IOWA CITY – For years, I’ve written about farmers markets, but until Saturday, I had never experienced the vendors’ side.
Thanks to my sister’s internship at Morning Glory, a Community Supported Agriculture farm near Mount Vernon, Iowa, I had the opportunity at the Iowa City Farmers Market.
Donna Warhover, who operates the farm with her husband, Bill, was participating in Mount Vernon’s parade that day and asked my sister to fill in for her at the market, so I tagged along.
Donna and her crew, including my sister, put in all of the hard work of growing, cultivating and harvesting, so my job was easy: selling the lovely produce at the thriving market.
Yellow Patty Pan squash sold like hotcakes, along with the equally popular Caraflex cabbage, flawless onions and more.
We saw several friends and even caught a glimpse of host Charity Nebbe working on an episode of “Iowa Ingredient” for IPTV.
Donna’s baskets and tablecloths offer a beautiful backdrop for her wide variety of produce, so it was nice to hear the compliments, even when I couldn’t take credit for it.
See more about Morning Glory at: www.morningglory.community and find hours, locations and other details about the Iowa City Farmers Market, along with more than 50 markets in Eastern Iowa on the Homegrown list.