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Iowa City Farmers Market

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Chauncey Swan Ramp, 415 E. Washington Street. Season opening and closing dates, plus event times are listed below.

Credit, debit and EBT/SNAP (Electronic Benefit Transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards are accepted at the Iowa City Farmers Market. Shoppers intending to pay with a card should stop by the centralized information table and swipe their cards for tokens of equal value. All eligible vendors will accept the EBT/SNAP tokens, and all vendors will accept the credit/debit card tokens. Signs indicating which tokens are accepted by each vendor are displayed at their booth. As an added benefit, those using EBT/SNAP cards to purchase tokens will have their dollars matched through Double Up Food Bucks, Iowa’s statewide healthy food incentive program. For more information about the Double Up Food Bucks program, visit www.DoubleUpFoodBucks.org.


Farmers Market season

Wednesday markets

Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., May through Oct. 
Located at Chauncey Swan Ramp, 400 block of Washington Street, Iowa City

Click here for a map for Wednesday market

Saturday markets

Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon, May through Oct.
Located at Chauncey Swan Ramp, 400 block of Washington Street, Iowa City

Click here for a map for Saturday market

Click here for the 2019 Market Music Schedule

Special Markets

Taste of Market - 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

Enjoy free samples of fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods during the annual Taste of Market event on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Iowa City Farmers Market. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Iowa City Farmers Market in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, across from City Hall on Washington Street. 

This event is free and open to all. Samples are donated by Farmers Market vendors and prepared by farmers market staff and members of GreenState Credit Union, who co-sponsor the event with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

Enjoy the tasty treats while listening to a live performance by local blues artist Kevin Burt, who will perform from 5 - 7 p.m. RSVP to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. 

The Iowa City Farmers Market is a program of Iowa City Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Tammy Neumann at 319-356-5210, or visit www.icgov.org/farmersmarket.

Kids Market - 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Kid Vendor applications are now available online and the Iowa City Farmers Market is excited to host the ninth annual Kids Market (formerly known as Kids Day) at the Farmers Market.

Kids ages 8 to 18 (younger are allowed with an adult present) are invited to participate as a Kid Vendor from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at the Iowa City Farmers Market, 415 East Washington Street, just across the street from City Hall and north of the Chauncey Swan Ramp.

Participating kids should bring everything they need to set up a booth, which may include tables and chairs. Kids will be responsible for setting up and cleaning up their own booth space. Set-up will begin at 8 a.m. 

There is no fee for Kid Vendors!

For more information, stop by the Farmers Market Information Table during a regular market event or contact Tammy Neumann at 319-356-5210 or email tammy-neumann@iowa-city.org.


Vendor Information

Registration for the 2019 Iowa City Farmers Market season will open January 2, 2019.

  • Season vendors with a history of good attendance at the market will be given first priority and will receive their regularly assigned space from the previous season. New vendors will be placed on our waiting list and may be contacted to fill in when space allows. 
  • Please read the 2019 Farmers Market rules and regulation document carefully prior to registering for the market. 

  • Register online at www.managemymarket.com


Mission statement

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.

Plastic Bag Policy

Supporting a sustainable food system is not just about the food, it's also important to have sustainable options for packaging the food. Plastic bags are one of the most widely used products in the world, however only 1 to 4 percent of bags in the U.S. are recycled (Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture).

In support of the City of Iowa City's on-going sustainability efforts, single-use plastic shopping bags will not be provided by Iowa City Farmers Market vendors. Farmers Market staff encourage patrons to bring their own bags, baskets, or boxes to carry their goods.

Dogs Policy

Please note that no dogs are allowed inside the Chauncey Swan Ramp during the Farmers Market.

Contact 

Tammy Neumann, Administrative Secretary/Farmers Market Coordinator