This post in part of a series about produce auctions across the USA. While this is not a comprehensive list, I have tried to include auctions about which I can find information. If you know of any others, feel free to leave a note in the comments section.
Arthur Produce Auction
The Arthur Produce Auction can be found off of Route 133, at 354 N CR 100E, Arthur, IL 61911. Produce auctions are held every Tuesday and Friday starting at 10 am. The first auction is typically held the Tuesday before the first Friday in May.
The tree auction held the first Friday of May.
In April and May you will find flowers and other early season plants and produce. As the season progresses there will be berries, apples, peaches, peppers, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and other produce. In September and October pumpkins, gourds, and mums will make an appearance. The auction runs through about the end of October, or when there is no more produce.
Most of the produce found at this auction is freshly picked, often from that morning or the day before. There may be some out of area items, though they are always noted as such. The same is said for any items that may have been cooled, though those are few in number.
217-543-5100 is the phone number for their voicemail, which also gives the phone number for the produce manager. To hear the market report, auction schedule and other information call 712-432-8514
Central Illinois Produce Auction
Located at 875 N 1400 St, Shobonier, IL 62885-4141 outside of Vandalia. Auctions are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. The voicemail for the Central Illinois Produce Auction is 618-846-3001. Call 712-432-8599 for additional information.