I have been "buying local" at the South Bend Farmers Market (Farmers' Market, Inc.) since I was a child (born in 1935). We take all our visitors there, too. A trip to South Bend is not complete without a trip to this GREAT, long established market, where vendors, who own their own stalls, become life long friends. I reminiscence with the sorghum and honey vendor about helping my grandfather make sorghum in my childhood in nearby Michigan and my own past experiences keeping bees. Everyone has gardening and canning advice. It's just like going to visit relatives who have a garden and share with you!