Farmer's Markets Ames IA

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North Grand Farmers Market Association
(515) 432-5147
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Story

Ames Farmers Market II
(515) 292-1936
Main Street Station; 424 Main Street
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday & Friday, 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
County
Story

Polk City Farmers Market
(515) 984-6597
Town Square
Polk City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Collins Farmers Market
Jeffersons Restaurant Parking Lot On Hwy 65
Collins, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market
(319) 398-0449
Greene Square Park, 3rd & 4th Ave SE at; 3rd & 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October June 6 & 20; July 18; August 1 & 15; September 5; October 3 Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Linn

Ames Farmers Market I
(515) 292-1936
Main Street Station; 424 Main Street
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Story

Boone Farmers Market Association
(515) 432-9038
Wal-Mart parking lot; S. Story Street & Highway 30
Boone, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Boone

Collins Farmers Market
(515) 979-3547
Jefferson’s Restaurant parking lot on Hwy 65
Collins, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
County
Story

Gladbrook Farmers Market
(641) 473-2410
2nd St. across from the Gladbrook Theatre
Gladbrook, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday
County
Tama

Jasper County Farmers Market
(641) 792-9192
200 block of N 5th Avenue W
Newton, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Jasper

Farmers' Markets Are for Families

School is out and our children are now on summer vacation – or are they? As a parent of three young girls, my wife and I find ourselves signing up the kids for various summer activities such as swimming, drama camp, dance classes and music, to name a few. However, beyond organized classes and camps, summer is also a great time to involve your kids in engaging outdoor activities in new learning environments to stimulate their growth.

One of my favorite summer activities is attending the local farmers’ market with my kids. Your local market provides an ideal environment where children can learn about their food and also practically apply skills and knowledge they have developed during the school year.

Experienced farmers and produce growers are the teachers in this informal classroom. If the market isn’t too busy, my children and I take advantage of their knowledge by asking a variety of questions. Farmers take a lot of pride in their work and always seem eager to explain the process by which they have cultivated their crops. From growing tips to advice on how to adapt to unfavorable weather conditions, there is always a great tale to share.

It is often challenging for my children to begin a conversation with the farmers, so I frequently pose the first question. Once dialogue is initiated, their hesitation fades and their natural curiosity leads to engaging conversations. Together we learn how long it takes to grow each vegetable, the best tool for the job and if ...

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