From Lynn Waters, Carbondale Community Friday Night Fair:
This is a shout out to local growers near or around the vicinity of Carbondale, IL.
There is a new weekly venue on Friday nights seeking local food growers to vend locally grown produce. The venue runs through October 28th: the Carbondale Community Friday Night Fair, sponsored by Carbondale Mainstreet.
While Carbondale does have a Saturday Farmers Market, its relative exclusivity has prohibited many of our local growers from vending. We also understand that many growers shut out of that venue have elected to sell in neighboring towns. The Friday night venue in Carbondale is growing rapidly, with many local vendors of many local products, local food vendors included, and live music. We would like to be able to shop for local produce, too. Currently there is only a single vendor selling produce, and he is from another state.
Today we discussed the need to shout out to more local growers, to welcome produce, eggs, etc. The contact is Meghan Cole at (618) 529-8040. You can try it for a week, or sign up for the season, or just come visit and check it out.