Vendor Information Event

Join us for an informational get-together at Fat Hill Brewing, 17 N Federal, Mason City, on February 21 at 6 p.m. We’ll talk about the plan for the 2022 market season, including the market map, set-up, scheduling, and program information. Get all your questions answered! If you can’t make it, no problem. Just email northiowafarmersmarket@gmail.comContinue reading “Vendor Information Event”

Feature Friday: Eagle Lake Gardens

On a 300 acre farm near Britt, Iowa Bill Rasmuson farmed corn and soybeans commercially for years. Still living on his same childhood farm, Bill fondly remembers the memories made there, especially the large plot of raspberries they grew every year. For Bill, agriculture is in his roots, a part of who he is. ItContinue reading “Feature Friday: Eagle Lake Gardens”

Feature Friday: Mary’s Farm Fresh Brown Eggs

Gary and Mary Tomlinson have always had a passion for caring for animals and raising livestock. They milked dairy cows, raised draft horses and many other animals through the years. They also enjoyed caring for chickens, pigeons and guinea fowl. They never dreamed that this hobby would turn into a small business after their retirement.Continue reading “Feature Friday: Mary’s Farm Fresh Brown Eggs”

Feature Friday: Otto’s Wood Fired

When Steve Otto retired after a life-long career in the cement and concrete industry, he saw retirement as an opportunity to further explore his interest in masonry. This interest lead to the construction of a homemade, brick oven constructed from primarily recycled materials, including the bricks which were chunks of old concrete. Construction began inContinue reading “Feature Friday: Otto’s Wood Fired”

Feature Friday: Huntley Gardens

While Allen Perkins and his wife, Krista, were just finishing up a Ministry Internship in Kansas City and contemplating where life would take them next, Allen received an interesting call from his cousin, Lance. Lance Perkins, an organic farmer from Geneva, MN, had been approached by Wayne and Verlys Huntley, longtime fruit and vegetable farmers,Continue reading “Feature Friday: Huntley Gardens”

Farmers Markets Promote Sustainability

Article by Farmers Market Coalition  Behind the rows of produce, busy vendors, and eager customers, farmers markets are a bustling hub of sustainability. Local farmers deliver fresh, local food to a growing number of shoppers demanding food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly. But farmers markets take sustainability a step further. They alsoContinue reading “Farmers Markets Promote Sustainability”

Feature Friday: Honey Dome Farms, LLC.

After a 29 year banking career, Tammy Fuller had a decision to make: relocate to Des Moines or lose her job with the Bank of America. Tammy didn’t want to uproot her life in Northern Iowa, leaving behind many friends and family so she decided to start her own business brightening people’s day with flowers.Continue reading “Feature Friday: Honey Dome Farms, LLC.”

North Iowa Farmers Market Vendors Enter Open Class Exhibits

Several vendors from the North Iowa Farmers Market (NIFM) submitted open class exhibits at the North Iowa Fair which opened on Wednesday, July 19th and will conclude on Sunday, July 23rd. NIFM vendors ruled the field and garden category claiming many first and second place ribbons. Congratulations to all the exhibitors! Be sure to goContinue reading “North Iowa Farmers Market Vendors Enter Open Class Exhibits”