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.
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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.
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.