In partnership with Southside Community United for Change, Intangible Mindz LLC, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the city of Peoria is excited to announce a series of farmers markets based on the Southside. The Southside Farmer's Market aims to increase fresh, healthy food access in the Southside and engage neighborhood voices in the process.
The Market will operate on Saturdays, from August 22nd through October 10th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 210 S Western Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605. Fresh food vendors will accept LINK and WIC for produce.
In addition to fresh food vendors, OSF, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria City/County Health Department, Heartland Healthcare, and other institutional and healthcare providers will offer services, recipes, and health activities. Other non-produce vendors will offer a variety of goods and products for purchase.
The markets are an outgrowth of the Local Foods, Local Places initiative, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) technical assistance program the city of Peoria received in 2019. The series of farmers markets is supported by grant funding from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
For more information on the Southside Farmers Market, visit the Southside Market Facebook page at: https://facebook.com/events/299323644550306/.