Shop Smaller, a Pop-Up Farmers Market



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.


Indoor Farmer’s Market – Canceled – Please Read the Note

vendor at the farmer's market
photo by Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market Facebook page

We know that one of the very popular activities at the First Street Community Center is attending the Farmer’s Market.  The organizers of the market have posted the following note on their Facebook page, be sure to read the “good news” section.

Be safe, be well, and we will see you again after this passes for the outdoor Farmers Market season!

This is from the Farmer’s Market Facebook Page 03/18/20

Hey there Everyone!

With yesterday’s announcement from the governor about limiting group gatherings to ten or less people, we are going to have to cancel the remaining two weeks of Saturday morning farmers’s markets. We are going to set our sights on looking forward to the outdoor markets that will start on Thursdays in May, but until then, we will have to say, “See ya in a bit!”


There is still good news for today, here & now!

Our vendors are still offering their products for private sales and here is a list of contact information for some of the vendors:

One thing to notate about dealing directly with the owner of a small business is the fact that they are more than happy to work with you on how and when to get their quality products into your hands. For instance, Jaime from Twisted Oaks Meats mentioned that if you go to their website and click on the Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market as the delivery point for your order, she’ll meet you there! Pretty cool, huh?!?!?!

~ Beef, pork, and poultry meats
Jamie Bierman
Mobile (563) 889-0175

~ Specialty Desserts,
including gluten free products!
Linda Hurst
[email protected]
Mobile (319) 321-7271

~ Specialty Cupcakes
Angie Watson
[email protected]
Mobile (319) 430-3519

~ Raw Honey
Lynn St. John
Mobile (319) 270-6614

~ Black Walnuts and Hickory Nuts
Del Lawrence
Mobile (319) 854-7430

~ Handmade soaps and other beauty products
Rebecca Mueller
[email protected]
Mobile (319) 551-2082
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Don’t Miss the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2019-2020


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

photo of fall vegetables on display

It may be cold and snowy outside! But it’ll be nice and warm inside the First Street Community Center for the first indoor market of the season! Come and visit this Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 10am – noon for the start of the indoor farmers’ market inside the First Street Community Center! (Insert wild cheering and applause here)

We are expecting some great things including but not limited to honey, baked goods, produce including gourmet mushrooms, arts and crafts, and more!

Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two! 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!

Gluten-free products and tasty treats are here, along with honey, shag-bark hickory nuts, walnuts and dry herbs.

Hand-dipped chocolates, exquisite hats, scarves and baby items. Handcrafted jewelry is a must-see, perfect for gifts.

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!


Farmers Market – FREE Live Music – Leah Woosley and Braden Rood


Come out to the Mount Vernon Farmers Market this Thursday the 6th of September from 4:30 – 6:30!

Not only will you get a chance to purchase fresh produce from local farmers you know and trust, but, we will be hosting live music by Leah Woosley & Braden Rood!

Come on out and support your local farmers, get some great fresh produce, and a FREE live music show by two fun local musicians.

Check out the YouTube video below to hear a sample: