Farmers Market News

Vendor: Freedom Blend Coffee

Freedom Blend Coffee sells coffee blends and hot and iced beverages at Beaverdale Farmers Market. Coffee blends are sold in half-pound packages for $8, 1-pound packages for $13, and one-pot packs for $2. Blends include organic, mild, bold, extra bold and decaf varieties.  In addition to hot

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Vendor: Prairie Landscapes, LLC

Prairie Landscapes brings native Iowa plants to Beaverdale Farmers Market in 2016. “Our passion is to promote native landscapes in urban settings of all sizes.  We create habitat for pollinators and other animals, reduce the amount of high-input landscapes, and prove that native landscapes can be beautiful. We offer live

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Market Closed June 14

Beaverdale Farmers Market is cancelled for Tuesday, June 14 as Polk County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m.  We don’t close for rain, but this system is more threatening than rain. This is not a decision we ever want to make but vendor and customer safety

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Recipes: June 14

For week two of Beaverdale Farmers Market, here’s a recipe for a light and quick pasta meal. Use asparagus and snap peas from the market in this recipe from Epicurious:  Pasta with Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus and Parmesan Some comments share variations on this simple dish, such as adding diagonal-sliced

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Recipes: June 7


Each week during market season we find recipes with ingredients that are likely available from vendors at that week’s market.  This week we feature strawberries, honey and greens. We have a new vendor from the Beaverdale neighborhood, Meadow BlazingStar Wildflower Honey, offering raw and unfiltered honey in a variety of

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Same Great Market; Brand New Street

So you know exactly where Beaverdale Farmers Market opens tomorrow, take a look at this map. Barricades will be set up on Urbandale Avenue at Beaver (east) and 42nd Street (west). Prepared food vendors will be in the left and right turn lanes on the south side of Urbandale

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Thanks, Farmers Market Coalition


“Despite the economic tumult of the past decade, farmers markets have emerged as a success story of America’s food economy” with more than $1 billion annual revenue generated by local farmers, whose numbers have nearly doubled in that decade. As this article says, a lot has changed

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Market Music June 7: Asphalt & Stained Glass

Asphalt & Stained Glass kicks off Beaverdale Farmers Market’s 2016 season on Tuesday, June 7. The band plays an eclectic set of blues-colored pop , rock, jazz, folk and country rock with a mix of guitars, horns, keyboard, drums and harmonies. Asphalt & Stained Glass has performed every year at the market.  This year

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Beaverdale Farmers Market Opens Tuesday, June 7!

Beaverdale Farmers Market staff and volunteers are excited for opening day on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. We’ve been active since the close of market last fall, with new permits, barricades, posters and signs.  The shed was moved and the stage sold, all in preparation for a new location

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Tuesday, June 7: Market Launch and Primary Votes

Happy Memorial Day to our followers and fellow farmers market lovers. A week from tomorrow we will celebrate the opening day of the 2016 Beaverdale Farmers Market on Urbandale Avenue. The market site will go from Beaver Ave. to 42nd St, near Acanthus Lodge #632.  Market hours are

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