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Shop Local, Eat Local

Farmers markets are some of the best and most accessible places to find local goods. There are four large weekly farmers markets in Springfield that are open to the public as well as a few in surrounding towns. 

Springfield

Greater Springfield Farmers Market

Eastland Farmers Market

Downtown Springfield's Friday Night Farmers Market

Commercial Street Farmers Market

Battlefield

Wilson's Creek Farmers Market

Republic

Farmers Market

Local restaurants are hopping on the locavore bandwagon as well. Farmers Gastropub in downtown Springfield features an entire menu composed of foods from local farmers -- community, state and surrounding areas.

The Well Fed Neighbor Alliance have established themselves as a local organization to educate the community about the importance of consuming local, sustainable goods and services. It's also an excellent resource of articles and classes for the beginning gardener.

Your local branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District also has loads of books to help you get started. Here are just a few:

 The complete idiot's guide to vegetable gardening  Raised-bed vegetable gardening made simple : the three-module home vegetable garden  3 step vegetable gardening  Starter vegetable gardens  Crops in pots : how to plan, plant, and grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs in easy- care containers

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