Deals are ripe for the picking at first farmers market
By Lisa DeNeal Post-Tribune correspondent October 25, 2012 3:58PM
Catholic Charities volunteer Debra Muhammad, of Gary, prepares fresh squash to sell during the Fall Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Fair in Gary. | Jeff Addison~For Sun-Times Media
At a premiere farmers market hosted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Holy Angels Cathedral and the Hammond organization Neighborhoods Inc. on Oct. 13, people took advantage of green beans for 40 cents a pound, green cabbage for 60 cents, yellow squash for 20 cents and other great bargains.
Even the executive director of Catholic Charities, Duane W. Dedelow Jr., could not resist all of the deals. He filled a bag with vegetables in no time.
“I have a little more than two dollars worth in this plastic bag. It’s great,” he said with a laugh.
Dedelow added that the partnership, which included Young Adults for Catholic Charities, is working together to do more projects in the community.
“Neighborhoods Inc. is out of Hammond but they work with groups throughout Northwest Indiana,” Dedelow continued.
Catholic Charities volunteer Dennis Terry said this was their first farmers market.
Terry said the partnership hopes to have regular farmers markets starting next spring.
“You can’t beat the prices for the fresh vegetables and we sell to move them out.”