In the town known for building Winnebago’s, we are the dealership known for selling them. Located only 1-mile from the Winnebago Motorhome Factory in Forest City, IA, our sales, parts and service consultants are the experts on everything Winnebago. We are not only proud of our hometown roots in Forest City, IA, but also our home state of Iowa. With guests from all over the country, we enjoy sharing our favorite places to visit with you so you can enjoy them on your trip here for service or when you pick up your RV at the dealership.
In a state known for its farmland, one of our favorite types of locations we enjoy are our local farmers markets. With some 200 farmers markets in Iowa, you have no limit of options for freshly grown produce, baked goods and a variety of products from eggs to meat, wine, cheese and crafts.
Continue reading to learn about some of our favorite Iowa farmers markets, including some close enough to our dealership to check out during your visit.
Forest City, Iowa – Of course, we have to choose our local Forest City farmers market, hosted downtown on Clark Street, as our favorite. With vendors with a wide range of products including vegetables, flowers, meats, honey, sweets, breads and so much more, the marketplace checks all the boxes of a great farmers market. The market generally runs from mid-June to the beginning of October.
Clear Lake, Iowa – Located in Clear Lake, IA, only 30 minutes from our dealership, the Clear Lake Farmers Market is North Iowa’s largest market and is another great place to visit during your stay. Hosted in the parking lot of the historic Surf Ballroom, the market boasts nearly 70 vendors with an incredibly wide range of products and activities. Products include flowers, homemade breads and pastries, quality meats, honey, jewelry and so much more. Additional interactive vendors include massage therapy chair massages, yoga and reflexology classes, and music performances. The market generally runs from mid-May to mid-October.
Mason City, Iowa – The Mason City Farmers Market is just 35 minutes from the dealership and is hosted in the popular downtown Central Park area. The park itself is a highlight of downtown Mason City with beautiful landscaping and benches for resting, and the farmers market only adds to the joy of visiting. The market includes meat, vegetables, eggs, baked and artisanal goods that you come to expect from a farmers market. It also boasts a full slate of activities and live music. You can also enjoy yoga in the park, bounce houses and more while shopping with your favorite vendors. The market generally runs from June – the beginning of October.
Downtown Des Moines, Iowa – The most popular farmers market in Iowa is hosted downtown in the state capitol, Des Moines. The market has been nationally recognized by both families and critics alike and often appears on the lists of the best farmers markets in America. A staple of downtown Des Moines, the Downtown Farmers Market has hosted vendors and patrons from counties across Iowa since 1975. While the market hosts entrepreneurs commonly associated with farmers markets, including vendors with fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, wine, and more, it also offers a variety of activities and attractions including food vendors, live entertainment and more. The market generally runs from May – October.
Ames, Iowa – The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is another favorite in Iowa. With a diverse group of venders with not only the freshest product but also handcrafted items, fresh baked goods, salsa, cut flowers and more, it is a great spot to join in on the excitement. The market also sponsors three cooking contests throughout the season including the Bacon Sweet & Savory cookoff, Salsa Contest, and Chili Cook Off which are each open to the public. There are also numerous special events throughout the summer including a petting zoo for the little visitors, live performances, visits from Iowa State athletes and Cy the Cardinal himself. The market generally runs from May – October.
Here at Lichtsinn RV, we take pride in supporting our surrounding communities and small businesses, being one of them ourselves. During your visit to the Lichtsinn RV dealership and trip back home, make sure you check out any of these great Iowa farmers markets.
Speak with one of our sales, service and parts consultants to learn even more about what our home-state has to offer!
Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, we have been recognized by Winnebago Industries as the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America each year since 2015. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RV, excellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business office, superior accommodations, no-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here. Lichtsinn RV Recognized as #1 Dealer in Iowa
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