Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Returns for 2021 Season
Jun 30, 2021
After more than a year of remaining in our homes to stay safe, we are thrilled to be able to bring back one of the community’s most highly anticipated events. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance opens the 16th season of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust on Saturday, June 19 and will safely feature around 100 vendors in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids.
“We are thrilled to bring the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market back in-person for our community while also supporting our local economy and Iowa vendors,” said Ellie Evans, Events Planner, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “Our market has been recognized as one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest and rated as a best-in-class farmers market by the American Farmland Trust. Patrons will find traditional market products, such as produce, flowers, meats and cheeses, along with unique artisan gifts, specialty food items and baked goods.”
This season, markets will be held the first and third Saturdays of the month beginning June 19 and running through October 2. There will be a full eight market season. All markets run from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Check the online vendor map at cedarrapids.org for vendor locations by market date. New in 2021, patrons will have the opportunity to scan a QR code to receive the Farmers Market map on their phones. This easily accessible and mobile opportunity will provide an interactive Downtown Farmers Market featuring vendor listings and information by date, as well as locations of vendors, products available for sale, and more.
Market dates include June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18 and October 2.
Masks will be encouraged for both vendors and attendees while at the market. Vendors will also be encouraged to have hand sanitizer available for public use at all booths. One-way pedestrian traffic flow will be encouraged through the venue. There will be limited prepared food options at the beginning of the market season, with ability to increase those options if guidance is relaxed as public health threats diminish.
We can’t wait to see the community flourish together once again, safely, at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market.