East Peoria Farmers Market will open today for its second season.
State Senator Dave Koehler (left) and East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus (right) are getting ready to cut the ribbon for the opening of the East Peoria Farmers Market.
Photo: Sen. Koehler
State Senator Dave Koehler (D) 46th will be on hand today, June 21st, when the East Peoria Farmers Market will open for its second season. According to the City of East Peoria website:
“A variety of locally produced products will be featured at the East Peoria Farmer’s Market, which will be held weekly on Fridays from 3 until 6 p.m. June 21 until Sept. 27. Now in its second year, the 2013 farmer’s market will be located in The Levee District downtown area on the pedestrian promenade. Items available will include produce, fruit, wine, pita chips and other baked goods. Everything will be Midwest-grown and regionally produced.”
Senator Koehler has been passionate in supporting the agricultural community and the local food movement. He has greatly supported small farmers who are are looking to sell their crops to local markets and to be more sustainable. He has helped get a law passed that helped connect schools with local farms to teach children about where their food is grown, and he was instrumental in the passing of the Illinois Cottage Food Bill.