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5 Booths to Visit to Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Chocolate Booths at DTFM

Decadent. Indulgent. Rich.

When you think of the Downtown Farmers’ Market, these words might not be what first comes to mind, but with World Chocolate Day happening on Friday, July 7, we encourage you to consider them as you make your way from booth to booth this Saturday. Several of our vendors offer chocolate products, including coffee, giant-sized cookies, gluten-free cake and more.

Not sure where to start? Check out these five vendors and savor what the Downtown Farmers’ Market is serving up in celebration of World Chocolate Day!

Coffalo Coffee

At Coffalo, grab some of the “Mighty Buffalo,” a Honduran dark roast with flavors of dark chocolate, red apple and dried fruit. The booth is located on the west side of Fourth Street, north of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Iowa Cookie Co.

Grab a giant-sized cookie — or a few! — filled with something chocolate when you visit the Iowa Cookie Co. booth located on the south side of the 300 block of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Nadia's French Bakery, LLC

Have you tasted the chocolate croissants from the Altoona-based Nadia's? If not, you're in for a treat! Stop by the booth on the east side of Fourth Street, south of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

O So Good Winery

Did you know that Market vendor O So Good Winery offers several dessert wines featuring hints of chocolate? Try the Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Orange or Chocolate Raspberry to accompany your favorite dessert. The booth is located on the east side of Fourth Street, north of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Vander Ploeg Bakery

Located on the south side of the 100 block of Court Avenue, is the Vander Ploeg Bakery booth. Try a chocolate Bismark or long john while you can! LEARN MORE>

These aren’t the only vendors with chocolate items, so visit The Market, peruse the booths and find even more delicious chocolate options on Saturday, July 8 from 7 a.m. until Noon.

From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring more than 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options. Find the latest updates for The Market each week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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