From fresh grown local produce to hand crafted works of art and antique finds. You can find it all at farmers markets across the region this summer. During the week, pick up the cream of the crop on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in Alton, Litchfield, Maryville, and Bethalto.
Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market
Alton is where it’s at for a day of shopping. The Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is held at the corner of Landmarks and Henry streets beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. on Wednesday's and 8 a.m. till noon on Saturdays all the way through October. There will be numerous types of fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plant and flowers, locally raised hormone-free meat, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations and much more.
For more information on Alton’s market, contact Alton Main Street at (618) 463-1016.
Here are some more area farmers markets that are open in 2020:
- Edwardsville is home to the long-running Land of Goshen Community Market. Vendors line the streets of downtown Edwardsville every Saturday morning through October showcasing home grown produce, handcrafted art and more. Open from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Journey along the Mother Road of Route 66 to Litchfield and enjoy farm fresh Thursdays in June and July. The Litchfield Farmers Market is held in conjunction with the Live in Liberty Park free concerts. Browse the vendors who showcase their locally produced fresh produce, dried flowers, meats, dairy, baked goods and art. The market is held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Enjoy a Sunday at the Bethalto Market in the Park. Held the second and third Sundays of each month in the parking lot beside Bethalto's Central Park, the market features fresh produce, artisan crafts and more. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Every Thursday through September drive through the Maryville Farmers Market and pick your fresh produce from 20 local growers and producers. The market features jams, honey, soaps and handmade art.
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