Back by popular demand, the Illinois Products Farmers' Market is set to return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for an eighth season on Thursday, May 7th. This year the market moves to its new location at the Shed, across from the Lincoln stage. The market will be held every Thursday from 4pm - 7pm, with the exception of the two Thursday's during the Illinois State Fair. "There are more than 3,200 farms in Illinois dedicated to growing specialty crops. We are seeing an i
The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 13 – October 31 and is located on Adams Street between 5th& 2nd streets. Please note that on Wednesdays all vendors will be located in a two block area East of the railroad tracks on Adams between 5th and 3rd Streets. With 60+ vendors attending throughout the season, there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK
Helen Matthes Library 100 E. Market Ave.
Thursday, Jun. 4, 6:00 p.m. Perhaps you've heard about eating locally and you think it sounds like a good idea, but what about winter when our part of the world is covered in snow? In this presentation, you'll discover the joys of eating seasonally and you'll learn how to overcome the challenges. Deborah Niemann is a homesteader and author of three books, including Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living.
Demonstration by master gardener volunteers on dividing various perennials, ornamental grasses and mums. 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A. Held at the gardens in front of Buliding #30 on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Avenue. For more information call 217-782-1698.
University of Illinois Extension and Dana-Thomas House are co-sponsoring "Spicing Up Your Herb Garden." Program will be presented by David Robson, U of I Extension, on Thursday, May 21 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The presentation will be held in the Gallery at the Dana-Thomas House, 301 E. Lawrence Avenue, Springfield. Participants will learn essential plants to have in the herb garden as well as interesting feature plants including Savory, the 2015 Herb of the Year. Tours of the D
Resources Growing for Community Gardens in Springfield By Chris Dettro, Staff Writer
Posted Apr. 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM The resurgence of urban gardening has a relatively new booster in Springfield as community gardens sprout about the city, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhood residents. The latest garden effort took root last week at the Brandon Court apartment complex with the help of Grow Springfield and the Springfield Community Federation. Grow Springfie
The Springfield Civic Garden Club’s annual plant sale is Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Building 26, located in the livestock section. They will have hostas, daylillies, geraniums, houseplants, hanging baskets, trees, grasses, herbs, a silent auction, garden tools and more. Come check it out!