2017 marks the 172nd year for the summer Dubuque Farmers’ Market!
Your summer Dubuque Farmers’ Market will be back May 6, 2017!
Visit your local vendors at the Winter Farmers’ Market every Saturday till then!
What’s New at Market
Kids at Market
Join us Saturdays at the corner of 11th & Iowa For Kids at Market 2016!
From 9a-11a, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market is hosting activities for parents and kids ages 5-12.
The events will be FREE of charge!
Double Up Food Bucks Program
Click Here to find out more!
Did You Know: Iowa is ranked dead last- 50th out of 50 states- when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetable consumption. While over 33 million acres of Iowa’s land is dedicated to agriculture, over 84% of food consumed is imported from out of state. 2
In Iowa, income is the social determinant of health most strongly linked to health, surpassing, but not unrelated to race, education and other factors. In Dubuque this relationship is perhaps most
evident when looking at the relationship between overweight children, and eligibility for free and
reduced price lunch. At Fulton, Prescott, Jefferson, Marshall, and Audobon where over 65% of
students are income elegible for free or reduced price lunch, 33- 44% of the students are overweight. 3
Our Impact: In 2015, SNAP beneficiaries spent $4,600 at the market. In 2016, SNAP beneficiaries spent around $7,000. Since July’s DUFB release, $4,100 has been provided as the $1 match for SNAP users. That makes $6,500 extra flowing through the market to local farmers through the SNAP program.
Representative Chuck Isenhart, Jami Haberl and Aryn McLaren from Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, Carolyn Scherf from Iowa State University Extension Office, Colleen Myers of Dubuque Main Street, Angela Tagtow of the USDA, and Andie Donnan the Dubuque Farmers’ Market Manager.