Mike and Melody Coffey show off the new Farmer’s Market t-shirts at the information table on opening day of the Decorah Farmer’s Market May 4. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Roz Weis)
Mike and Melody Coffey show off the new Farmer’s Market t-shirts at the information table on opening day of the Decorah Farmer’s Market May 4. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Roz Weis)
The Decorah Farmers Market opened for the 2022 season on Wednesday, May 4, and will run through the end of October. This year, the market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Find the market in the city parking lot on W. Day Spring Lane across from the Post Office. 
On Wednesday, May 4, many local vendors were present with vegetables, plants, baked goods, meat and more. “We’ve missed our amazing customers and are looking forward to another year of fresh, whole food and community connections,” said Farmers Market Manager Kristin Eggen. This will be Eggen’s third season as market manager. 
“People might think that just because their garden isn’t planted yet, that there won’t be anything to buy at the farmers market,” said Eggen, “but that’s far from reality. Many of our farmers have been working hard in their greenhouses, producing delicious tender spinach and other greens and perfect little seedlings. Farm fresh eggs will also be available. Besides that, meat, canned goods and baked goods are always in season at the farmers market.”
On Saturday, May 7, the Decorah Farmers Market will host an Art Market, featuring local artists alongside favorite market vendors. This family-friendly market will feature eight local artists, face painting, kids activities, insta-poems and live music by Slapdash Bluegrass from 9 to 11 a.m. 
The Decorah Farmers Market proudly accepts SNAP EBT and Double Up Food Bucks. Shoppers wishing to use these payment methods can be assisted at the information table. Additionally, many vendors accept state-issued WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.
Seniors who wish to sign up for the Winneshiek Medical Center’s Senior nutrition coupons, can do so at the farmers market on Wednesday, June 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., or at the Senior Center on Thursday, June 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. as well as Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Vendors for the 2022 season include: Git Fresh Greenhouse, Tom Mathiason and Perry Halse, Timber Ridge Gardens and Bakery, Canoe Creek Produce, Sweet Season Farm, Neil Bodensteiner, John’s Fresh Produce, Humble Hands Harvest, Zimmerman’s Greenhouse, Jane’s Dry Mixes, Crane Creek Farm, Kymar Acres, Benjegerdes Greenhouse, 301 Eatery, Top of the Hollow Farm, Empty Nest Winery, Witt’s Baked Goods, Friesenhof Farm, Sweet Southern Kettle Corn and more. 
To learn more about the Decorah Farmers Market, visit www.visitdecorah.org/farmers-market/, or find Decorah Farmers Market on social media.