CEDAR RAPIDS – Watch for even more people than usual rocketing to downtown Cedar Rapids over the Fourth of July. In addition to the Downtown Farmers Market, from 7:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the Fifth Season Race is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS – The new Village Farmers Market kicked off its season on Saturday, June 13, at Sokol Park, along the Cedar River. Several vendors braved the rain and said they had a decent turnout, in spite of the weather. A good mix of fresh produce (the strawberries were delicious!) baked goods, including kolaches, plants […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Market-goers who fondly recall the Riverside Roundhouse will soon be able to attend farmers markets in Czech Village. With less than two weeks remaining, the Czech Village Association is still accepting applications for vendors. Spots remain available for produce vendors, with a few spaces for crafts.
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS — The Riverside Roundhouse could make a comeback, and with it, a return of farmers markets to Czech Village. The roundhouse, built in 1962 and used for farmers markets until 2007, was deconstructed after the 2008 flood by volunteers, led by Alex Andersen, owner of Ernie’s Tavern. Since then, the […]
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine My hometown hosts one of the largest farmers markets in the Midwest, but the Downtown Cedar Rapids market’s sea of people, produce, products and pets isn’t for everyone. The crowds that keep some people at bay, however, serve as a boon to the 200-plus vendors, many of whom tell me […]
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market kicks off its 10th season on June 6, with a major announcement noted during a press conference today.
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – It’s essential to life as we know it, but most people take the Earth’s soil for granted. Unless you’re a farmer like Laura Krouse. Krouse, owner of Abbe Hills Farm, has spent a lifetime learning about soil and the past 26 years improving it on her […]
The final outdoor farmers markets of the season are fast-approaching. Many markets ended their seasons last month, but nearly 20 in Eastern Iowa will continue for another week or so. You can still find potatoes, cabbage, fall root crops such as beets, tomatoes, winter squash and more, along with locally raised meat, eggs, honey and […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, Iowa – This Saturday, Sept. 20, is your last chance of 2014 to see everything the Downtown Farmers Market offers in Cedar Rapids, but don’t dismiss the many other farmers markets that are held in Eastern Iowa, some of which continue through October. Many years ago, my friend Marlene Lucas, in her job as […]