About Our Market
We invite you to visit our Historic Downtown and enjoy Iowa grown and produced food products. Our Market on Central is committed to choosing a product mix that is attractive to our customer while keeping a balance. This will include a wide variety of locally fresh produce along with homemade baked goods, wine, jams, salsas, cheese, pasta, cut flowers, perennials and other unique homemade and home-grown value added products from Iowa. You will also find artwork, crafts, pottery, jewelry and a variety of entertainment that will add to your pleasure and enjoyment of the Market on Central. Bring your family and join us for an enjoyable Thursday evening.
If you have an interest in volunteering for a few hours at Market on Central, contact Jon Shields at 515-955-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been a part of Market on Central since the very first season and it is a market like no other. It’s an event! The vendors offer quality products and there’s something for everyone. I’m proud to be a part of the Market and I can’t wait to meet new popcorn lover and see my returning customers this summer.
We were one of the first produce vendors to sign up for the Market on Central and we are glad we did! We enjoy seeing new faces each year in addition to our regular customers. We also enjoy educating people about new products and their nutritional value.
Market on Central is a relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience! Thank you! Every vendor provided a unique product or food item and a friendly greeting for us. We enjoyed every booth and a few ''samples'' of tasty wines. The Market was just a great Saturday morning stroll down Central. Thanks for the memories!
The Market on Central is one of the best markets in the area. I have to drive at least an hour to find a market that is comparable so missing the Market on Central is not an option. There are definitely favorites that I try to hit every single market; Eric’s Enchiladas to stock up on enchiladas, chips, and fresh salsa, Olde Boston’s for a breakfast burrito, Miller Creek Baking for sweets and bread for the week, and any of the fresh veggie stands depending on what I’m looking for that week. I also like to stop by the plant vendor, the soap stand, the reclaimed wood vendor where I found my dining room table that I absolutely LOVE, and if the girls are with me we have to stop and get either popcorn or cotton candy. Add to all of this the bike to market option, the live music and special events each week, and the overall amazing atmosphere that this market creates in Fort Dodge on a Saturday morning and I couldn’t recommend a better stop!