When the Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market opens for the season next month, it will be embarking on year 20 in Clinton.
Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, Elizabeth Burns with the farmers market told Regional Radio News their market kicks off May 4 on the downtown Clinton Square from 8 am to noon. She explains initially, the market started as a twice-a-month market but because of increased interest, they eventually opened every Saturday.
The items at the market will vary depending on the time of year. Burns emphasizes they are a producer-owned and artisan-owned market, so because of that, you are unlikely to find green beans or sweet corn this early.
If you are considering being a part of the farmers and artisans market this year, there is a special event coming up this Thursday at the University of Illinois Extension Office to promote the changes for vendors at farmers markets this year.
To learn more about the upcoming farmers market season, whether as a vendor or you need general information, you can contact Burns at 217-722-2496. Burns indicates to leave a voicemail and she will be in touch as soon as she is available.