Iowa Farmers
Market Association 

About Us

IFMA was organized in 2002 by farmers market managers from across Iowa. Our objectives include educating the public about the many benefits of locally-grown, fresh food; promoting farmers markets; and continuing education for market managers and vendors. IFMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

2014 Board Members
    President - Donna Brahms, Atlantic FM
    Vice President - Mallory Smith, Columbus Junction FM
    Secretary - Dawn Troutner, Toledo FM
    Treasurer - Barbara Ristau, Franklin County FM (Hampton)
    Norine Black, Black's Heritage Farm FM (Ames)
    Jane Weber, Mississippi Valley Growers, Inc. (Bettendorf)
    Lena Gilbert, Springville FM
    Ed Shaeffer, Shellsburg FM

The Board has set these committees for 2014:

  • 2015 Workshop
  • Conference
  • Legislative
  • Promotions
  • Membership
  • Nominations

We're looking for help on the committees. Please use the Contact Us page to tell us which committee you would like to join.

We welcome new members! There are 2 types of membership: as a farmers market and as an associate. Annual dues are only $20, and include a free subscription to Country Folks Grower.

Join today! Click here for a membership application.

Farmers Market members of IFMA:

Cedar Rapids Downtown
Black's Heritage Farm Market

Cedar Valley (Waterloo)
Center Point

Charles City Downtown

Columbus Junction

Coon Rapids

Freight House (Davenport)

Grinnell Chamber of Commerce

Grundy County (Grundy Center)

Harpers Ferry
Howard County


Lake Area (Spirit Lake)

Mahaska Ruritan (Oskaloosa)
Mississippi Valley Growers, Inc. (Bettendorf)

Mount Vernon
Penick's Sweet Corn (Carlisle)
Red Oak
Riverfront (Burlington)
Sioux City (Buy Fresh Buy Local)
Storm Lake

Uptown Ankeny




 Associate Members
Rogan Inc.

IFMA T-shirts are available in green and yellow. Pictured are Candy Hoyle, and Board members Norine Black, Ginny Gieseke, and Barbara Ristau.

In addition to T-shirts, we have sweatshirts, aprons, and caps. For more information and to place your order, contact Barbara Ristau (


Visit our friends at

Farmers Markets Today

This is a great magazine for market managers.

Not an IFMA member yet? We need you! And, you get a free subscription to Country Folks Grower with your membership!
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