To enhance the quality of life in the Highland area by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction.
To encourage commerce by drawing more people to the community.
Located on the Downtown Square in Highland, Illinois, this seasonal open air market features vendor grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, preserves and specialty items as well as the work of artisans. Family-friendly activities will be regular events at the market.
Farmer's Markets seem to be "sprouting up" everywhere. In Illinois, there are approximately 300 markets in operation today, a number that has nearly tripled since 1999. Consumers, concerned with overall health and well-being, are looking for fresh, quality, locally grown produce and growers are happy to oblige. Farmer's Markets offer a friendly venue that invite interaction and encourage healthy eating. At the same time, they provide new income to farmers, strengthening the local economy and keeping money circulating here at home.
Vendors can make a commitment for the entire season or on a weekly basis. Fees are nominal and vary according to vendor space requirements and season commitment. For information about participating in the market, see our Vendor Information link. For additional information, contact Chris Miller at 618-980-4636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.