Iowa winter farmer’s markets kick off this month

A sign points to the indoor farmers market during a previous season in Mount Vernon. Iowa's winter farmers market season kicks off in November. CREDIT: CINDY HADISH

Outdoor farmers markets in Iowa generally end their seasons in October, with indoor markets closely following behind.

Locally grown squash, apples, root crops, such as potatoes and onions, and other produce is still available, along with local honey, meats, nuts, baked goods, handcrafted items and more.

Special holiday markets in Iowa City return this year, along with weekly or monthly markets throughout Eastern Iowa.

See the Homegrown list of winter farmers markets, below, and find updates throughout the season at: homegrowniowan.com/farmers-markets

— Buffalo Ridge Orchard farm store, 1337 Rollins Road, Central City; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through December. (319) 521-1353; info@buffaloridgeorchard.com; www.buffaloridgeorchard.com

— Dubuque: Kennedy Mall, 555 JFK Rd., west concourse next to Planet Fitness; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, November through April. (Closed Dec. 25.) (563) 581-9688; www.wintermarketdbq.com

Freight House Farmers’ Market, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. www.freighthousefarmersmarket.com

— Iowa City Holiday Market: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 and Dec. 18. www.icgov.org/farmersmarket

— Iowa City: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building C, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays on Nov. 7 and 21; Dec. 5 and 19; Jan. 9 and 23; Feb. 6 and 20; March 6 and 20 and April 10 and 24. johnsoncomarket@gmail.com

— Mount Vernon: First Street Community Center, 221 First St. E; 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 6 through Jan. 29. No market on Nov. 27 or Dec. 25. mtvernonfm@yahoo.com

NewBo City Market: 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Regular business hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. www.newbocitymarket.org

— Urbana: American Legion Hall, 204 W. Wood St.; 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, November through April.

— Waverly: Thinkwell Roasting Shop, 123 W. Bremer Ave.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. First and third Saturdays November through April (second and fourth Saturdays in January.)

— West Branch: Town Hall, 205 E. Main St.; 10 a.m. to noon. First Saturday of the month, November through April.

— Winneshiek County: Danan Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18.