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Alton Farmers' and Artisans' Market

Alton, Illinois

Email: Contact Us
Phone: (618) 463-1016
Address: Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street, Alton, Illinois 62002
Website: http://www.AltonMainStreet.org
Updated: Jun 8, 2017

About Us

The 2017 season of the Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market will begin earlier than usual on May 13th in the parking lot at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street through October 14th. The Market will operate every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until Noon and on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. The additional Night Market which began last year will be held on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m starting June 1st through the end of September....READ MORE

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Market Details

  • Sponsor Organization Name: Alton Main Street
  • Location: Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street

Market Type

  • General (All Types of Vendors)

Products Sold

  • Baked Goods
  • Canned or Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Salsas, Pickles, Dried Fruit, etc.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Crafts and/or Woodworking Items
  • Cut Flowers
  • Dry Beans
  • Fish and/or Seafood
  • Fresh and/or Dried Herbs
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Honey
  • Prepared Foods (for immediate consumption)
  • Soap and/or Body Care Products
  • Trees and/or Shrubs
  • Other: You will find an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, locally-raised hormone-free meat, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations, & more. Have breakfast at the market ? coffee & breakfast items are available. Admission is free for shoppers - plenty of parking! Vendors wanted ? anything homegrown or at least 50% handmade is welcome. For more information, including our activity and entertainment schedule, please visit www.AltonMainStreet.org

Amenities

  • Concessions Available
  • Entertainment
  • Family-Friendly
  • Fitness Activities
  • Free Parking
  • Group-Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Information Booth
  • Kids Activities
  • Live Music
  • Nearby Dining
  • Nearby Entertainment
  • Nearby Shopping
  • Nearby Tourism Activities
  • Outdoor
  • Parking Available
  • Pets Welcome

Methods of Sale

  • Cash
  • EBT/SNAP/LINK
  • WIC-FMNP (Women Infants & Children Farmers Market Nutrition Porgram)

Days/Times Open

  • Wednesday (Hours of Operation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
  • Thursday (Hours of Operation: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • Saturday (Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Months Open

  • Only Specific Months (May, June, July, August, September, October)

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About Us

The 2017 season of the Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market will begin earlier than usual on May 13th in the parking lot at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street through October 14th. The Market will operate every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until Noon and on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

The additional Night Market which began last year will be held on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m starting June 1st through the end of September. This event is held in the warehouse behind Elijah Pas Burgers & Brews, located at 401 Piasa Street. Shoppers and vendors will enjoy live music, food and beverages on the outdoor patio.

Shoppers will find a wide selection of locally-grown seasonal fruit and vegetables, including heirloom varieties and organically grown crops. Produce will be available, along with grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, farm fresh eggs, local honey, hot or iced coffee, fresh bread and other baked goods. In addition, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and a large assortment of hand-crafted artwork such as pottery, stained glass, soap, candles, and woodworking items will be sold.

This year marks the 25th season of the Market, organized by Alton Main Street as part of the organizationas efforts to revitalize the Downtown Alton historic district. The events feature a variety of products that are handmade or homegrown within a 50-mile radius. New vendors are welcome; registration fees are $12.00 for Saturdays and $5.00 for either weeknight option. Discounted seasonal rates are also available.

Live entertainment, artist demonstrations and other special activities have been scheduled every Saturday throughout the season. Donation-based Yoga will be offered from 8:15 - 9:15 with River Bend Yoga instructor Tamika Jackson on most Saturdays.

Alton Main Street aims to improve access to healthy food thanks to the Illinois EBT Wireless Project grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many vendors accept Double SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) Bucks!

The goal is to boost the sale of Illinois-grown food and provide access to fresh produce to low-income residents by enabling Farmersa Markets to accept federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Starting in July, Senior Services Plus will be distributing Senior Nutrition Coupons at the Saturday Market, which are vouchers for $25 worth of free produce to seniors 60+ who fit income guidelines. For more information on that program, please contact SSP at 465-3298.

At the Markets, anything homegrown or handmade by the vendor is welcome to be sold. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor is encouraged to visit the Events page of www.DowntownAlton.com to register. Pre-registration is not required, vendors simply show up one hour prior to start time to be directed to their booth space. You can receive reminders on what produce is in season, plus upcoming entertainment and activities at: facebook.com/AltonFarmersMarket or on the Twitter account @AltonMarket.

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