Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market?
Our market is open every Saturday morning from November through April.  Please note that we open a bit later than the Summer Market!  Visit us from 9am – noon. (Closed on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve in 2016)

Where is the Winter Farmers’ Market?
We’re located in the former Colts Building at 1101 Central Avenue in downtown Dubuque, IA during the 2016-17 season.

Where should I park?
Free parking is available across 11th Street from the Colts Building and also kitty-corner across Central Avenue, next to the Bicycle World.  On-street parking is also available but please remember to plug your parking meter!

Are you open every weekend?

We are open every weekend November through April, except for New Years Weekend (Sat. Dec. 29th, 2017).

Cash is preferred.  Some, but not all, vendors accept checks, EBT or debit cards.

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available for purchase in $5 increments either at the Winter Market, or at any branch of Premier Bank.

We offer a market recycling program where we redistribute glass jars, plastic clam shells, egg cartons, and plastic bags for re-use at the market!

Why should I buy local?
Click here for ten great reasons to buy local!

How do I become a vendor at the Market?
You can download a vendor application here. Please contact our Vendor Coordinator, Paula Connors, at market first to ask whether we still have tables available for the upcoming week.

Why should I attend the Winter Farmer’s Market?
Farmers’ Markets have a social aspect you don’t get at the grocery store.  Enjoy coffee and pastries or waffles with neighbors, get to know your farmers face-to-face, support our local economy, and buy food hasn’t traveled as far…all in one place!

Who runs the market?
A dedicated group of volunteers runs the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market.  Our fiscal agent is the Four Mounds Foundation.

How is it funded?
Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market is funded solely on vendor table fees.  In a transition year as the City’s Multicultural Family Center prepares to take over the Colts Building, we thank the City and the Colts for their partnership letting us use the facilities.  We also thank Sustainable Dubuque for their support as we transition to a new building for the 2017-18 year. Four Mounds Foundation  provides program and administrative support. Premier Bank donates our printing costs and Premier joins Theisens Home Farm Auto supporting our Vendor Grant Program.

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