Local farmers' markets busier than ever

By Lauren Keith - bio | email

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Local farmers' markets report good produce this year and heavy traffic. Vendors say more people want their food produced locally, in wake of recalls and more attention to organic, home-grown products in media. Below you'll find a list of farmer's markets actively operating in southern Illinois.  If you know of more farmers' market in the area, leave a comment below.

Check out this link from the University of Missouri Extension for a list of Farmer's Markets in southeast Missouri.

Here is a directory of Farmer's Markets in Kentucky.

ANNA/UNION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Former Wal-Mart Parking Lot, Anna, IL
Open May 27 - October 1
Tuesdays 7 a.m. - noon
Contact: Bill Jackson
618-833-2525 or 618-833-1903
uccc@shawneelink.net

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AVA FARMERS MARKET

Smysor Park Gazebo, Main Street & Fifth, Ava, IL
Open May 1 - October 31
Thursdays 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact: Steve Grace, Mayor
618-426-3641
618-426-3521

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BENTON FARMERS MARKET

Benton City Park, Benton, IL
Open May 1 - October 30
Thursdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Ernie Duckworth
618-439-6113
jeduck@verizon.net

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CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET

Westtown Mall Parking Lot, Carbondale, IL
(Just west of Murdale Shopping Center)
Open April 1 - November 30
Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm

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CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET ON THE SQUARE

Town Square Parking Lot (East), Carbondale, IL
Open May 14 - September 3
Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon
Contact: Meghan Cole
618-529-8040
info@carbondalemainstreet.com

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CARTERVILLE FARMERS MARKET

First Baptist Church on Division St., Carterville, IL
Open June 6 - August 29
Fridays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Mike Williams
618-985-6942
mikewilliams@cartervillechamber.com

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DUQUOIN FARMERS MARKET

Keyes Park at Park & Division, DuQuoin, IL
Open May 1 - October 31
Saturdays 7 a.m. - noon
Contact: Martha Morgenstern
618-357-6016, X3
martha.morgenstern@il.nacdnet.net

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GOLCONDA FARMERS MARKET

Courthouse Lawn, Golconda, IL
Open April 12 - September 27
Saturdays 7 a.m. - noon
Contact: Curt Eagan/Main Street Golconda
618-683-4501 or 618-683-5021
cn.eagan@countryfinancial.com

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GREENWOOD METHODIST CHURCH MARKET

Greenwood Church, Valier, IL
(3 mi. west of Rt. 148 on Park Street Road)
Open June 1 - October 30
Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon
Contact: Evan Sink
618-927-6163
esink@springnet1.com

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HERRIN FARMERS MARKET

Chamber of Commerce Building Parking Lot, Park St., Herrin, IL
Open June 14 - October 31
Saturdays 6 a.m. - noon
Contact: James Lindsay
618-942-6276

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MARION FARMERS MARKET

Senior Citizens Center Parking Lot, 507 W. Main, Marion, IL
Open June 1 - October 31
Wednesdays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturdays 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Contact: William Burns
618-998-1959
weednm@yahoo.com

Do you know of other markets in your town or county? If so please leave information on them below in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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