CEDAR RAPIDS – Local vendors sold mushrooms and more Thursday, June 9, 2016, during the first night farmers market at Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Czech Village.
Customers enjoyed Lion Bridge brews while shopping from Ebert Honey, Full Moon Cafe, Local Crumb, Mushroom Mills, Bass Farms and Z Barn of Monticello, which offered antibiotic-free chicken.
The combination appeared to be off to a good start.
“It’s a respectable kick-off,” said owner Adam Ebert of Ebert Honey. “People seem happy.”
Live music and a bouncy castle for children added to the festival-like atmosphere outside the brewery, at 59 16th Ave. SW.
Todd Mills of Mushroom Mills said his shiitake and lion’s mane mushrooms were going over well with the crowd. Mills also sold mushroom grow-kits at the inaugural Lion Bridge Farmers Market.
The market is separate from the Czech Village Farmers Market, which begins its season this Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sokol Park, 17th Avenue and A Street SW.
Find future dates for both markets, as well as over 50 other farmers markets in Eastern Iowa on the Homegrown list and see more photos from the kick-off market at Lion Bridge, below: