The summer Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the area surrounding City Hall since 1845.
Now, the market sprawls over more than three city blocks on Iowa Street and extending down 12th and 13th Streets.
Each Saturday morning, May 7 through October 29, local vendors gather to sell homegrown or handmade items.
What’s New at Market
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: The Double Up Food Bucks program would provide the EBT users with a dollar for dollar match up to $10 for FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, turning 10 SNAP dollars into $20 worth of fresh local produce! With a current program in place for EBT/ SNAP card users, Double Up Food Bucks is our next step.
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.
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!
Market Recipe Ideas
It’s as easy as:
1- Homemade Pizza Crust (Directions are on package for cooking
2 Cups- Chopped Tomatoes
1 1/2 to 2 Cups- Shredded Cheese
Fresh Vegetables and Meats of your Choice! (I personally love basil leaves and shredded zucchini…)
Chopped Apple Salad
It’s as easy as mixing together:
6-Sliced Apples (Your choice of sweet or sour, with skins or without)
1.5 cups- Blueberries
3- Diced Peaches(Skinned)
1.5 cups- Blackberries
Lettuce (Variety and amount of your choice)
And to top it off with a Homemade Shaken Raspberry Vinaigrette
- ½ cup fresh red raspberries
- ¼ cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- ½ tbsp mustard (Djion preferable)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Our Market Money program allows shoppers to use their EBT, debit, and credit cards at a wide variety of vendors.
Starting July 2nd, 2016 we are releasing our Double Up Food Bucks program for EBT card users. Please click here to learn more about Double Up Food Bucks!
Join our Double Up Food Bucks sponsorship program today by contacting Colleen or Michaela at 563-588-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org!