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Alton market plans Brews and Brunch twice this season

Bunkhouse Joe’s coffee is among vendors at the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market.


The Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market will feature what it calls a delicious new concept on Saturday, May 21, with the introduction of Brews and Brunch.

From 8 a.m. to noon, visitors can pick up tasty beverages and hot breakfast food items from several vendors: The Old Bakery Beer Company will serve Tofu Quiche with Caramelized Onion and Kale (Vegan), Egg Quiche with Spinach and Mushroom (Dairy Free), Herbarium Sparkling Lavender Lemongrass Tea, Beermosas (Citrus Wheat + Orange Juice), and the following beer selection: Citrus Wheat, Blueberry, Late Addition IPA.  Oh Yeah! B&C Concessions will serve biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, and strawberry shortcake. Big Boys Q will serve shrimp and grits, ham egg and cheese sandwiches, sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches and breakfast hash. The Rivers Vedge will serve vegan biscuits and gravy, and lavender French toast with vegan sausage.

Many regular market vendors will be serving a variety of breakfast pastries, and Bunkhouse Joe will serve hot and iced coffee.

A second Brews & Brunch event will be held this season on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Events are held every Saturday in the parking lot next to the market at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and  Henry Street in Downtown Alton.

Shoppers will also find a wide selection of locally-grown seasonal fruit and vegetables including heirloom varieties and organically grown crops, along with grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, farm fresh eggs, local honey, hot and iced coffee, fresh bread and other baked goods. In addition, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and a large assortment of hand-crafted artwork such as pottery, stained glass, soap, candles, and woodworking items will be sold.

This year marks the 30th season of the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, organized by Alton Main Street as part of the organization’s efforts to revitalize the Downtown Alton historic district.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor is encouraged to visit the Events page of for full details and to register.

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