The Iowa City in-person Farmers Market will retains its digital format for the 2020 season. The traditional market was originally postponed until Saturday, July 4, 2020, and expected to open with COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place.

The difficult decision to cancel the in-person market was made due to recent increases in confirmed coronavirus cases in Johnson County.

It is for this reason, as well as our concern for the safety of vendors and customers that the City of Iowa City and the Parks and Recreation Department have determined that the Iowa City Farmers Market will remain closed through the 2020 season.

Customers can still access locally-sourced produce, meat, and other farm-fresh products through the Online Farmers Market, which opened in May. A partnership with Field to Family was created in a response to the pandemic as a way for customers to access local foods and has been extended indefinitely. This successful market option provides online ordering and contact-free pick-ups on Saturday mornings at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp.

The Iowa City Farmers Market is a program of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

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Date of publication

Wednesday, June 24, 2020