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Old Capitol Farmers Market

Farmers' market in Springfield, Illinois

Introduction

Overview

  • πŸ† Awards: Voted Best Farmers Market, Best Public Art, and Best Free Entertainment.
  • πŸ“… Season: Runs from mid-May to late October.
  • πŸ“ Location: Intersection of 4th and Adams Street, Springfield, IL.
  • πŸ•’ Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • 🌧️ Weather: Open rain or shine, with early closing during severe storms.
  • 🎨 Community: Serves as a community gathering place with diverse vendors and activities.

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Vendor Information

  • πŸ“ Registration: Vendors must apply online via ManageMyMarket.
  • πŸ’΅ Fee: $20 yearly registration fee for approved vendors.
  • πŸ“„ Documentation: Liability insurance, Illinois Business Tax ID, vehicle insurance, and health department documentation required.
  • πŸ“‹ Product Listing: All products must be listed in the application; unlisted items cannot be sold.
  • πŸ” Inspections: Market Manager will inspect booths periodically.
  • πŸ“ž Contact: For assistance, call (217) 544-1723 or email [email protected].

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Products Available

  • 🍎 Produce: Wide variety of local, Midwestern produce, much of it organic.
  • 🍞 Baked Goods: Freshly baked items, including vegan and gluten-free options.
  • β˜• Coffee: Locally roasted coffee available.
  • πŸ«’ Olive Oil: Sourced from a family olive grove in Greece.
  • 🌿 CBD Products: Various CBD items for sale.
  • 🧼 Soaps: Handmade soaps and beeswax goods.
  • 🎨 Art: Local art, including baskets and other crafts.
  • πŸ₯© Meat: Family-farmed, organic meat products.

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Food and Drink

  • 🚚 Food Trucks: Typically present on Saturdays, offering breakfast, Mexican cuisine, coffee, and baked goods.
  • πŸ₯§ Cafe Moxo: Nearby cafe serving pot pies, salads, sandwiches, and more.
  • 🍹 JP Kellys: Hosts a Bloody Mary bar every Saturday morning from 10 AM to 2 PM.
  • 🍺 Buzz Bomb Brewery: Offers a boozy brunch with Bloody Mary bar and mimosas on Saturdays.

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Special Events

  • πŸŽƒ Halloween: Costume contests, Halloween-themed items, games, and a photo booth.
  • πŸ‘§ Kids Activities: Games, face paint, and craft opportunities starting mid-June.
  • 🎨 Art: Booths with crafts and pieces made by kids.

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Parking and Accessibility

  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Street Parking: Free on weekends, metered during the week.
  • πŸš— Parking Garage: Available at 4th and Washington, $0.75 per hour or $5.00 for the day.
  • 🚢 Accessibility: All parking areas are a few minutes' walk from the Market.

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Payment Options

  • πŸ’΅ Cash: Accepted by all vendors.
  • πŸ’³ Credit/Debit: Most vendors accept cards.
  • πŸ›’ SNAP: Benefits can be converted to Healthy Ways card at the information booth.
  • πŸ’² Matching Funds: Market matches up to $25 in SNAP benefits, doubling buying power.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (217) 544-1723
🌐   Website: http://www.downtownspringfield.org/old-capitol-farmers-market/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: S 4th St &, 406 E Adams St Second Floor, Springfield, IL 62701
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook

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