Farmers Market season is upon us, and there are countless reasons to support your local markets! Enjoying produce at its peak freshness, meeting the people who grow your food, protecting the environment, and supporting your local farmers, are just some of the many reasons to attend.  Additionally, most markets include family-friendly activities, so you can bring the whole family! We've put together a list of farmers markets happening this summer in Pottawattamie County. 

Do you host a farmers market in Pottawattamie County that should be included in our blog? Submit the event details to our calendar, and we will get them added!

Farmers Market Council Bluffs

Time: Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Season: May thru September
Location: Bayliss Park

Farmers Market Council Bluffs is the place to be for locally-sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun with more than 50 local vendors. Along with the amazing vendors, the market also hosts live music, group fitness, kid's activities, special events, and more!

FMCB is a program of The 712 Initiative and the 2021 season is presented by CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs. 

Market Schedule

River City Farmers Market

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Season: Ends at the end of September
Location: YMCA Healthy Living Center parking lot 

The River City Farmers Market has great options for fresh-picked locally grown vegetables and flowers, freshly baked goods, honey, free-range chicken and duck eggs, art, jellies, and so much more for you to enjoy!

Thank you to Farm Bureau for sponsoring the plastic bags that are used at the market, especially this year when the use of reusable bags is discouraged. 

Market Schedule

Monday Markets

Time: Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Season: June 21st thru September 20 
Location: UMBA Pavilion in Underwood 

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets which is the place to go for locally-grown produce, baked goods, and entertainment! There are vendors of all types at this market. 

Market Schedule

Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

Time: Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Season: Ends at the end of September
Location: Avoca Main Street (North 200 Block of Elm Street)

Head down to beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food trucks, and family entertainment! This market is organized by Avoca Main Street, Inc. 

Market Schedule

This post was originally published on June 18, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.