Iowa City Farmers Market logo with an ear of corn and two tomatoes
Iowa City Farmers Market

The Iowa City Farmers Market is managed by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. It is an open-air market held in the Chauncey Swan parking ramp, Chauncey Swan Park, and on E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City from May through October. We strive to serve culturally and economically diverse populations by providing access to fresh, locally produced products.


See You at the Market

The Iowa City Farmers Market is an in-person format. Customers, vendors, and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp while attending the market.

405 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA 52240

May - October
  • Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Before You Visit the Market

Covid-19 has presented many changes to our normal routines. Iowa City Parks and Recreation is implementing a phased reopening of recreation centers, pools, registered programs, and other activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2021. 

  • Iowa City Farmers Market is in-person. Customers, vendors, and staff are required to wear masks inside the ramp while attending the market.
  • Help us ensure we operate our markets safely. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. 
  • Don't bring your furry friends. As always, animals are not allowed at the market. 
  • Cash will be accepted but we encourage you to use small bills. Credit and debit cards, EBT/SNAP (Electronic Benefit Transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards, and DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks) are accepted.

Find Your Vendor

Are you interested in connecting directly with a vendor? You can access vendor information by clicking on the Wednesday and Saturday maps below and search by vendor name or by clicking on the stalls. 


Upcoming Events

Market Music

A variety of free outdoor live music is available for your enjoyment during our markets at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Market music is sponsored by GreenState Credit Union. 

Wednesdays  |  5 - 7 p.m.

September

  • 1 - Rob Lumbard (Finger Style Guitar)
  • 8 - Awful Purdies (Fold Americana Collective)
  • 15 - Joe & Coleen Peterson & Friends (Bluegrass, Country & Swing)
  • 22 - Pennies on the Rail (Ear Friendly Folk)
  • 29 - The Dandelion Stompers (New Orleans Jazz)

October

  • 6 - Society of Broken Souls (Folk Noir)
  • 13 - Sneezy Dollars
  • 20 - Mark Wilson
  • 27 - David G. Smith (Internationally Acclaimed Songwriter)

Saturdays  |  9 - 11 a.m.

September

  • 4 - Ron Hillis (Upbeat Instrumentals & Songs)
  • 11 - Brad & the Big Wave
  • 18 - O'Keith & McFiddle (Irish Fiddle, Guitar & Songs)
  • 25 - Larry Jensen

October

  • 2 - Kalimbaman & the Likely Suspects
  • 9 - The Feralings
  • 16 - Ace Jones
  • 23 - Nancita Weenett (Origional Folk, Blues & Ballads)
  • 30 - The Mand (Funk, Bluegrass, Folk & Rock)

 

Halloween at the Market

Saturday, October 30  |  10 a.m. - Noon

All are invited to come in costume and trick or treat at the vendor tables. Costume parade at 10 a.m. where kids and parents gather at the north side of the Chauncey Swan Parking Garage. Stick around to decorate a pumpkin to take home! This event is free, and kids of all ages are welcome.

 

The Holiday Markets

Saturday, November 13 and December 18  |  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Holiday Markets will be held in the Recreation Center’s first-floor gymnasium and second-floor Social Hall. Farmers Market vendors and artists will have homemade, handcrafted, seasonal gifts, and food available for purchase. If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Markets please contact Tammy Neumann at tammy-neumann@iowa-city.org.


For the Kids


Vendor Information

Returning Vendors

New Vendors

The 2021 market will feature some new and returning vendors. There are still opportunities to become a new 2021 season vendor on Wednesdays, Saturdays, or both. If you or someone you know is interested in selling locally grown, home-made, or artisan products at the Iowa City Farmers Market, please review the 2021 Farmers Market Rules and Regulations to see if you qualify.

This opportunity is for the 2021 season and does not guarantee a vendor space during the 2022 season. Farmers with fresh locally grown produce will get priority, however, there are still opportunities for other types of vendors. There is no fee at the time of registration. New vendors that have reviewed the 2021 Vendor Handbook and feel confident that they qualify to be an Iowa City Farmers Market vendor can register at www.managemymarket.com.

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Please stay tuned as we communicate changes and best practices. These will be updated regularly.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Farmers Market Coordinator Tammy Neumann or 319-356-5210.