Farmers’ Markets | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Farmers markets in and around Cedar Rapids are vibrant hubs of community life, where the bounty of Iowa’s rich soil and the creativity of its people come together in celebration of local food, craft, and culture. As the frost of winter gives way to the warmth of spring, these markets begin to buzz with activity, drawing in residents and visitors alike. From the freshest produce harvested just miles from your basket to artisanal goods that showcase the unique talents of the region, Cedar Rapids’ farmers markets are a testament to the area’s dedication to sustainability, health, and community spirit.

Each market, with its own distinct charm, offers an opportunity to connect directly with local farmers, bakers, and craftsmen, ensuring that every purchase supports the local economy and promotes a more sustainable way of living. Beyond shopping, these markets serve as community gathering spaces, where people of all ages come together to enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, and the simple joy of a sunny day spent among neighbors. Whether you’re a longtime resident or just passing through, a visit to Cedar Rapids’ farmers markets is a delightful journey into the heart of Iowa’s agricultural heritage and vibrant local culture.

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Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

Downtown Cedar Rapids

May through September:

  • Select Saturdays from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

The 19th annual market season features entertainment, food, and 200+ amazing market vendors. The award-winning market is THE summer event on select Saturday mornings in downtown Cedar Rapids!

Marion Farmers Market

2200 31st Street Marion, IA

May through September:

  • Saturdays from 8:00 – 11:00 am

The Marion Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, homemade crafts, and much more. Stop by Taube Park on Saturday mornings, May through September, and check out the variety of goods that are produced locally.

Noelridge Farmers Market

4900 Council Street NE Corner
Collins Road NE

June through September:

  • Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department operates the Noelridge Farmers’ Market at the corner of Council Street and Collins Road NE. Vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts to local consumers.

Hiawatha Farmers Market

10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park

May through October:

  • Sundays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hiawatha Farmers Market opens the first Sunday in May and continues weekly through the last Sunday in October. Each week vendors from all over Iowa come together to offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, honey, meat, arts and crafts, and more!

Newbo City Market

1100 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Thursdays & Fridays from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Mondays – Wednesdays: CLOSED

Newbo’s mission is to foster regional economic development by uplifting entrepreneurs and artists through an equitable business incubator, accessible public programming, and a community gathering space

Red Barn Market

4241 Johnson Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fresh sustainable vegetables, grown locally with love. The market also has fresh free-range eggs, and locally baked fresh goodies on Fridays.

Cultivate Hope Urban Farm

604 Ellis Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hope Urban Farm grows fruits and vegetables without pesticides or herbicides right in the heart of Cedar Rapids. This fresh produce is provided directly to the community through Farmers Markets, sold at the Cultivate Hope Corner Store, used to make dishes at Groundswell Cafe, and used by the Youth Development Program to make wonderful bread, jams, and other value-added products.

Mt Vernon Farmers Market

Morning Glory Farm & Event Venue 681 IA-1, Mt Vernon, IA

May through October:

  • Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables (including heritage varieties),grass-fed meats, artisan breads, cookies and sweet treats, eggs, and more.

Ely Farmer’s Market

1570 Rowley, Ely, IA

May through October:

  • Saturdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Vendors bring a diverse mix of grass-fed meats, produce, baked goods, and crafts.

Vinton Farmers Market

Celebration Park, 105 W 2nd St

June through September:

  • Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Music, entertainment, games, and activities are held each week. Hot sandwiches are served at our outdoor café. This market showcases the best of Benton County producers of fruits, vegetables, jams, baked goods, and more!

Robins Farmers Market

South Troy Park, 700 S. Troy Rd

June through September:

  • Select Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A vibrant hub where the community gathers to celebrate the bounties of local agriculture and artisans.

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