Supporting a Healthy Local Food Community

The Market

Since its founding in 1997, the Land of Goshen Community Market has become a vibrant site of activity where the community has access to local produce and children learn about specialty crops. Edwardsville’s downtown has witnessed a significant revitalization, in no small part, due to Market Saturdays that bring shoppers from across the region to visit with their neighbors, enjoy the local community, listen to music, and make the businesses on Main Street bustle. The Land of Goshen Community Market has more than eighty regular vendors and sees over 2,000 customers each Saturday. Our initiatives, like Double-Up Food Bucks that provides a dollar-for-dollar match for customers using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, ensure that healthy, local produce reaches all of our community’s residents. The Land of Goshen Community Market is committed to sustain and enhance Edwardsville’s downtown experience by fostering social gathering and interaction and by educating consumers about locally grown food for years to come.