Check out your local Farmer’s Market!

Warm weather is all around and with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, the unofficial start to summer is right around the corner!

Visiting your local farmer’s market is not only fun, but also supports the local economy, the environment, and builds strong communities. So head on out and see what your farmer’s market has to offer!

Here is this year’s listing of markets in Benton, Iowa, Linn, and Tama counties. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check here for more listings!

2012 Local Farmer’s Markets

Benton County

Belle Plaine, 5-7 p.m. Fridays; May 25 through Oct. 26, 13th Street and Sixth Avenue; Becky Poduska, (641) 489-2107.

Urbana, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, May 26 through Sept. 29, American Legion Pavilion, 204 W. Wood St.; Eileen Schmidt, (319) 560- 6829.

Shellsburg, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays; May 30 through Oct. 10, Sell Street; Judy Shaeffer, (319) 436-3566.

Vinton, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 through Sept. 27, Vinton Railroad Depot, 612 Second Ave.; Duane Randall, (319) 472-4164.

Youngville Café, 3:30-6 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through Oct. 12, Hwy. 30 & 218; Lorraine Van Fleet, (319) 573-0720.

Iowa County

Homestead Amana, 4-7 p.m. Fridays, May 25 through Sept. 14, Henry’s Village Market, 4125 V St., Homestead Amana; Andy Bodenbender, (319) 622-3931.

Williamsburg, 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, May—October, Williamsburg City Park; Callie Wetjen Wiebold, (319) 551-3937.

Linn County

Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids city parking lot, 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, (except during Downtown Markets) and 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1 through Oct. 20, Eighth Avenue and Second Street SE; Teresa White, (319) 286-5699.

Greene Square Park, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, June—August, 3rd Ave and 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids; Jill Wilkins, 319-286-5731

Noelridge Park, 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, (except Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day) May 2 through Oct. 19, Collins Road and Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids; Teresa White, (319) 286-5699.

Downtown Cedar Rapids, 7:30 a.m. to noon on June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21; Aug. 4 and 18; Sept. 1 and 15, Third and Fourth avenues and Second and Third streets SE; Pam Hinman, (319) 730-1415.

Center Point, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through Aug. 31, American Legion Pavilion, Main Street; Britni Graham, (319) 849-1508.

Central City, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 24 through Sept. 27, Courtyard Park, S. Fifth Street; Ruthanne Weighton, (319) 438-1761 or (319) 438-1761.

Ely, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 5 to Oct. 6, Community Center, 1570 Rowley St.; Ali Alldredge, (319) 848-2036.

Hiawatha, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, April 22 through Oct. 28, Guthridge Park parking lot at 10th Avenue; Sandy Barnard, (319) 540-6452

Marion, 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; May 5 through Sept. 29, Taube Park, 2200 31st St.; Pat Carlson, (319) 377-4846.

Uptown Marion Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon on June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11, City Square Park; Marion Chamber of Commerce, (319) 377-6316

Mount Vernon, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 through Oct. 11, Memorial Park, 311 First St. W; Danielle and Laura Strabala, (319) 310-4145.

Springville, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1 through Aug. 28, Cox Lake Pavilion behind City Hall, 304 Broadway; Lena Gilbert, (319) 854-7097.

Tama County

Toledo, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, May 4 through Oct. 26, east side of courthouse; Dawn Troutner, (641) 691-9710.

Traer, 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, May through Oct., junction of highways 8 and 63; Carolyn Adolphs, (319) 478-8624.