UPDATE- This Saturday kicked off the first Second Saturday Market in Iowa City. It’s a push by some in the Downtown Association to convince city leaders to move the entire market downtown and outdoors permanently. At the market, vendors and shoppers share a mixed bag of opinions.”It’s the most picture perfect day we could ask for,” said shopper Karen Orourke.It was a Sunny day for some 120 vendors with more on a waiting list. Some of those who couldn’t get a spot under the ramp, more than 30 of them moved to outdoor spaces.”I love being outside here it shows the food, our flowers, it just looks better,” said Farmer’s Market’s Daughter President & Owner Jennifer Goodlove.
And some Downtown Association officials want the entire market to move outside.
“It’s just fresh and a lot better than stuff that comes in a jar,” said Goodlove.
Traditionally, vendors are under the Chauncey Swan parking ramp near the intersection of Washington and Gilbert streets.
“I like where I’m at. I like being inside under the ramp,” said Wagaman Produce’s Brenda Wagaman