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Indoor farmers markets to be held around the Cedar Valley through December
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership, a local food advocacy group at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, has announced an extended farmers market season for the Cedar Valley. Indoor markets in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Waverly will be open to the public in November and December. Buyers will find locally produced fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, eggs, poultry, and other foody items at these late-season markets.
This is the first year the Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership is sponsoring an extended farmers market season. Andrea Geary, Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership coordinator, states that the late-season markets are an important asset to the community, as many farmers are making great efforts to extend their growing season, thereby offering fresh, healthy and local food far beyond September or October.
"It's important to increase access to this food for the benefit of our larger community's food growers and local food consumers," she said. "It enriches the health of our families and our communities."
Extended season farmers market information is listed below, by date. For more information call (319) 273-7883.
Waverly Harvest Farmers Market: waverly Civic Center, 200 1st St. NE
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 5.
Cedar Falls Harvest Farmers Market: Cedar Falls Community Center, 524 Main St.
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 12.
Waterloo Harvest Farmers Market: Public Market Building, 317 W 3rd St.
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 19.