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, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located on the sidewalk in front of the Development Services Group office, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of 4th& Adams) and available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A LINK UP grant has been applied for which would allow LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. If funding becomes available the Double Value program will be activated and continue until funding is expended.
A variety of live music, radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities will be held throughout the Market season. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner’s, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 16, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 31 in the US Bank parking lot at the SE corner of 4th& Adams.
Presenting sponsor, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, the hospital provides activities, distributes informational materials and offers blood pressure checks, body fat analyses and other health screenings and programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition.
In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John’s Hospital, the Farmers’ Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner’s Restaurant, Illinois Farmers Market Association, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group, Springfieldmoms.org., GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723. For a complete list of market vendors, market map and scheduled entertainment and activities visit www.downtownspringfield.org.