Produce in the Park has seen a huge increase in attendance this year, and food trucks are proving to be a particularly popular attraction. In response, Produce in the Park is scheduling additional food trucks, and working with food truck vendors to prepare for increased demand. This week, taco truck Zemog’s Cocina will be at the park. Owner Ponce Gomez is bringing both additional food and additional staff to help serve his delicious Tex-Mex. Food truck vendors interested in participating in Produce in the Park should contact the Market Manager at [email protected] or 712-249-5870.
In addition to food trucks, Produce in the Park continues to add other vendors this year. For example, Exira Flower Supply is joining the market for the first time this Thursday, July 7, selling fresh cut flower arrangements. Nearly 20 vendors can be found at the market every week selling local foods and crafts, including everything from cookies and cupcakes to handmade jewelry and soaps. True to its name, Produce in the Park continues to offer premium, fresh, local produce. Bridgewater Farm will have tomatoes at the July 7 market, and Brun Ko Farm will have lots of cabbage, in addition to a variety of other vegetables and fresh herbs.
This week’s local food feature is honey, which is sold by multiple vendors at the park. The Guest Chef will be serving a Thai-inspired slaw that includes honey, in addition to cabbage and fresh cilantro. Noble Provisions will be selling Honey BBQ and Honey Sriracha beef sticks, and Matilda Dawn Creations will be selling honey-themed greeting cards.
Produce in the Park July 7 Community Calendar:
Event: Produce in the Park – Taco Truck, Honey Week, and Parks & Rec Yard Games and Art
Date: July 7, 2022
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022)
Food Truck: Taco Truck Zemog’s Cocina
Activities: It’s Parks & Rec month! Atlantic Parks & Rec will be at the park with yard games and Art in the Park.
Live Music: Sarah Selders
It’s Honey Week! Guest Chef slaw recipe featuring honey (and cilantro). Buy honey and honey-themed products from vendors at the park, including honey-flavored beef sticks and honey-themed greeting cards.
Produce Highlights: Fresh produce (tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage, and more!), meats, farm-fresh eggs, popcorn, lemonade, pastries, kringle, cookies, cupcakes, soaps, candles, lotions, art prints, jewelry, greeting cards, plants, lawn decorations, and more!
Visiting organizations: Atlantic Public Library and July sponsor United Church of Christ of Atlantic. Free drawing for a dozen eggs sponsored by the Cass County Local Food Policy Council. (Anyone age 18+ can enter for free. Winner will be drawn after the market and receive eggs the following week.
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 July 2022 farmers markets are sponsored by the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission, the United Church of Christ of Atlantic, Cass County Tourism, Cass Health, First Whitney Bank and Trust, the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, and Deter Motor Co.
For updates on Produce in the Park, follow Produce in the Park on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ProduceInThePark) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/produceintheparkatlanticia/), or visit the Produce in the Park website to sign up for the e-newsletter at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com. For information on vending at the park, contact Market Manager Brigham Hoegh at [email protected] or 712-249-5870.