Farmers markets in Iowa are seasonal affairs, usually running from early May through October. Find one near you with this guide to farmers markets in Iowa.
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Ames has a year-round market supplemented by a seasonal outdoor market. You'll find locally grown fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, meats, preserves, baked goods, and crafts. The outdoor market happens Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, May through October. The indoor market runs year-round Thursday and Friday afternoons and most of the day Saturday in the Main Street Station.
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The Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines is one of Iowa's largest markets with almost 200 vendors from 47 Iowa counties. Besides seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can find Iowa-raised pork, beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, fish, and elk, as well as breads and other baked goods, cheese, preserves, cut flowers, nursery plants, and crafts.
The Des Moines Downtown markets runs Saturday mornings, 7 to noon, in the Historic Court Avenue District.
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Dubuque Farmers Market
The main Dubuque market (which claims to be the oldest in Iowa) is outdoors outside City Hall every Saturday from May through October.
Come November, the market moves indoors through April, selling some produce but also meat, dairy, eggs, preserves, baked goods, and more locally produced foodstuffs. Every Saturday in Colts Center, 1101 Central Avenue.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Find farmers market near you with this guide from the Iowa Department of Agriculture, searchable by market name, city, or county.
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