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Free mobile app for Iowa farmers markets


There's a new mobile app to help you find the more than 230 farmers markets across the state.

And it's free!

The app is available for both iPhones and Android phones and allows users to find the farmers market closest to them by using GPS location services or to search for specific farmers markets by city or zip code.

Once they have located a market, the user can view the hours of the market, browse a list of vendors and see a phone number and email address of the market manager. App users can also leave reviews of the market and vendors and upload their photos to share with others.

The app is free to download and is available through Apple's App store and Google Play by searching "Iowa Farmers Markets." The app for android phones can also be found here.  The download for Apple devices is here.

Farmers markets continue to grow in popularity.  An Iowa farmers market survey completed for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship showed market sales have increased an average of 18% per year from 2004 to 2009. It also showed that Iowa markets had $38.4 million in direct sales in 2009 and a $71 million impact on Iowa's economy.

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