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 in Eastern Iowa during the 2018-2019 winter season.
Check with the venue for changes in case of inclement weather or other updates.
— Dubuque: Colts Center, 1101 Central Ave.; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, November through April. (563) 556-1908; www.wintermarketdbq.com
— Freight House Farmers’ Market, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
— Iowa City Holiday Markets: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. 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. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16; Jan. 6 and 20; Feb. 3 and 17; March 3 and 17 and April 7. www.johnsoncofair.com
— Mount Vernon: First Street Community Center, 221 First St. E; 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, November through April. No market on Nov. 24 or Dec. 29.
— NewBo City Market: 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Regular business hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
— Urbana: Community Room below City Hall, 102 Capitol Ave.; 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, November through April.
— Waverly: Vineyard Church, 319 W. Bremer Ave.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays Nov. 10; Dec. 15; Jan. 19 and Feb. 16.
— West Branch: Town Hall, 205 E. Main St.; 10 a.m. to noon, first Saturday of the month, November through May, plus Dec. 8. No market in January.
— Winneshiek County: Danan Lansing Memorial Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds; 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 and 10 and Dec. 1 and 15.