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 Roshek Building in Dubuque, where it will continue this season.
Vendors at the indoor markets offer eggs, jam, root crops, breads, pastries, wine, honey, mushrooms, meat and more, along with handcrafted gifts, great for the holiday season.
Following is a list of indoor farmers markets in Eastern Iowa. Follow the Homegrown Market List for updates throughout the season and leave a message, below, if you know of other winter markets.
— Buffalo Ridge Orchard farm store, 1337 Rollins Road, Central City; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through November. (319) 521-1353; firstname.lastname@example.org;
— Dubuque: Roshek Building, 700 Locust St.; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, November through April. (563) 557-7292; www.wintermarketdbq.com
— Freight House Farmers’ Market, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Open year-round.
— Iowa City Holiday Markets: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. www.icgov.org/farmersmarket
— Iowa City: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building C, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays on Nov. 3 and 17; Dec. 1 and 15; Jan. 5 and 19; Feb. 2 and 16; March 1 and 15 and April 5 and 19. www.johnsoncofair.com
— Mount Vernon: First Street Community Center, 221 First St. E; 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 2 through March 28. No market on Nov. 30 or Dec. 28. (319) 560-1391.
— NewBo City Market: 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Regular business hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
— Tipton: 507 Cedar St., 3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, November through the end of April.
— Urbana: Community Center, 102 Capitol Ave.; 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, November through April.
— Waverly: Embassy Vineyard Church Sanctuary, 319 W. Bremer Ave.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays Nov. 23; Dec. 14; Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 14 and April 4.
— West Branch: Old Town Hall, 205 E. Main St.; 10 a.m. to noon, first Saturday of the month, November through April.
— Winneshiek County: Danan Lansing Memorial Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 and 23 and December 7 and 21.
Take a look back at warmer days with photos from the 2019 Market After Dark in downtown Cedar Rapids.
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