Youngville Café photo/courtesy of Youngville Café

Youngville Café photo/courtesy of Youngville Café

Market manager Lorraine Van Fleet just called to tell me about Apple Daze at the Youngville Farmers Market.

If you drive Highway 30, west of Cedar Rapids, you’ll recognize the Youngville Café, at the intersection of Hwy. 30 and 218. The building, on the historic Lincoln Highway, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lorraine said Apple Daze, this Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features more than apples.

Grilled food and homemade pie will be available and at least a dozen farmers market vendors will be selling their seasonal items. She noted that two new treats will be featured this year: Apple Cider Sundaes – an ice cream dessert with a delicious apple cider topping, and a new Youngville candy bar.

Apple Daze also will showcase antique gas engines along with Model A’s and more classic cars. Apple peelers and other collections will be displayed. Mooseman Productions DJ will provide entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and bring your chairs to watch the Newhall Community Band perform from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

“It’s a little bit of everything,” Lorraine said.

Apple Daze marks the end of the farmers market season for the Youngville Café, which normally runs from 4-6 p.m. on Fridays. Find more information at and find other farmers markets in your area on the Homegrown list: farmers markets.