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Welcome to the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market Blog!

We are excited to open up our Online Market for our Winter Markets. The dates of our Winter Markets are:
January 23, 2021
February 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021

The Online Market will open:
Monday, January 18th at 8 am and close January 21st at 10 pm.

Monday, February 8th at 8 am and close on February 11th at 10 npm.

Monday, March 8th at 8 am and close on March 11th at 10 pm.

Monday April 5th at 8 am and close on April 8th at 10 pm.

Pick up will be at the Winter Market at 500 Main Street, the old HyVee Drugtown location from 10 am until 12:30 pm.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Thank you!

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What’s in an Online Market Membership?

As a member, you are welcome to shop hundreds of products anytime while the market is live. Many of our longtime vendors participating are excited to utilize this service as a way to continue to reach customers during this age of social distancing.

To order through the new online Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market, you’ll need to create a membership account. As a member, you will receive two complimentary purchases and on your third order a $25 membership fee will be added to your total. Running an online market requires payment processing, webhosting fees and labor to put your order together so you can conveniently pick it up! This annual fee will help us keep our overhead low while enabling our team to run the market in a low-contact manner.

Shortly after the market closes, you will receive an email with pick-up instructions and an assigned pick-up time. Please be sure to read these weekly emails carefully as the pick-up process and/or your pick-up time may change from week-to-week.

This Saturday (May 16), pick -up will be housed from the back door of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Cars are advised to enter the south parking lots from the 100 block and make their way down to the Ames Chamber of Commerce at 304 Main Street for curbside pickup from the back door. Online buyers will be given a time frame to arrive to minimize congestion of cars waiting in the parking lot.

We look forward to this new aspect of the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market and thank you for your continued support!