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Boy eating fresh carrot

Draedyn Castrejon, 3, of Murphysboro, snacks on a carrot his mom bought him at the Carbondale Community Farmer’s Market Oct. 4, 2014. / Photo by Keturah Tanner

The East Market (Carbondale Commmunity Farmers Market) was Founded in May 2013.

This year-round market opens every Saturday at Carbondale Community High School,1301 East Walnut Street, Winter (indoors) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Summer (outdoors) 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Carbondale Community Farmers Market products include sustainably produced local vegetables, meats and artisan goods.

The following video and articles describe some of the East Market vendors and their products.

Scenes from the East Market

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Scenes from the East Market

Mileur Orchards: A Ripe Occasion

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Mileur Orchards: A Ripe Occasion

Photos and Story by: Keturah Tanner

 

Whether it’s a road-side stand, a table at the Farmers Market, or a brand new building, you can find some of the best fruit right here in Southern Illinois.

Find out more about how this family found out the true meaning of “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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SIUC Logic Program – Sustainable Farming

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SIUC Logic Program – Sustainable Farming

The Local Organic Gardening Initiative of Carbondale, LOGIC, has been a part of Southern Illinois University for 5 years and has offered fresh produce and a growing environment. 

LOGIC’s goal is to produce food to be sold at the Carbondale farmers’ markets as well as SIU dining halls. Any food not sold is returned to the LOGIC farm to be composted.

LOGIC attends the Carbondale farmers’ markets weekly on Saturdays and also has two locations they sell produce on Campus.

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