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Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:31 pm

Plentiful produce


The Old Capitol Farmers Market opens for the season on three downtown blocks beginning May 16. Join the mayor, Downtown Springfield, Inc., St. John’s Hospital representatives and the Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Frank Trompeter Quartet will play, Celebrity Chef Ashley Glatz Meyer will provide a demonstration, and free cake will be served while it lasts. The open-air marketplace of fresh and local food is open Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Starting in June, Saturdays include an artisans area, with Super Saturdays on the third Saturday of each month kicking it up a notch with live music and chef demos. New this year is a Link, debit and credit card token purchase program that starts on June 2. The station will be located at the Development Services Group on the northeast corner of Fourth and Adams. Also new is Bargain Wednesdays.

Old Capitol Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 16, 8am-12:30pm
Downtown Springfield
Adams Street between Fifth and Second