Shop Smaller Market



Saturday, November 25 from 10am to 2pm

While taking part in all the Shop Small Saturday festivities in Mount Vernon, shop even smaller at The Mount Vernon First Street Community Center. If you haven’t visited this local treasure, come explore its expansive lending library, its several antique stores, the new Rhubarb Botanicals Apothecary next to Mallory’s Uptown Salon. Take in the unchanged vintage school while winding your way to the gymnasium for a roomful of wares and their locally-based makers.  The SHOP SMALLER MARKET is back for its second year to support your holiday gifting or personal treasure hunting.


Shop Smaller, a Pop-Up Farmers Market




Saturday, November 26 – 10am to 2pm

The Shop Smaller Market is a celebration of local growers, makers, businesses, artisans, and producers from Linn & Johnson County, converging in Mount Vernon on Shop Small Saturday – November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Join us at the First Street Community Center in the classic gymnasium of the former school building.
You’ll find some familiar faces from the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, and you’ll get to know some new people & their wares.

Follow this event page for confirmed vendors and exciting developments as the day approaches.


Don’t Miss the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2020-2021


Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center


Head to the warmth of the First Street Community Center gymnasium starting this Saturday, November 7 from 10am-noon where you’ll find the gym filled with plenty of freshly baked breads, cupcakes, cookies, homemade cinnamon rolls plus locally produced honey, fruit jams, and beef, pork, and poultry meats. There will be seasonal produce, popcorn, handmade soaps, holiday ornaments, bags, aprons, and more!

Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two – please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!

Our market is a thriving little community of entrepreneurs. All our products are raised, produced, or created right here in the surrounding community by the person selling them on the other side of the table.

Beautiful vegetables, delicious artisan breads, jams and jellies. We have several different varieties of local, grass-fed meats as well as farm fresh eggs available.  Dried beans, fresh ground cornmeal, popcorn, and meat seasoning mixes!

Be sure to stop by and see us!

If you have any questions, please Call (319) 560-1391 or Email [email protected].

Be sure to stop inside the First Street Community Center to check out all the fantastic shops as well!