Enjoy the Always Fresh Local Produce at Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle Farmers Market is a place for local crafters and farmers, focusing on Carlisle family gardens and small farms. The market takes place on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm, from July through August. Carlisle Farmers Market features a delightful selection of fresh products including several handcrafted products, eggs, honey, cheese, fruit, fudge, plants, and baked goods among others. Parking is available on Rt 225 at Kimball’s Ice cream stand, or across from FMA Alliance. The mission of Carlisle Market is to make locally-grown, fresh vegetables and fruits, and other local produce accessible, while bringing together local vendors, visitors, neighbors, and families. Carlisle Farmers Market strives to establish a direct link between the consumer and producer, promote local businesses and farmers while having a great time. Carlisle Farmers Market works together with Double Up Food Bucks, and the low-income nutrition assistance program in Iowa, and is a member of Iowa’s Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program.

Do you enjoy locally grown, freshly picked, incredibly tasty, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables in the best peak season? Are you an avid ice cream fan? If you are, a visit to Carlisle Market is one of the best ways to spend your Saturday morning.

Do you consider yourself a Locavore? You will be delighted by the locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Carlisle community farm at Foss Farm and Carlisle farmers, alongside other products, crafts, eggs, fudge, home-baked treats and bread, and honey. You will find several delightful vegetables for your homemade dishes. Meet local farmers and explore local cheese, sweet and savory baked products, pesto, salsa, honey, cider, and fudge. The market also features a selection of items from craftsmen such as antique furniture, knit items, jewelry, plants, flowers, and much more. One of the things you should not miss out on during your trip to Carlisle Farmers Market is Kimball’s delicious ice cream.

Carlisle Farmers Market primarily focuses on local food, eggs, and honey. The vendors are quite hospitable and friendly and make for delightful company. It is a great place to enjoy what the area has to offer and meet new people. The products and foods at Carlisle Farmers Market are of the highest quality, and you will be anything but disappointed when you purchase something at the market.

The Market is usually open during fall and summer. There are a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, processed products, herbs, flowers, and specialty items. Vegetables on offer during the Fall season include arugula, broccoli, beets, carrots, cabbage, collards, Chinese greens, cucumber, sweet corn, dry beans, garlic, eggplant, green onions, green beans, hot peppers, leeks kale, lettuce, onions, peas, mushrooms, parsnips, pumpkins, radishes, salad greens, rutabaga, shallots, summer squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, turnips, tomatoes, and swiss chard. Fruits available at Carlisle Farmers Market during the fall season include watermelons, raspberries, plums, pears, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupes, apricots, and apples. Dairy products include cheese, goat cheese, and eggs. Processed products include teas, soap, preserves, honey, dried fruits, coffee, cider, bread, and baked goods. The market also features dried and fresh herbs and fresh flowers during the fall season. Specialty products on offer include seeds, plants, gourds, and firewood.