May 17 – Oct. 28
Official Grand Reopening is Saturday, May 20
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 am – 12:30 pm
The Market is located on Adams Street between 3rd and 5th Streets.
Parking is free on the street. The City of Springfield has also opened up its parking ramp at 4th and Washington for FREE (normally a $5 charge).
HSHS St. John’s Hospital has supported the Market as premier sponsor for more than two decades. “St. John’s is proud to be the premier sponsor as we believe in the importance of locally-grown, fresh produce to help people live healthier lives,” said HSHS St. John’s President and CEO Charles L. Lucore, M.D., M.B.A. “We’ll be at the Old Capitol Farmers Market each week, offering various health screenings such as blood pressure monitoring and measuring body mass index for free.”
The Old Capitol Farmers Market is sponsored by HSHS St. John’s Hospital and provided by Downtown Springfield, Inc. in cooperation with Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Springfield Area Arts Council. Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) has a statewide mission to promote local food systems, and they manage the OCFM vendor registration and at-market experience. SAAC is joining us as a partner to jury the artisan vendors and schedule local musicians. The City of Springfield Office of Public Works also supports the Market.
We support local farmers and local ingredients! Vendors may participate in the Market if they meet our requirements and register online. Prices benefit those steady vendors who participate more weeks of the market. We also accept artisans who make their own creations. Sign up at ManageMyMarket.com>
HALLOWEEN AT THE MARKET
This special event takes place on Sat., Oct. 28. There will be costume contests for Kids 0-12, Families and Dogs! Plus lots of special activities. Partners include Springfield Moms, WNNS FM, Illinois Humane, Kidzeum for Health and Science & more!