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Don't Say Goodbye to Farmers Markets

Now that the weather is turning cold and the last pumpkins have been sold at your local farmers market, you might think you won’t see your favorite vendors for several months.

However, that’s not true at many places in Iowa, where markets run year-round and sell not only produce, but also meats, cheeses, home-baked goods and much more. Check out one of these winter markets.

Dubuque: The Dubuque Winter Farmers Market touts itself as the first winter market in Iowa and got its start from a customer who didn’t want to quit buying eggs from her favorite vendor. Paula Connors, a volunteer for the market, says the original market grew from about a dozen vendors to about 30.

The market offers produce, including hydroponic leafy vegetables; root vegetables, garlic, potatoes, squash, onions, canned goods,  meat, cheese,...



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