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Boone drive-thru farmers market aims to be largest of its kind in central Iowa

Boone drive-thru farmers market aims to be largest of its kind in central Iowa

A weekly, drive-thru farmers market kicks off Friday night at the Central Iowa Expo site in Boone, and organizers are hoping it becomes the largest of its kind in central Iowa.

The site is normally home to the annual Farm Progress Show, which was set for September but organizers canceled in June due to COVID-19 concerns.

“The idea came when we found out Farm Progress was going to have to cancel their show for the year,” said Kris Blocker, Central Iowa Expo event manager. “We started thinking of the different ways we could utilize our space, and just took the concept of trying to help the farmers.”

Attendees can check out locally-sourced products from the comfort of their vehicles from 4-8 p.m. on Fridays until Oct. 30 at 1827 217th Road in Boone.

Read the full article on the Des Moines Register website.



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