Thousands Enjoy Summer’s First Farmer’s Market at City Hall
Mother Nature delivered stunning weather of blue skies and sunshine for the start of the Dubuque Farmer's Market Summer Season at City Hall.
Hundreds of happy people ventured downtown to enjoy Iowa's oldest farmer's market. It spanned three blocks with several dozen vendors selling everything from fresh-baked treats to handcrafted goods.
Street buskers greeted the lively scene and market attendees. They add a pleasant background ambiance with their music.
The gals from Crazy Goat Soap were happy to share that the perfect weather and many satisfied customers were a welcomed sight. Their goat milk soap is all-natural and refreshes your skin’s moisture with creamy goat milk. It’s great for all skin types. crazygoatsoapdbq.com
Artist Christ Kirk was on-hand to show and sell her spectacular paintings and photographs. The photo above is titled Reflection on the Mississippi. Christy shared that she could not resist venturing onto the frozen river to capture the wintry river scene in her crystal ball. facebook.com/C.A.K.ARTDBQ
Clara Joyce Flowers made it for opening day with a fantastic selection from their fresh-cut flower farm in Stockton, Illinois. They specialize in high-quality blooms, wedding and event floral design, and wholesale cut flower production. clarajoyceflowers.com
Bead and Board
Amy O'Rourke, with her one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewelry and other fun items, said sales were going well, and she's thrilled to be back outside seeing the many smiles and happy folks enjoying the Market. Learn more at BeadandBoard.com
Delia's Baked Goods
After a late-night baking her fresh pastries, by 10 am, Delia Pline was happy to share that she was sure to sell out by the end of the first Saturday Market. Check out and follow Delia on Instagram @ Delias_Bakedgoods
Knehei Gardens from Wyoming, Iowa, attract many curious customers with their remarkable and tasty 53 varieties of jam and jelly.
The streets and vendor stands were bustling around City Hall, with several vendors sharing that they were thrilled to be back for another outdoor season. But, of course, it's no surprise with a brisk business such as it was.
The Breakfast Fried Rice was famous and delicious
Am I in Paris or Dubuque?
The Crepe Iron was hustling to serve up their amazing sweet & savory street crepes to a long line of happy and hungry customers. The Crepe Iron Facebook Page
Whether one was at the market to plant shop, enjoy delicious food, or soak up the sunshine and festive atmosphere, Iowa's oldest Farmer's Market was a fun time for all who came out to enjoy the Saturday morning tradition. The market will be open from 7 am to Noon every Saturday through October.
To learn more about the Dubuque Farmer's Market, visit: dubuquefarmersmarket.org