Just as the outdoor farmers market season ends in Iowa, the indoor market season begins. Already, indoor markets have started in West Branch, Waverly, Decorah and elsewhere, while others are slated to start soon. One notable absence this season is the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, which ended both its indoor and outdoor markets this year […]
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As farmers market season kicks off in Io...
Changes are underway at farmers markets in the Corridor, as the outdoor season kicks off in May. One longtime market is ending, while others that arose in the wake of the pandemic are on the rise. The Mount Vernon Farmers Market, a mainstay in Mount Vernon for about two decades, decided to end its run […]
Fresh start for Iowa farmers markets in ...
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal After a socially distanced season last year, farmers market managers hope to return to the more socially interactive markets of the past. Both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids plan on holding in-person markets, though changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue in some cases. “We are cautiously […]
Changes in store as indoor farmers marke...
The coronavirus pandemic temporarily suspended the opening of outdoor farmers markets last spring, but indoor markets already are on-track to start this fall. Some markets are requiring vendors and customers to wear face masks to help control spread of the virus and at least two are relocating for this season. The Dubuque Winter Farmers Market, […]
Iowa farmers markets are opening; here’s
Large-scale farmers markets face different challenges to abide by state-issued coronavirus-related requirements than do smaller markets. Those sizable markets, including Iowa City and Downtown Cedar Rapids, have major changes in store to comply with social distancing and other recommendations issued in response to the pandemic. New Iowa farmers market guidelines include: — Markets may only […]
Awaiting state guidance, Iowa farmers ma...
This story also was published on IowaWatch.org By Cindy Hadish Loyal customers eagerly line up 30-people deep to buy the Guzman family’s mouth-watering southwestern burgers during the farmers market in Washington, Iowa, while live music attracts crowds in the town’s Central Park. Those jam-packed lines, and even live entertainment during the markets, will be relegated […]
Winter farmers market season kicks off i...
Winter farmers markets continue to hold their own in Iowa. The outdoor market season generally ends by the last of October, but by November, the indoor markets already kick in. One change last season moved the long-standing Dubuque Winter Market to a new location. In February, that market opened in its new site in the […]
Iowa’s 2019 farmers market season begins
Even as indoor farmers markets wrap up their season this month, the outdoor market season has already begun. The Millwork Night Market in Dubuque launched its season on Thursday, April 11, and for those of us whose memories of the harsh winter have been erased by the last week or so of spring, the weather […]
A look back at 2018 in photos
Iowa had its share of ups and downs in 2018. Take a look back at some of the highs and lows chronicled by Homegrown Iowan during the past year: Iowans braved the cold last winter to demonstrate in favor of common-sense gun laws. Advocates in Cedar Rapids also turned out to show their support for […]
Winter farmers markets in Eastern Iowa
Even if the calendar says otherwise, it certainly feels like winter. Whether you’re getting ready for the holidays, or just craving homegrown food, winter farmers markets offer a chance to buy fresh and support your local farmers. Oftentimes, vendors also sell one-of-a-kind handmade items that make great gifts, too. Following are indoor farmers markets operating […]