The University of Illinois Extension is challenging residents of Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, and Christian Counties to grow, purchase, and eat locally this summer, and there’s a program in Taylorville that can help you take on the challenge. Every Saturday, Downtown Taylorville hosts a Farmer’s Market on the east side of the square from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Downtown Taylorville Executive Director Marcia Neal says there is plenty of variety at the market right now early in the season.
The U of I Extension says most food sold in a grocery store travels hundreds of miles to get there, burning fossil fuels and harming the environment. They say buying local helps the environment and keeps dollars in the local economy. Neal says they want to see as many local growers as they can on Saturday mornings.
Neal says the market is expanding to the south side of the square this year. She encourages everyone to come check out what the market has to offer.