Community garden

Community ProjectsAll smiles at Farmers' Market

Current community projects include:

  • Community garden
  • Farmers' Market
  • Additional community projects as they are presented

CYHS also will post from time to time about new projects and programs that the organization is working with. Check back often for updates.


Lemonade for saleWIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC.

The Farmers’ Market Program provides coupons for $15.00 to active WIC clients one year and older. These coupons are in addition to the WIC coupons and can be used to buy fruits and vegetables at eligible farmers’ markets. The WIC on-site Farmers’ Market is available at both WIC locations. Other locations throughout Madison County also have farmers’ markets where the coupons can be used.


WIC Locations:

Granite City Farmers Market:

Every Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. from June-August

Wood River Farmers Market:

Tuesdays 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19

       From 10am - 12pm

Mondays 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25

       From 1pm - 3pm

Other Locations:

Alton Farmer’s Market- Corner of Henry St & Landmarks Blvd (Argosy Parking Lot), Alton, Saturdays 8:00am-Noon, Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm (Takes LINK)

Belleville Farmer’s Market-227 E. Main St, Belleville, Saturdays 7:00am-Noon

Edwardsville Goshen Market-Downtown Edwardsville, Next to the Courthouse, Saturdays 8:00am-Noon

Highland Farmer’s Market-The Square in downtown Highland, Thursdays 4:00pm-8:00pm (Takes LINK)

Wood River Farmer’s Market­-Parking lot behind Smit’s Flowers (40 E Ferguson Ave) off HWY 143, Thursdays 4:00pm-dusk, July-September


  •  Approved farmers will have Blue FMNP sign indicating they accept checks. Do not insist they take the checks if they are not a certified farmer.
  •  Checks are to be used in the dollar amounts printed on them. Try to buy fruit & veggies as close to the amount as possible. The farmers cannot give you change back. If you go over your benefit level, you must pay the difference.
  • Farmers are not allowed to charge you sales tax on any item you purchase with your checks.
  • Checks may be used at any participating farmer’s market in the state of Illinois.