Saxony Market - Grand Opening May 15, 2010

Saxony Market - Grand Opening May 15, 2010

Saxony Market - Grand Opening May 15, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

For Immediate Release

(Fishers, IN)- Saxony Management Company, an affiliate of Republic Development, is proud to announce the grand opening of Saxony Market, a local garden and fresh produce market, which opens on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Saxony Market, located at 131st Street and Olio Road, will offer a garden center and fresh produce from a variety of vendors. The new market provides an outdoor forum for family and friends alike to gather, shop, share ideas and enjoy. All vendors are Central Indiana businesses and farmers.  Saxony Market will remain open throughout summer and fall.
The garden center anchor is Rita’s Backyard and Tea Room, which is owned and operated by Rita and Bob Beck. Rita’s Backyard and Tea Room will sell annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Rita’s Backyard will be open daily within the Saxony Market; Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Confirmed produce vendors are; Redwine Farms, Zeck’s BBQ, Homestead Growers, My Dad’s Sweet Corn, Woodland Fairy Farms, Hoosier Kettle Corn and Sweet Pea Cookies. Saxony Market vendors will sell fresh produce, including seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, meat products (pork, sausages, hams, pulled pork, elk, and beef) along with specialty items including coffee, gourmet cookies, scones and baked goods.  Produce vendors will be open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Extended hours will begin July 10.
“If you can eat it, grow it, cook with it or plant it, it’s welcomed to be sold at Saxony Market.” Says Sean McKinnies, Senior Vice President of Saxony Management Company.
Grand opening festivities will kick off May 15th at 8 a.m. and run to 5 p.m.  The grand opening will offer residents and visitors a fun-filled atmosphere with activities for children and a variety of musical performances. Entertainment includes: live acoustic music performed throughout the day, Special Purpose (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.); Natural Blonde (12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.); and Phillip Steven & The Open Road (2 4:30 p.m.) and special performances by Michele’s Studio music students (11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.). The Saxony Market’s grand opening media partner is Cumulus radio stations; WFMS 95.5; I-94 and 104.5 WJJK. Representatives from each station will be on-site throughout the day doing live broadcasts and other activities.
“Market shoppers will be entertained by performing artists in a manner consistent with our mission to provide a family-friendly experience,” Candi McKinnies-Shreve, Saxony Community Coordinator.
Reusable tote shopping bags will be available for purchase. All tote bag proceeds will be donated to local charities. Rock for the Cure, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated for raising funds for breast cancer research  will be on site May 15th selling the shopping bags and raising money for their organization.

“The Saxony Market adds to the growing list of activities offered at Saxony,” says Chris Hamm, Vice President of Marketing of Saxony Management Company. “It provides residents and neighbors a perfect gathering place, while supporting local farmers, vendors and charities.”
 “Saxony Market is meant to offer a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for all those who love fresh produce and delicious food,” says Hamm. “We hope people come to shop, browse or tell stories and enjoy a day at Saxony Market.”

According to National Sustainable Agriculture Information Services, the number of farmers’ markets in the United States has dramatically grown over the past two decades.  Farmers’ markets are an ancient method used by farmers worldwide to sell their produce directly to consumers. Farmers find a number of advantages in selling at farmers’ markets including perfecting production skills and learning which products customers want most. In addition, many growers enjoy the personal interaction with customers and other vendors.
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Saxony is a 750-acre development that spans both sides of I-69 and Exit 10 in Hamilton County, Indiana. At build-out, this $1.5 billion project will include a mix of corporate office, retail, entertainment, civic, multi-family and single family uses, all set within a framework that is home to leading edge companies such as Helmer Inc., Clarian Health Partners, Perkins Specialized Transportation, Ball State University, Intrametco, Community Health Network, STAR Financial Bank, Verus Partners, the Wesleyan Church Foundation, leading retailers and an affluent, vibrant workforce.