DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS & COVID-19

posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Farmers Market & Farm Stand Update

LAST UPDATED: July 13, 2020

dufb

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many farmers markets and farm stands across Iowa – including sites which participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program – to delay their opening or change their operating procedures. However, most markets in the state are now re-opened and following social distancing guidelines.  

Double Up Food Bucks expands access to healthy foods for Iowans in need while supporting local farmers, food systems and economies.

  • For more information on how Double Up Food Bucks works at the farmers market, click here
  • For a full listing of Double Up Food Bucks locations, including farmers markets, grocery stores and farm stands, click here.

See below for the latest updates on farmers markets where Double Up Food Bucks is available and/or reach out to your local farmers market if you have specific questions. Farmers markets listed alphabetically by location.

AMES

Ames Main Street Farmers Market

  • Hours: Saturdays, May 9 – October 17, 8 a.m. – Noon. October hours are 9 a.m. – Noon. 
  • Location: The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza. 
  • Open? Operating in person on Saturdays following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
CLEAR LAKE/MASON CITY

Clear Lake Farmers Market

  • Hours: Saturdays, May through October, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Location: Surf Ballroom & Museum, 460 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake 
  • Open? Operating in person on Saturdays following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes, SNAP centralized system and tokens

North Iowa Farmers Market

  • Hours: Tuesday and Fridays, May through October, 4–6 p.m.
  • Location: Corner of 1st NE Street and Delaware Ave., Mason City
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
DAVENPORT

Freight House Farmers Market

  • Hours: Wednesday 4–8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; May through October
  • Location: Freight House at 421 W River Drive, Davenport  
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

DECORAH

Decorah Farmers Market

  • Hours: Wednesdays, 3–6 p.m.; Saturdays 8–11 a.m.,; May through October
  • Location: Oneota Co-Op parking lot, 312 W Water St.
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
DES MOINES METRO

Beaverdale Farmers Market

  • Hours: Tuesdays, 4 – 7:30 p.m., June 2 – September 8
  • *NEW* Location: 48th St and Franklin Ave., on the south side of Franklin, Des Moines
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

Dog Patch Urban Gardens Farm Stand

  • Location: 5085 Meredith Drive, Des Moines 
  • Open? Accepting online orders only at this time. Visit the website to learn more about ordering and pick-up options.
  • Accepting DUFB? Not at this time.

Johnston Farmers Market

  • Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m., through the beginning of October.
  • Location: 6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston Public Library
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

Lutheran Services Iowa Global Greens

  • Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 30 through October
  • Location: 3200 University Avenue, Des Moines
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

Sweet Tooth Farm

  • Hours: Drive-thru farm stand on Wednesdays (beginning June 3); Veg Box pick-up on Saturdays, 3–4 p.m.
  • Location: 1809 8th Street, Des Moines 
  • Open? Accepting one customer at the table at a time, please wear a mask. Car pick-up also available. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Drive-thru farm stand accepts EBT and Double Up Food Bucks. Veg Box Orders able to earn DUFB only at this time. EBT accepted.

Valley Junction Farmers Market 

  • Hours: Thursday, 4–8 p.m. 
  • Location: 301 5th Street, West Des Moines 
  • Open? The Valley Junction Farmers Market is operating at a reduced capacity focusing on food and farm products. Visit their website for attendance guidelines.
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
DUBUQUE

Dubuque Farmers Market

  • Hours: Saturdays, 7 a.m. – Noon, May 30 through October. October hours are 8 a.m. – Noon. 
  • Location: Iowa Streeet between 11th and 13th streets
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. Find a digital directory here.
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
GRINNELL

Grinnell Farmers Market

  • Hours: Thursdays, 3–6 p.m. starting June 4;  Saturdays, 10 a.m.–Noon starting June 6
  • Location: Sidewalks of Broad Street and 4th Avenue
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Iowa City Farmers Market

  • Location: Online. In-person farmers market scheduled to open July 4.
  • Open? Order online here.  
  • Accepting DUFB? DUFB immediate discount applied at time of EBT purchase.
MARSHALLTOWN

Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market

  • Hours: Wednesdays, 4–7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.–Noon
  • Location: Cartwright Pavilion, 108 N 2nd Ave.
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

The Market Place

  • Hours: Wednesdays 4 - 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; May 6 to October 31 
  • Location: 709 S. Center Street, Marshalltown
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
MONTEZUMA

Pleasant Grove Homestead Farm Stand

  • Hours: Contact to schedule a visit.
  • Location: 5390 Barnes City Rd, Montezuma
  • Open? Yes
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
WASHINGTON

Washington Farmers Market

  • Hours: Thursdays, 5–7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 205 N. Main 
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes
WATERLOO

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

  • Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.–Noon 
  • Location: RiverLoop Expo Plaza, 460 Jefferson Street
  • Open? Operating in person following social distance guidelines. 
  • Accepting DUFB? Yes

Waterloo Greens To Go

  • Hours & Locations: 

    Tuesday – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Jesse Cosby Center, 1112 Mobile St.
    Tuesday – 2- 4:00 p.m. at Dollar General, 820 W. 5th St.
    Friday – 2- 5:00 p.m. at Jubilee United Methodist Church, 1621 E. 4th St.

  • Open? Yes

  • Accepting DUFB? Yes