The Iowa City Farmers Market season will be wrapping up next week. Final weekly market dates for 2015 will be Tuesday, Oct. 27 for Mercer Park Market at 1317 Dover Street; and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 31 for the markets in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, across from City Hall at 410 E. Washington Street. Hours for the markets are 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The annual Iowa City Holiday Markets, which give Farmers Market patrons and area residents a chance to buy homegrown, homemade, and handcrafted holiday gifts and foods from local farmers, bakers, artists, and crafters, are scheduled Saturday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 12. Both Holiday Markets will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street. Vendors will be located in the gym on first floor and the Social Hall on second floor.
WINTER FARMERS MARKETS
While the City of Iowa City will not host Winter Farmers Markets, the Johnson County Agricultural Association has announced that it will sponsor off-season markets for the third consecutive year. At least 25 vendors will participate, providing meat, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, and craft items.
Winter Farmers Markets will be held two Sundays each month in Building C at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE in Iowa City: Nov. 8 and 22, Dec. 13 and 20, Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21, March 6 and 20, and April 20 and 24. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on Iowa City markets, contact Tammy Neumann at 319-356-5210. Additional information on Johnson County Winter Markets is available at JohnsonCoFair@gmail.com or by calling Brenda Christner at 319-325-4049.