Indiana Artisans set up shop in Summit City

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) 75 artisans from 63 Indiana counties will fill up the Grand Wayne Center for the 2015 Indiana Artisan Holiday Market Place. It runs Nov. 28 – 29.

Indiana Artisans include painters, potters, woodworkers, vintners, bakers, instrument makers, jewelry designers, weavers, paper and mixed media artists, leather-workers, and more.

Zesty Turkey Salad made on First News with ingredients from Best Boy Co.
Zesty Turkey Salad made on First News with ingredients from Best Boy Co.

One of those artisans is Wayne Shive, owner of Best Boy, a gourmet natural food company that sells fudge, mustard, BBQ and hot sauces. Best Boy is member of Indiana Grown, a program that aims to keep food sources local. Since Shive became a member, his sales have increased by 400 percent. The profits from the sale of all Best Boy products are distributed to various charities. Shive shared the following recipe for Zesty Turkey Salad using their deli mustard and hot sauce.


  • 1 lb of cooked turkey (cubed) great for left over turkey
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • a pinch of dried rosemary
  • 1 cup of red grapes, sliced in half
  • 2 TB of chopped walnuts (toasting operational)
  • 1.2 cup of mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 heaping TB of Best Boy and Co. deli- mustard
  • 1 TB Best Boy Redhead hot sauce
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • lettuce leaves to garnish
  • 4 pitas


Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl. Then allow it to chill for two hours. Serve mix in pita with lettuce. Enjoy.

For a more detailed description of instructions, watch Shive make it in the video above.

Of the 75 artisans setting up shop at Indiana Artisans, seven are from Allen County, one from Whitley County, two from Noble County, and two from Wells County. Other artisans come from counties along the Ohio River. There’s also large artisan groups from Brown County and the Lafayette area. Organizers choose from more than 300 artisans.

The Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace is at the Grand Wayne Center Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Tickets cost $7 – no charge for those ages 13 and younger. The price drops to $5 for those with their ticket/stub from the Embassy Theatre’s Festival of Trees. For more information visit Artisan News.

For a full list of artisans participating in the holiday marketplace visit the organization’s website.

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