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Grinnell Farmers Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

GRINNELL, Iowa – This year National Farmers Market Week is August 4th – 10th, a great time to get freshly picked produce! Luckily there are many options at the Grinnell Farmers Market to find fresh produce, handcrafted items, and freshly baked goods.

During National Farmers Market Week, the Grinnell Farmers Market will be highlighting different vendors on social media and will be bringing in live music for shoppers to listen to while at market. Drake Community Library will be at market with kids’ activities. This year’s music feature is Ace Jones. Jones is a singer/songwriter originally from California but lives in Marion. His set includes originals and covers that have inspired him personally. He will be playing on Thursday, August 8th at market. Drake Community Library AmeriCorps team members will also be onsite Thursday with books and activities for kids. Market takes place on the Northwest side of Central Park, along Broad Street. It is open from 3 – 6 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.

Returning this year, Grinnell Market Fresh is available with pickup available at this Thursday market. Grinnell Market Fresh is a boxed meal service aim to emulate Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and similar services. It provides all the fresh produce and instructions needed to make a healthy homemade meal when you don’t have time to shop the market. This week’s meal is Steak and Tomato Panzanella (vegetarian options available). for more details on the meal and to order. Pre-order required, orders must be placed by 5pm Wednesday, August 7th.

Take a moment right now to block off an hour or two this week to swing by the Grinnell Farmers Market and support our vendors during National Farmers Week!

The Grinnell Farmers Market is a 100% producer grown or made market, meaning that all items for sale must be entirely grown or made by the vendor or immediate family members. All items must be made or grown in Iowa. For non-food items, inputs may be purchased but the final product must be the vendor’s own creation; for example, a vendor may sell a knitted sweater if they purchase the yarn and then knit the sweater themselves.

For more information about market, contact the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-236-6555 Make sure to visit and like the Grinnell Farmers Market Facebook page to see what’s happening at market!

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