After one of the most well-attended summer farmers market seasons, Produce in the Park is now accepting vendor applications for this year’s holiday markets. Holiday markets have been scheduled for the following days: Harvest Market (Nov. 21, 2022, the Monday Before Thanksgiving), Christmas Market (Dec. 22, 2022), Sweetheart Market (Feb. 11, 2023), and Spring Celebration Market (April 6, 2023).
These farmers markets are scheduled just before holidays, so customers can pick up local produce, baked goods, and meats to enjoy at their holiday meals. The markets also offer seasonal decorations, candles, soaps, and gifts by local crafters and artisans, in addition to the chance to grab dinner from favorite food trucks.
Vendors can find the application for all holiday markets at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com, or pick up a printed copy of the form at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. Vendors who register for all four holiday markets receive a discount. Vendor and food truck fees start at $25 dollars per market.
While Harvest Market has been a long-standing tradition, Christmas Market, Sweetheart Market, and Spring Celebration Market were introduced in 2020. The additional holiday markets have seen strong sales and positive customer feedback. Shoppers have been delighted to find local produce available year-round, appreciate the chance to stock up on other local foods throughout the winter, and enjoy incorporating local products into winter holiday celebrations. Also, based on positive customer feedback, Produce in the Park will again be offering online pre-ordering at all four holiday markets this season.
This year, Harvest Market and Spring Celebration Market will be held at the Cass County Community Center and Christmas Market and Sweetheart Market will be held at the Nishna
Valley Family YMCA.
Holiday farmers markets are sponsored by annual sponsors Atlantic Community Promotion Commission, First Whitney Bank and Trust, Cass Health, Deter Motor Co., and Cass County
Tourism. Harvest Market is also being sponsored by Cass County Farm Bureau, and Christmas Market is being sponsored by Meyer & Gross. Produce in the Park continues to welcome additional sponsors for Sweetheart and Spring Celebration Markets. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship should contact Market Manager Brigham Hoegh at [email protected] or 712-249-5870.
A full list of holiday market event details, vendors, and information on pre-ordering will be available online at the Produce in the Park website www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com closer to the market dates. Follow Produce in the Park on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ProduceInThePark) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/produceintheparkatlanticia/) for the latest information.