CEDAR RAPIDS – We’ve been lucky, weather-wise, on the opening day of the Downtown Farmers Market for the past few years and today was no exception.
Thunderstorms rumbled through Eastern Iowa overnight, but let up in plenty of time for the 2016 market kickoff in downtown Cedar Rapids.
Strawberries, onions, radishes, lettuce and other greens were among the fresh produce available, along with handcrafted items, baked goods, meats, wine, cheese and more.
With the reopening of Greene Square Park, some of the vendors returned to that portion of downtown, and overall, the vendors were spaced further apart, which made for less congestion, but more walking.
The downtown market offers more than 200 vendors twice-monthly through September. For future downtown dates, as well as details on more than 50 farmers markets in Eastern Iowa, see the Homegrown list.
See more images from today’s Downtown Farmers Market, below: