The Carbondale Community Farmers Market will host a free plant giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the University Mall in Carbondale. They are partnering with Mcnitt Growers of Carbondale, Gro UpGardening of Carbondale, and Mighty Rivers Nursery.
Starts of native plants, spring and summer vegetables and flowers will be available. Patrons are invited to pick out a free plant, pot it up, and take it home to plant when weather permits.
This event is free to the public and family friendly.
Along with the plant giveaway event, the indoor Carbondale Community Farmers Market will be held at the same time 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, fresh breads and baked goods, herbs, gourmet mushrooms, syrups, jams, jellies and other canned goods.
Customers will also find soaps, body products, crafts, homemade pet treats, and garden vegetable and flower starts. Coffee and tea will also be available on site for patrons to enjoy while shopping.
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.
For more information, contact Karen Jensen-Britton, CCFM Market Manager, at email@example.com.