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ALTON — Local foods enthusiasts will be able to enjoy two preseason markets until opening day of the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market on June 6.
Maeva’s Coffee will host an outdoor market at the Milton Schoolhouse, 1320 Milton Road, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon May 16, 23 and 30. For information, contact Clifford Clark at (618) 462-4540.
The Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., will host an indoor market in their event space from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening in May. For information, contact Kayla Knoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of vendors from the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market will participate. Items shoppers are likely to find include a limited amount of fresh produce (radishes, leeks, spices, lettuce and other greens), 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 Blvd. and Henry Street. For information, visit the Events page of www.DowntownAlton.com or contact Sara McGibany at email@example.com.