Customers wait June 5, 2024, for the official opening of the farmers market at Old MacDonald’s Farm at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Under sunny skies Wednesday, the longtime farmers market at Noelridge Park relocated to the entrance of Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park.

About a dozen vendors set up under the tree-lined street, including Bever Ave Bakery; Pasta of the Prairie; Three Acre Farms; Corridor Mushrooms and more.

The “moove” was made in the hopes of revitalizing the market, with Old MacDonald’s Farm averaging 300 visitors per day, along with walkers, joggers and other patrons of the southeast Cedar Rapids park.

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Customers, arriving with strollers and dogs, walking from their homes and biking, said they appreciated the shaded location, and a chance to see their neighbors.

Customers make their way through the Old MacDonald’s Farm farmers market on June 5, 2024. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Vegetables, strawberries, baked goods and local honey were among the items available on opening day on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

The markets will be open through Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Find info on more than 50 Eastern Iowa farmers markets on the Homegrown Iowan Farmers Market list.

The Old MacDonald’s Farm market operates separately from the large-scale Downtown Farmers Market in Cedar Rapids, featuring 200 vendors, with an average of 12,000 customers at each market.

See photos from opening day of the Downtown Farmers Market and more from the first market at Bever Park, below: