The ALMH Market Ends Its Season with a Fall Celebration and Zombie Run

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[October 25, 2016]   LINCOLN - The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Market will host its final market of the regular season on Saturday, October 29 from 8am to noon at the Logan County Fairgrounds.

As Logan County’s only indoor, producer-only farmers market, a variety of Illinois-grown produce is still available as the market season comes to a close. There are still a variety of items available at The ALMH Market during the month of October.

“You get the best of summer and you get fall all in one market. So you can expect to see things like tomatoes, and sweet peppers, green beans…and then you get tender sweet greens like arugula, spinach, swiss chard and kale. And on top of that, you get all those fall winter roots like sweet potatoes, rutabagas, turnips and radishes,” said Katie Bishop of Prairierth Farms, an organic farm based in Atlanta.

In addition to the produce, the final Saturday morning market will feature an apple cider demonstration and children’s costume contest at 9am. Every child aged 2 through 12 who attends in costume will earn $2 in market tokens. Children dressed as a vegetable or fruit will earn $4 in market tokens. Trick or Treat with the mayor will take place at 10am. Hope Grows will provide free activities and Healthy Communities Partnership is sponsoring a free inflatable obstacle course and bounce house from 8am to noon. The Zoo Lady will also be on-site offering free face painting. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will also be on-site hosting a blood drive.

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The ALMH Market is also partnering with the Lincoln and Logan Chamber of Commerce to bring a Zombie Run to the fairgrounds at 10am on October 29. Experienced and first time runners, along with walkers, are sure to have a good time running from the zombies. Runners are challenged to make it to the finish line while avoiding zombies and keeping all of their vital organs (flags) attached. Registration is available online at or at The ALMH Market on race day.

“We are thrilled with the support we have had during our first market season. The ALMH Market has successfully increased access to fresh produce, promoted healthy lifestyles and supported the local agricultural community,” said Angela Stoltzenburg, ALMH marketing and community partnerships manager.

For more information about The ALMH Market, visit 

[Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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