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The 2018 season was huge success! On October 5, everything in the gardens was harvested and hundreds of residents visited the farm to receive a free bag of healthy produce. Throughout the season, staff and volunteers harvested more than 3500 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, which were available to local residents at low cost.

2019 should be even better! Partners will remove the existing garden beds, install new mounded beds and an irrigation system, and add a new vegetable packing shed and more cold storage. This will enable staff and volunteers to harvest even more fruits and vegetables for neighbords to enjoy. 

The Johnnie Mae Farm is a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services, the Purdue Extension - Allen County, Vincent Village, Community Harvest Food Bank, the Renaissance Pointe YMCA and the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association.

In 2015, OHNS completed the historic renovation of former fire station #9, 2518 Winter St., and it became home to the Johnnie Mae Farm. The name pays tribute to long-time neighborhood advocate Johnnie Mae White.

The building is home to a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, which is available for rent or to community groups. 

Find the latest information on the Johnnie Mae Farm facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Johnnie-Mae-Farm-322106948321914/