Winter Farmers Market

Come shop the vendors from the summer outdoor season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market INSIDE! One Saturday a month from November to April, from 9:00a – 12:00p.

CANCELLED Winter Farmers Market

This Market has been cancelled due to precautions of the coronavirus.

Come shop the vendors from the summer outdoor season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market INSIDE! One Saturday a month from November to April, from 9:00a – 12:00p.

Winter Farmers Market

Come shop the vendors from the summer outdoor season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market INSIDE! One Saturday a month from November to April, from 9:00a – 12:00p.

Winter Farmers Market

Keep yourself fed and happy with ingredients and goods from local farmers. Come shop the vendors from the summer outdoor season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market INSIDE! One Saturday a month from November to April, from 9:00a – 12:00p.

Monthly Indoor Farmers Markets Start Saturday

Shoppers can find the perfect Illinois wine for their holiday table as part of the indoor Markets.

Springfield shoppers can still find locally grown, high-quality products during the winter months at one of six indoor Holiday/Winter Markets hosted by Downtown Springfield Inc. and made possible by HSHS St. John’s Hospital and other generous sponsors.

These cold-weather markets were started by Illinois Stewardship Alliance, who turned them over to DSI in 2019 under our Old Capitol Farmers Market umbrella, as we work to grow the demand for a year-round Farmers Market in downtown Springfield.

The first indoor Market is this Saturday, November 23rd from 9 am – noon, and there is one indoor Market each month through April. This year’s location is Anvil & Forge on 619 E Washington Street, which offers approximately 6,000 square feet for each Market, a much larger space than we have been able to utilize downtown previously.

The November and December, or “Holiday” Markets, are perfect for prepping for your holiday gatherings. With 35 vendors, shoppers can check out five meat vendors, five bakeries and eleven produce farms and more. Farm-fresh products include pasture-raised meats, eggs, honey, cheese, greens, carrots, potatoes, turnips, radishes, apples, and winter squashes. Regionally-produced baked goods, Illinois wine, craft beer, coffee, and other unique local gifts are also available.

Find out if what you’re shopping for is available at the next indoor Market

Another happy customer!

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, actually benefit from the colder temperatures, producing more sugars and a sweeter flavor.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY PRE-ORDERS

Customers looking to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey can pre-order from Garden Gate Farm. The turkeys are pasture-raised with non-GMO feed and range in size between 11 and 24 lbs. They are priced at $4.00/lb. and can be ordered via email or by phone 815-848-3518.

DOUBLE VALUE LINK PROGRAM

LINK cards are accepted, and the Double Value Program offered by the Old Capitol Farmers Market is still available thanks to grants from the State Treasurer’s Charitable Trust Program and LinkUp Illinois. LINK recipients will receive a $25 match to use on fresh fruits and vegetables. This means LINK recipients can swipe their card for $25 and receive an additional $25 to use on produce, doubling their purchasing power and making wholesome holiday meals available to families across Springfield.

PARKING

Parking is free on the streets of downtown Springfield during the indoor markets and the parking garage next to the Convention Center is one block away.

UPCOMING DATES

The indoor Market dates are: Saturday, December 21; Saturday, January 18; Saturday, February 15; Saturday, March 21; and Saturday, April 18.

MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SPONSORS

The Old Capitol Farmers Market is a free, 12 month activity that is organized by Downtown Springfield Inc., in partnership with premier sponsor HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Other sponsors include Development Services Group, Community Bankers Association of Illinois, State Treasurer’s Charitable Trust Grant Program, LinkUp Illinois, Junior League of Springfield, Bank of Springfield, The Baker Group, SpringfieldMoms.org, West Central Bank, Davis Financial Group, Central Baptist Church and the City of Springfield.

March Winter Farmer Market

Join us for the 12th annual Springfield Holiday Farmers Markets, and bonus Winter Markets, now at the State House Inn in Downtown Springfield! Start a tradition and shop locally for fresh ingredients and unique gifts that will make all your holiday gatherings merry and bright.

Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets
State House Inn
101 E. Adams Street, Downtown Springfield
9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 17th
Saturday, December 22nd
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, April 20th

Shoppers can expect to find more than 30 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, winter squash, sunchokes, fresh greens and salad mixes, kale, pecans, honey, apples, apple cider, cheese, pastured pork and poultry, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, local lamb, holiday hams, and Thanksgiving turkeys! Plus baked goods, pies, gingerbread men, cookies, jams, jellies, and spices.

Kids activities will be provided by Slow Food Springfield and hot lunch featuring farm fresh ingredients will be available for purchase from Smart Natured.

Thank you to our sponsors, Growing Hope Globally, The State House Inn, and Slow Food Springfield for making these events possible!

February Winter Farmer Market

Join us for the 12th annual Springfield Holiday Farmers Markets, and bonus Winter Markets, now at the State House Inn in Downtown Springfield! Start a tradition and shop locally for fresh ingredients and unique gifts that will make all your holiday gatherings merry and bright.

Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets
State House Inn
101 E. Adams Street, Downtown Springfield
9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 17th
Saturday, December 22nd
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, April 20th

Shoppers can expect to find more than 30 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, winter squash, sunchokes, fresh greens and salad mixes, kale, pecans, honey, apples, apple cider, cheese, pastured pork and poultry, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, local lamb, holiday hams, and Thanksgiving turkeys! Plus baked goods, pies, gingerbread men, cookies, jams, jellies, and spices.

Kids activities will be provided by Slow Food Springfield and hot lunch featuring farm fresh ingredients will be available for purchase from Smart Natured.

Thank you to our sponsors, Growing Hope Globally, The State House Inn, and Slow Food Springfield for making these events possible!

CANCELLED January Winter Farmer Market

Due to the expected inclement weather, ISA has cancelled the January Market.

Join us for the 12th annual Springfield Holiday Farmers Markets, and bonus Winter Markets, now at the State House Inn in Downtown Springfield! Start a tradition and shop locally for fresh ingredients and unique gifts that will make all your holiday gatherings merry and bright.

Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets
State House Inn
101 E. Adams Street, Downtown Springfield
9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 17th
Saturday, December 22nd
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, April 20th

Shoppers can expect to find more than 30 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, winter squash, sunchokes, fresh greens and salad mixes, kale, pecans, honey, apples, apple cider, cheese, pastured pork and poultry, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, local lamb, holiday hams, and Thanksgiving turkeys! Plus baked goods, pies, gingerbread men, cookies, jams, jellies, and spices.

Kids activities will be provided by Slow Food Springfield and hot lunch featuring farm fresh ingredients will be available for purchase from Smart Natured.

Thank you to our sponsors, Growing Hope Globally, The State House Inn, and Slow Food Springfield for making these events possible!

November Holiday Farmer Market

Join us for the 12th annual Springfield Holiday Farmers Markets, and bonus Winter Markets, now at the State House Inn in Downtown Springfield! Start a tradition and shop locally for fresh ingredients and unique gifts that will make all your holiday gatherings merry and bright.

Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets
State House Inn
101 E. Adams Street, Downtown Springfield
9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 17th
Saturday, December 22nd
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, April 20th

Shoppers can expect to find more than 30 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, winter squash, sunchokes, fresh greens and salad mixes, kale, pecans, honey, apples, apple cider, cheese, pastured pork and poultry, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, local lamb, holiday hams, and Thanksgiving turkeys! Plus baked goods, pies, gingerbread men, cookies, jams, jellies, and spices.

Kids activities will be provided by Slow Food Springfield and hot lunch featuring farm fresh ingredients will be available for purchase from Smart Natured.

Thank you to our sponsors, Growing Hope Globally, The State House Inn, and Slow Food Springfield for making these events possible!

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