Our Story

Our Story


The Land of Goshen Community Market, started in 1997 by area farmers and makers, is one of the biggest farmer’s markets in the region and one of the best! Dozens of vendors sell locally-grown fruits and vegetables, microgreens, hydroponic produce, potted plants, pumpkins and gourds, berries, herbs, fresh-cut flowers, seeds, and more! Find meat vendors selling local and farm-raised beef, longhorn beef, pork, lamb, and goat meats, cheese, chicken, eggs, and honey. The market also offers baked goods, coffee, gourmet chocolates, cooking dips, mixes, and spices, kettle corn, small-batch jams, jellies, and pickles, as well as non-food items like art from regional artists, leather goods, hand-made baskets, skin-care and hair-care products, soaps, dishware, children’s items, wood furniture, hand-woven rugs and wool, jewelry, and more!

Besides vendors, expect live music daily at the market, live demonstrations of different arts and crafts, gardening tips, and more- the market runs rain or shine and only cancels in extremely inclement weather. Come early for the best selection- the market opens on the bell at 8 AM and vendors cannot sell before the bell! The market grows richer as the seasons change and vendor items change based on growing seasons. There is always something new to find at the Goshen Market and you can feel good about your purchases supporting local families, farms, and businesses.


If you’re interested in participating in the Goshen Market, learn about our requirements by reading our rules and regulations and reviewing our vendor applications. Feel free to print them.





The Land of Goshen Community Market is an organization founded to pursue the following goals:


  • To enhance the quality of life in the Edwardsville area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction.
  • To restore a sense of spirit and enthusiasm for Downtown and the downtown merchants.
  • To preserve Edwardsville’s unique agricultural heritage and the historical role which farmers have played in it.
  • To give local growers and producers of agricultural commodities, local artisans and craftsmen alternative marketing opportunities.
  • To promote the sale of locally grown farm products.
  • To promote the sale of local art.
  • To provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown and prepared foods and products.
  • To provide an educational forum for consumers to learn about the history and heritage of the area as well as the present.
  • To provide educational opportunities for producers to test and refine their products and marketing skills.