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Pre-season markets planned for Alton area food enthusiasts

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – Local foods enthusiasts will be able to enjoy some pre-season markets before the official opening of the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market on June 6.

Maeva’s Coffee will play host to an outdoor market located at the Milton Schoolhouse, 1320 Milton Road, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon on May 16, 23 and 30. For more information contact Clifford Clark at (618) 462-4540.

The Old Bakery Beer Co., at 400 Landmarks Blvd. will host an indoor market in their event space every Wednesday evening in May from 4 to 7 p.m. For more, contact Kayla Knoll at

A number of vendors from the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market will participate. Items will likely include a limited amount of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, dehydrated hot peppers, fresh flowers, flower plants/bulbs, and a selection of specialty heirloom tomato plants. Artisan offerings include body care items such as soap, lip balm, sunscreen, insect repellant and natural health remedies made from essential oils.

The 2015 season of the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market begins June 6 at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street. For more information visit the Events page of or contact: Sara McGibany –

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