Summertime produce is being harvested in full force, including watermelon & cantaloupe, sweet corn, Calhoun peaches, tomatoes, berries and so much more! Our upcoming activities include a Modern Pop Art demo on 7/30 with Kennedy Henske, and on 8/6 we will enjoy live music from The BurmaShavers.
On 8/13 we will be celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week in a big way! The Madison County Farm Bureau will be bringing 5 large pieces of farm equipment for a “touch-a-truck” activity, giving away 500 free reusable grocery bags, and conducting a hands-on activity station for children and a “meet the farmer” station! Plus we’ll have and recipes and more from U of I Extension’s “Eat. Move. Save.” Program. On 8/20 we’ll feature a yarn bombing activity with the Riverbend Yarn Bombers, and on 8/27 there will be a painting demo with Kim Hardy. Before or after you shop, practice yoga at the Amphitheater at 9am every Saturday with instructor Aly Slaughter!
Senior Nutrition Vouchers for $25 worth of free produce are now available at Senior Services Plus (2603 North Rogers Ave. in Alton.) Madison County residents on limited income age 60 and up are able to apply. For details, call 618-465-3298.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are able to double their buying power for fresh fruits and veggies. Simply visit our info booth to swipe your LINK card! Stay up to date at: Facebook.com/AltonFarmersMarket