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East Alton Farmers Market Is A Success After First Night

EAST ALTON – East Alton can be added to the list of communities that have farmers markets. Woodrow Peterson was the catalyst to get things moving and to bring it to East Alton. Alton, Bethalto and Wood River all have farmer’s market.

On Tuesday around 25 vendors showed up on the opening day of the farmers market, which is located at the East Gate Plaza in East Alton. The community really showed up to support this. In the first hour of the farmers market, there were around 300 people that had shown up to the market.

Some of the products being sold were barbecue sauce, locally sourced honey, baked goods, and flowers. As the farmers market continues, produce and other goods will be sold.

“Sue Greene and myself talked about it a few years ago and people started talking about it, but nobody did anything about it, so I then talked to Todd Kennedy the owner of East Gate and he was on board about us using the parking lot and here we are today at the first ever. The goal is to bring more people into our community.” Founder Woodrow Peterson said

The market is located at East Gate Plaza and will be held every Tuesday 3-7pm through the fall.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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