W.P.A. 1936 Building at 217 W. Main
Located at 217 West Main Street in downtown Salem, Illinois, the W.P.A. 1936 building, which currently houses Benjamin E. Edwards, Co., served the community, first, as a post office, and then, later, as a municipal library.
The building was purchased by Becky Carpenter Timmerman, a Salem native who recognized the value and importance of the building and it's place in the history of the region. Becky started the Historic Farmer's Market & Music On The Porch as a way to honor and preserve the history of the structure. The building is available for tours every Saturday during the Historic Farmer's Market & Music On The Porch by contacting Becky prior to arrival.
Vendors Grow Locally and Provide True Farm-to-Table Produce, Meats, Baked Goods, and More
Knowing that your produce, meat, and eggs are grown locally, by your friends and neighbors, just makes you feel confident about the meals you prepare for your family. Enjoying jellies and jams that were made with locally sourced fruits, honey that was collected from local hives, meats that were pasture-raised in the county, and even flower arrangements grown by local growers, allows you to support the community while giving your family the freshest and best-tasting foods in our area.