Mercer Park Farmers Market to open Tuesday, May 31

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the opening of the Mercer Park Farmers Market, which will take place May 31, 2016 through August 30, 2016 from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays next to Mercer Park,1317 Dover Street.

To celebrate the opening of the market, the City of Iowa City will be giving away milkweed starter plants, a favorite of important pollinators like monarch butterflies.  Each fall, milkweed seeds are harvested from the East Side Recycling Center to germinate and share in the spring.  City of Iowa City staff will be on hand at the Market giving away plants, while supplies last.  Limit five starts per person.

In addition to the Mercer Park Farmers Market, Iowa City Parks and Recreation also runs markets on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - noon at the Chauncey Swan parking ramp, 405 E. Washington Street. This season the Market at Chauncey Swan ramp will run through the end of October.

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Date of publication

Thursday, May 26, 2016