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Carbondale Community Farmers Market Seed Swap

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Date(s) - 02/10/2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

University Mall


Saturday, February 10
(Carbondale, IL)—The Carbondale Community Farmers Market will be hosting a free,
community Seed Swap event on Saturday, February 10th from 10am to 1 pm at the University
Mall in Carbondale. We are partnering with Carbondale Food Autonomy for this event, where
seeds will be available including vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Patrons are encouraged to
bring labeled seeds to donate but it is not required. There will also be a kids activity as part of
the seed swap, and all are welcome to join us in making seed bombs that can be planted in the
spring. This event is completely free to the public. Along with the seed swap and kids event, we
will have tables set up from the U of I Extension office with information on gardening and
homesteading. Along with the Seed Swap event, we will have the indoor Carbondale
Community Farmers Market taking place in the same location. As a producer-only market,
everything for sale is grown, cooked, baked, or made by the vendor. Offerings will include a
wide range of sustainably grown vegetables, grass-fed meats, pasture raised eggs, milk, fresh
breads and baked goods, herbs, gourmet mushrooms, spices, syrups, jams, jellies, coffee and
other canned goods. Customers will also find soaps, body products, and crafts.
The market continues to welcome SNAP customers with the Link-Match double coupon
program. Customers who receive SNAP benefits can use their LINK card to purchase SNAP
eligible foods at the market, and the Link Match program matches these purchases with up to
$25 each week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. If you have any questions
or want more information please contact Ellen Esling, CCFM Market Manager, at Carbondale Community Farmers Market is a program of Food Works, which is
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, facilitating the development of a regional food economy in
Southern Illinois.
We believe that a truly enduring approach emphasizes access to good food for
everyone, which keeps food dollars circulating in local communities, and balances human needs
with the health of the air, water and land resources on which all life depends. For more
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