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

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

Holiday Markets - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 16 & Dec. 14, 2019

Enjoy holiday shopping for handcrafted, homemade and homegrown items from Iowa City Farmers Market vendors! There will be two shopping events held, both located at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street. Saturdays, Nov. 16 & Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are interested in having your name added to the vendor waiting list, please email Tammy Neumann at

Vendor Information

Registration for the 2020 Iowa City Farmers Market season will open January 13, 2020.

  • 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. The 2020 Farmers Market Handbook will be available soon.

  • Register online at

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.


Tammy Neumann, Administrative Secretary/Farmers Market Coordinator