Bov Vite's father and uncle were both vendors at the South Bend Farmers Market. As a teenager he worked for them there and on the farm before becoming a market stockholder with his own stall in 1968.
Carol Lemler says her “pride and joy” is seeing her children, with their mates and families, taking over the family business.
Joe Sawyer took over the family business while he was still young, and “over the years, as owner, developed a passion for it.”
Bob Vite has worked a lifetime of Saturdays at the South Bend Farmers Market. He sells plants, produce and citrus grown on his family farms.
Michael Richert says, of the ups and downs of farming, “It’s in our blood, so we stay farming, starting from scratch all over again,” every time.