Nothing beats the last few days of heat and sun to remind us that summer is coming. I’ve been running over to Hickory Hill Park the past few mornings and it’s a delight to see so many people out in their yards and gardens, getting the ground ready for this summer’s vegetables and plants. I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a case of spring/summer fever. And I can’t think of a better way to indulge that fever than a trip to the Iowa City Farmers Market for some fresh, delicious, local food!
The 2008 Farmers Market season kicked off this past Saturday and continues on Wednesdays from 5.30-7.30pm and Saturdays from 7.30-11.30am until the end of October at the Chauncey Swan parking ramp on Washington St.
Be sure to shop for some early season delights like asparagus and greens from our awesome LFC farmers. In June, July, and August you can look forward to shopping along to live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the likes of Bob & Kristie Black, Kalimbaman, and many more great acts. For a full schedule of this summer’s music acts, click here. Don’t miss monthly chef demonstrations, Kids Day, and Taste of Market either. For the full events schedule, click here.
Don’t forget that Cedar Rapids has their own farmers markets, too. For locations, click here.
Get ready for some great food! We hope to see you out at the market.