Cherokee Area Farmers Market is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) as part of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program project to celebrate Iowa
Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week.
Iowa Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week showcases the contributions and importance of farmers markets in the fabric of our community, and our local grower's bountiful production of fruits and vegetables available for sale at the market. There are 219 farmers markets in the State, and, as one of the 20 markets selected to partner with IDALS in this project, Cherokee Area Farmers Market is excited about the special observance of Cherokee Farmers Market Day.
In celebration, the Cherokee Area Farmers Market will be distributing $1 coupons to shoppers to redeem toward a purchase of locally grown, fresh produce; 150 shoppers will receive a free, reusable
market tote; recipes packets will be available and a (cooking demonstration/tasting booth) will be featuring fresh produce available at the market.
At the signing, Mayor Pierce said the Cherokee Area Farmers Market is an important part of Cherokee's economic and social well-being.
"We are in peak season, we are excited about celebrating Cherokee Farmers Market Day, and we invite everyone to come and enjoy the day and shop the market," said Market Manager Jim Adamson.
The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June through September at the restored, historic Cherokee Railroad Depot, 119 S. Fourth St., Cherokee. For photos from the Farmers' Market, see the Cherokee Farmers Market Photo Gallery