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Springfield Holiday Farmers Market

March 16, 2019

101 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-5100

TIME: 9am-1pm

PRICE: Free

PHONE: 217-528-1563

FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/oldcapitolfarmersmarket

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Now Springfield shoppers can find everything they need for holiday feasts and winter meals in downtown Springfield during the Springfield Holiday & Winter Markets at their new location at the State House Inn.

The Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets kick off on Saturday, November 17th, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and take place one Saturday each month from November – April, for a total of 6 markets. These free events will be held at the State House Inn on 101 E. Adams Street from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Market dates include:

Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets

State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St.

Downtown Springfield

One Saturday per month, November – April

9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 17th

Saturday, December 22nd

Saturday, January 19th

Saturday, February 16th

Saturday, March 16th

Saturday, April 20th

The move to the new location, just a block from the outdoor Old Capitol Farmers Market, which ended on October 27th, makes fresh produce and local proteins available year round in downtown Springfield, as well as provides an additional opportunity for farmers to sell their local products throughout the winter. While it's often believed that farmers in central Illinois aren't able to grow produce throughout the winter, advances in season-extension technology, such as hoop houses, have given farmers the ability to continue to grow products even in sub-freezing environments. Some crops, like spinach and kale, even benefit from the colder temperatures, producing more sugars and a sweeter flavor.

Shoppers at the Holiday & Winter Markets can expect to find 25 local vendors selling a wide variety of products, including pasture-raised meats, eggs, honey, cheese, greens, carrots, potatoes, turnips, radishes, sunchokes, and winter squashes. Customers looking to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey can pre-order from Garden Gate Farm. The turkeys are pasture-raised with non-GMO feed and range in size between 14 and 35 lbs. They are priced at $4.00/lb. and can be ordered via email to dougrink68@icloud.com or by phone 815-848-3518.  

In addition to farm-fresh products shoppers can find a variety of baked goods, wine, and unique local gifts. Hot lunch and smoothies featuring local ingredients will be available for purchase from Smart Natured Smoothies and kids activities will be provided by KIDDOS by Urban Sassafras, giving families an opportunity to shop while their kids play.

LINK cards will be accepted, and the Double Value Program offered by the Old Capitol Farmers Market will also be available thanks to a sponsorship from Central Baptist Church.

 The church will provide a match of up to $25 for LINK recipients to use on fresh fruits and vegetables. This means LINK recipients can swipe their card for $25 and receive an additional $25 to use on produce, doubling their purchasing power and making wholesome holiday meals available to families across Springfield.

The full list of vendors and products for the upcoming market on November 17th can be found below:

4 Lees Farm: pasture-raised bacon, beef, chicken, eggs, pork, sausage

Black Cat Home Bakery: pastries, pies, cookies, cupcakes

Brown Farms: broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, turnips, beets, cauliflower, daikon radishes, greens, red potatoes, yellow potatoes, sweet potatoes ,spinach and popcorn

Cloyd's Apples and Honey: apples, apple butter, honey, honey comb, jams, jellies, preserves

Coming Home Candles: soy candles

Garden Gate Farm: organically raised ground corn, herbs, popcorn, turkey, wood products

Greenthoughts Garden: artisan soaps and bath products, dried herbs, leather bracelets and jewelry

Honey Creek Farm: sustainably raised fruit, vegetables, baked goods, crafts, flowers

Incredibly Delicious: baked goods, bread, breakfast items, brownies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pastries, scones

Jon and Emma's Place: grass-fed beef and organic herbs, greens, and vegetables

Knob Hill Livestock Company: lamb

Linda's Salsa: baked goods, jams, jellies, and preserves, salsa, and tomatoes, chips

Lisa's Bakery: Baked goods

Moon Girl Farm: organically-raised produce

Natural Artistry: baked goods, cookies, dog treats, fermented beverages, gardening accessories, jams, jellies, preserves

Nature's Goodness: soap, bath, and skin care products

Oak Tree Farms: organically raised apples, arugula, beets, and carrots, plus pastured pork

Ostermeier Honey: honey

Sitka Salmon: salmon, cod, halibut, and smoked fish

Smart Natured: Hot lunch including pizza, soup, and sandwiches, as well as fresh smoothies made with local ingredients

Suttill's Gardens: fall produce

Voss Pecans: pecans

West of Wise Winery: wine

Spirit Knob Winery: wine

"We're excited about our new location downtown," says Molly Gleason, Communications Director for Illinois Stewardship Alliance. "We hope that folks will not only pick up fresh ingredients at our market, but stay and shop at the other amazing downtown businesses, and truly make this holiday season a local affair."

This event is free and open to the public. It is organized by Illinois Stewardship Alliance in partnership with the State House Inn, Slow Food Springfield, Downtown Springfield Inc., Troxell Financial, 12Five Capital, People's Bank & Trust of Springfield, the SIU School of Medicine, NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS, Illinois Times, KIDDOS by Urban Sassafras, Central Baptist Church, and special contribution by John Record.

For more information about the Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets visit the www.facebook.com/oldcapitolfarmersmarket or contact Illinois Stewardship Alliance at (217) 528-1563.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance is a nonprofit organization that cultivates environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just local food and farms systems through policy development, advocacy, and education. To stay up to date on the latest programs, news, and events visit www.ilstewards.org

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