The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Market will hold its final market of the regular season on Saturday, September 30 from 8am to noon at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln. And while summer is coming to an end there is still a variety of Illinois-grown produce available.
“This time of year shoppers find the best of both summer and the fall. Our vendors have tomatoes, sweet peppers, green beans and tender sweet greens like arugula, spinach, swiss chard and kale. But they also have root vegetables like sweet potatoes, rutabagas, turnips and radishes,” said Nicole Cox, ALMH market manager.
In addition to the amazing vendors, The Market’s regular activities including the Power of Produce Club for kids and Zumba with Janell Woolard at 9am. Emily Johnson who recently opened up for Pentatonix at the Illinois State Fair will be providing live music.
To help celebrate an amazing second season, The Zoo Lady will also be on-site with free face painting and the Central Illinois Community Blood Center will host a blood drive. It’s also community day at the The ALMH Market featuring United Way of Logan County, the Humane Society of Logan County and the University of Illinois Extension Illinois Master Gardeners. United Way is hosting a children’s book exchange, encouraging children ages 0 – 10 to bring a book to donate for another child and choose a new or gently used book to take home. At 11am Dr. Hal Mohammed, ALMH Hospitalist Program Director, will lead community members on a casual 5-mile bike ride through Lincoln. All fitness levels and ages are encouraged to bring a bike and join the ride.
Two additional markets will be held in 2017. On Saturday, October 28 The ALMH Market will return to the Logan County Fairgrounds for a “Fall Festival Night at The Market” from 5pm-8pm. Activities at the evening market will include a costume contest, spaghetti sauce competition, live music and more. And on Tuesday, November 22 The ALMH Market will host its second “Holiday Market” to help bring fresh produce to the Thanksgiving table. The Holiday Market will be held at the Lincoln Park District from 5pm-8pm.
As always, admission and parking at The ALMH Market is free. For more information about The ALMH Market, visit www.TheALMHMarket.org or like/follow The ALMH Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thealmhmarket or call 217-605-5701.