Downtown Market returns Saturday, May 3
The Iowa City Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season on Saturday, May 3! Be sure to join us Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 3 through Oct. 29 for fresh foods, activities and fun!
New second location at Iowa City Marketplace (formerly Sycamore Mall)
We're adding a second location to the Market this year! Join us on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Iowa City Marketplace (formerly Sycamore Mall), May 6 through Oct. 28!
June 4 to September 27
Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Downtown Iowa City Farmers Market
Join us in Chauncey Swan Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays for live music at the Iowa City Farmers Market! The Market Music series runs June 4 through September 27 and is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Parks & Recreation Department.
The Iowa City Farmers Market is looking for creative young students to submit art for the 2014 Farmers Market Kids’ Day Art Contest. The winning entry will be used on posters and promotional materials for this year’s Kids’ Day, and the winner will receive $100 and a free t-shirt that bears his or her design.
To participate, students must be a kindergarten through eighth grade student during the 2014-2015 school year, and either attend a school or be home-schooled in Johnson County. All students who enter the contest will receive a free Kids’ Day t-shirt which may be picked up at the event on Saturday, Sept. 20 or at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center at 220 S. Gilbert Street afterward.
To enter, submit a completed registration form along with original student art representing the atmosphere of the Iowa City Farmers Market. The design must include the words “2014 Iowa City Farmers Market Kids’ Day.” Entries can be in any two-dimensional medium, and must be no larger than 9x12 inches in size, matted or mounted on heavy paper or cardstock, and entirely the artist’s own work. Students may submit up to three artworks.
Entries must be dropped off at the Information Desk or mailed by Wednesday, July 30 to: Iowa City Parks and Recreation, Attn: Tammy Neumann, Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
The contest winner will be chosen by a Farmers Market committee, and a letter will be mailed to all entrants notifying them of the results by Friday, Aug. 15. All artwork will remain on display in the Recreation Center through Saturday, Sept. 20, and the City of Iowa City will hold all reproduction rights to the winning design.
For more information, contact Tammy Neumann, Farmers Market Coordinator, at 319-356-5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Iowa City Farmers Market is to provide a venue where local farmers, producers, crafters and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer in accordance with the Iowa City Farmers Market Rules and Regulations; to provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown or prepared food products; to enhance the quality of life in the Iowa City area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction. We strive to serve culturally and economically diverse populations and to increase access to fresh, locally produced, nourishing and safe foods and other products of local labor for all patrons.