Produce in the Park June 16 will offer all sorts of activities and delicious food. This Thursday, the Nishna Valley Family YMCA will be at the park with two bounce houses for kids and adultsized tricycles for teens and adults. But the YMCA won’t be the only organization offering bicycling fun at the farmers market.
The Atlantic Elks will be hosting a Bike Rodeo for kids at Produce in the Park June 16. The bike rodeo will offer kids the chance to participate in bike obstacle courses and win small prizes. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes, trikes, and helmets to the park. Don’t have a bike? The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department will be at Produce in the Park with a few rental bikes and helmets for kids to use for free (not to mention lots of fun yard games for both kids and adults). Lastly, Nishna Valley Trails will be at the market sharing Cass County trails maps and other information on biking in Cass County.
In addition to the bike activities, yard games, and bounce houses, this week visitors to Produce in the Park will enjoy Hungry Spartan Pizza food truck and lots of rhubarb. The Guest Chef will be offering free taste tests of fresh rhubarb and rhubarb cobbler, and vendors will be selling rhubarb jams, pastries, crisps, and more.
Other products expected at the June 16 market include popcorn and lemonade, early season produce such as green onions, asparagus, spinach, and other greens, lots of local meats (beef, pork, and lamb), farm-fresh eggs, honey, soaps, candles, jewelry, wood crafts, greeting cards, and plants for your home garden.
Produce in the Park June 16:
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022)
Food Truck: Hungry Spartan Pizza
Free Live Music: Sarah Selders
Products: Produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods and desserts, popcorn and lemonade, soaps, candles, greeting cards, wood crafts, and more.
Featured Food: Rhubarb! Fresh rhubarb, rhubarb jams, rhubarb pastries, free samples of rhubarb cobbler from the Guest Chef, and more.
Activities: Bounce houses and bike rodeo for kids; yard games for all!
Visiting organizations: Atlantic Parks and Recreation, Cass County Master Gardeners, Cass County
Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Nishna Valley Trails, Nishna Valley Family YMCA.
Self-Care Summer Organization: Zion Integrated Behavioral Health Services
Free drawing: 1 dozen farm-fresh eggs from Brun Ko Farm. (Sponsored by the Cass County Local Food Policy Council.)
Payment methods accepted: All vendors accept cash. Many accept credit card and Venmo. All qualifying food vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as food stamps). All fresh produce vendors both accept and
distribute Double Up Food Bucks (coupons given for SNAP/EBT purchases of fresh produce).
Produce in the Park June 2022 farmers markets are sponsored by the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission, the Nishna Valley Family YMCA, Cass County Tourism, Cass Health, First Whitney Bank and
Trust, the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, and Deter Motor Co.
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