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Holiday & Winter Farmers Market Finds a New Venue at Union Station

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The 22nd Old Capitol Farmers Market, presented by HSHS St. John’s Hospital, wrapped in October and now moves to a monthly schedule and new location.

The Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets start Saturday, November 20th, and take place each third Saturday of the month from November to April, for a total of six markets. The Winter & Holiday Farmers Market new indoor/outdoor venue is the historic Union Station. The former train station, now part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will provide a dedicated sheltered outdoor and heated indoor space for the winter season.


Holiday & Winter Indoor Farmers Markets
Union Station, 500 E. Madison St.,
Downtown Springfield
Third Saturday of the month, November – April
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20th
Saturday, Dec 18th
Saturday, Jan. 15th
Saturday, Feb. 19th
Saturday, March 19th
Saturday, April 16th

Reduction to a monthly schedule during the winter months can be hard on customers and vendors, so Old Capitol Farmers Market is exploring a ‘year-round’ weekly farmers market. Want to see the market find a permanent home and go weekly year-round? Give your feedback here if you’re a regular or new to the market. This data will help move the effort for ‘year-round’ forward.

The market moving for the winter to Union Station will help make fresh produce and local proteins available year-round in downtown Springfield. Many local farmers are capable of, and do, produce product year-round so having a dedicated indoor space will allow for Springfield customers to continue enjoying the fruits of their labor.

“The market is a food and cultural staple for folks downtown,” says Piero Taico, new market manager for the Old Capitol Farmers Market. “After the market people will explore downtown and shop other local businesses, forming an economic engine, tripling down on local dollars being circulated in our city. That’s powerful.”

EBT will be accepted. SNAP recipients can come to the information desk and receive a Healthy Ways card that spends just like SNAP benefits, making wholesome holiday meals available to all families across Springfield.

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 to or by phone 815-848-3518.

This event is free and open to the public. It is organized by Downtown Springfield, Inc. in partnership with HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Development Services Group, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and the City of Springfield.

For more information about the Holiday & Winter Indoor Farmers Markets visit
or contact Downtown Springfield, Inc. at (217) 544-1723.

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