

For additional information for vendors, email eee@southbendin.gov.

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