The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest. All of this season’s Downtown Farmers Markets will be drive-thru markets, to ensure the health and safety of all.
Season has ended. Check back for 2021 Season Dates!
Place your order online at www.cedarrapids.shopwhereilive.com/farmersmarket. All orders must be placed online at Shop Where I Live and no purchase will be able to be made on-site. You’ll mark what time you plan to pick up your order from the market. Be sure to save your order number, the last name of who placed the order and what vendors you purchased from – knowing that information will make your market experience easy and efficient!
Online orders for each market open the day of the
prior market and end the Thursday before the market at 6 p.m. For example,
orders for the July 4 market will open on Saturday, June 20 and end Thursday,
July 2 at 6 p.m. Attendees then pick up items from vendors on market Saturdays.
No purchases will be made on-site.
On the morning of the market, you’ll enter at Second Ave and Sixth Street SE going westbound. As you enter, you’ll receive a market map with a full list and location for all vendors. On the back of the map, there is space for you to write the last name of who placed the order and the order number - so remember to bring something to write with! And be sure to have Display the map in your windshield so vendors can grab your items as you pull up. The market closes promptly at noon. You MUST ENTER 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE MARKET CLOSES to allow time to drive through the market and pick up your items.
The entire venue is one-way. There will be two lanes - a driving lane and a pick up lane. Please drive slow and maintain distance between you and the car in front of you. To pick up, pull off into the pick up lane in front of the vendor you’re picking up from. Stay in your car at all times. The vendor will look at your last name and order number and grab your items. All items will be prepackaged and the vendor will drop off items in your back seat or trunk. After pick up is done, safely enter back into the driving lane. Mix up with a vendor or need to speak with a volunteer? There will be info booths throughout the venue where you can pull off and get help from a volunteer.
**ONLY cars are allowed to drive through. If you have a bicycle, or motorcycle, please park outside the venue and walk to the info booth at the venue entrance with your order number. Anticipate that there will be a wait time, and please keep physical distance, standing at least 6 feet apart.
The drive-thru market allows for a smaller number of vendors than a traditional Downtown Farmers Market, but the public can support vendors not present at the drive-thru markets all season long by shopping from Virtual Vendors at www.cedarrapids.shopwhereilive.com/farmersmarket. All approved market vendors have the opportunity to sell products on the platform and can facilitate their own delivery and pick up options.
Mandatory Health and Safety Guidelines
Above all, please, if you are feeling ill or are running a fever, do not attend the market to protect the health and safety of fellow patrons, vendors, and volunteers.
Vendors MUST follow these health and safety guidelines to vend at the market:
- Must prepackage all orders placed online
- Sanitary gloves are required to be worn
- Masks are required to be worn
- Follow that a minimum of 2, maximum of 4 people will be allowed to work in a vendor stall at a time
- Hand Sanitizer and/or hand-washing station is required in every vendor stall
- No hand-to-hand contact with consumers
- Vendors are required to wash their hands, wipe down all surfaces, and change gloves at least once per-hour
- No tablecloths are allowed in vendor stalls
- If a vendor is feeling ill or are running a fever, do not attend the market
Attendees MUST follow these safety and health guidelines:
- Purchases must be made online ahead of time, no on-site purchases will be allowed
- Please limit interaction with vendors by not getting out of your car
- Follow directions pertaining to the flow of traffic at the market
We look forward to seeing you at the market!
The Downtown Farmers’ Market is proud to showcase vendors selling goods and produce, grown and created by each vendor and all made in Iowa.
Become a Vendor
Interested in having a booth at the market? We have a variety of ways to participate!
Look for the 2021 venue map next year!
Check out all of the 2020 Season vendors and shop by category or vendor!2020 Season vendors
We’re not just veggies! As you shop our wide selection of vendors, you’ll enjoy a variety of local entertainment and programming options for the entire family.
Check out our entertainment scheduled and other fun activities planned throughout the market venue! See schedule
We want you to have the best experience possible when visiting the market. To help plan your visit, Read more!
Getting to the Market
Getting to the market is easy when you know all the options! Find out more
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust!