Coralville Farmers Market changing days and location

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The Coralville Farmers Market will no longer be on Mondays when it kicks off its 21-week season next month. Instead, the market’s sessions will be every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting on May 18.

The market is also moving slightly, from one part of Iowa River Landing to another. It will now be in the True North Plaza parking lot near Staybridge Suites on E 2nd Avenue.

The farmers market moved to the Iowa River Landing from its longtime home at the Coralville Community Aquatic Center in September 2020, after the city’s parks and recreation department turned over management of the market to the Watts Group, a real estate company.

“The Watts Group manages the commercial space down at the IRL for the city of Coralville, and we are always looking for ways to bring traffic and exposure down to the IRL,” Tony Rubino, the market’s manager, told the Press-Citizen in 2020 about its move.

According to a news release from the market, this year’s version will feature all the fresh vegetables, fruit and other local items shoppers expect, and returning vendors include Amana Farms, Coral Rose Boutique and Otter Creek Produce. As is traditional, each week the market will also feature live music from local musicians.

This year’s Coralville Farmers Market is scheduled to run from May 18 to October 5.