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+39 Restaurant, Market & Cantina

2640 Stange Rd
Ames , IA 50010
515.292.0039

+39 authentic Italian restaurant with an European style Market, spacious patio, and vast Cantina with over 150 Italian wine labels. Call +39 for reservations or delivery.


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Ali Cakes

300 Main St.
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.2222

Quintessential little corner bakery in the heart of the Ames Cultural District. Delightful treats for every day.


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Alluvial Brewing Company

3715 West 190th St
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1182

Located 3 miles north of Ames. Our taproom features 10 unique varieties of craft beer dedicated to quality and taste, focused on celebrating our community and our unique piece of Iowa.


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Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

300-400s Block of Main Street
(In Tom Evans Plaza)
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2310

The Ames Main Street Farmers' Market brings local food and fun to the heart of Ames. Discover something new every Saturday, May through October.


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Arcadia Café

2712 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1007

Specialty coffees, fine pastries, desserts all brewed and baked fresh daily.


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Aunt Maude’s

547 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4136

A locally owned casual restaurant. Fresh house-made food, full bar and wine list, serving lunch and dinner. Patio seating and private dining available. Reservations accepted.


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B-Bop’s

1112 S Duff Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.233.5678

Burgers, chicken sandwiches, pork loin sandwiches, sloppy joe sandwiches, French fries, sodas, chocolate shakes, chicken nuggets and chili.


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B Fabulous BBQ & Catering

600 Linn St
Slater, IA 50244
515.597.8256

Full-service caterer and restaurant providing fabulous food and service! We offer a wide array of menu items, more than just BBQ! Enjoy our food truck on the ISU campus Monday-Friday 11am-1:30 pm!


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Bar La Tosca

400 Main St
Ames , IA 50010
515.232.8484

Bar La Tosca features a mix of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine using locally sourced Iowa ingredients.


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Brick City Grill

2704 Stange Rd
Ames , IA 50010
515.268.4224

One of Ames' newest sports bars and family dining restaurant destination. Come try the award winning "Best Burger in Iowa!!"


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Buffalo Wild Wings

400 S Duff Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.232.9464

WINGS, BEER, SPORTS!! 14 award winning sauces, 30 beers on tap, full menu served seven days a week until 1 a.m. Open early for home football games.


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Buford’s Steak House & BBQ

2601 E 13th St
(Inside the Quality Inn & Suites)
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9260

Family-style restaurant featuring choice charbroiled steaks, chicken, our award-winning BBQ prepared in the only smoker in Iowa located in the dining room, and more. Carry-out and catering available.


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Burgie’s Coffee and Tea Company

110 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9004

Serving delicious European coffee and espresso. Burgie's personally roasts their coffee beans to guarantee premium coffee. Also offers soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Drop off catering available.


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Café, The

2616 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.0100

Fun, energetic café featuring local and seasonal menus with Artisan-style breads, European pastries and creative desserts. Open at 7 a.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We cater!


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Café Diem, Coffee House

229 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.956.3556

Seize the day at your local Cafe... Diem! A classic American coffee house with a little something for everyone. Take life, one cup at a time.


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Cafe Beaudelaire

2504 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515-292-7429

A locally owned restaurant that features Brazilian fusion cuisine, a full bar and a unique atmosphere in the heart of Campustown.


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Chocolaterie Stam

230 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0656

Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties of European chocolate bonbons, gelato, native Iowa wines, cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of this unique chocolate and full-service coffee shop.


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Cookies, etc

2801 Grand Ave
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.2211

"Best Cookie in the Midwest," Midwest Living Magazine. Baking 1/4 lb cookies all day that are made from the owner's family recipes. Delivery to ISU and Ames, and we ship for you coast to coast!


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Dairy Queen

316 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5715

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily!


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Dairy Queen

3300 N Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.663.0819

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily!


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Dairy Queen

2108 Isaac Newton Dr
I-35/Hwy 30, Dayton Ave Exit
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.5550

Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken strips, basket deals, Orange Julius originals and smoothies, DQ Cakes and more!! Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily!


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Depot Deli & Cookies, etc.

526 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4447

A fast-casual, made from scratch dining experience in the historic former train depot on Main Street. The food is made using friends and family recipes.


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Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill

320 S 16th St
Ames , IA 50010
515.956.3580

Wonderfully unique menu. Full-service pub with 16 beers on tap and Irish hospitality. There are no strangers here, just friends whom you haven’t met yet


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Dunkin’ Donuts

2650 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1780

Dunkin' Donuts is an all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. America runs on Dunkin’.


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Dutch Oven Bakery

219 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.9244

Family-owned and operated scratch bakery features cakes for all occasions, fresh rolls, pastries, Dutch letters, soups, sandwiches and lattes. Catering available for 10 to 60 people.


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Eat It


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641.330.5495

If you haven't tried our fried puffy tacos you're missing out! We serve from our food truck on campus and at various community events around town.


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El Azteca

1520 S Dayton Pl
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0116

El Azteca is a family owned business that has been serving enthusiasm, dedication, and an exceptional work ethic for over 10 years! Voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" in Story County.


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El Azteca

2727 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.9494

El Azteca is a family owned business that has been serving enthusiasm, dedication, and an exceptional work ethic for over 10 years! Voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" in Story County.


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Erbert & Gerbert Sandwich Shop

3505 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
715.833.1375

Erbert & Gerbert’s is a sandwich shop dedicated to serving better, more flavorful sandwiches than anyone else in the universe.


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Fighting Burrito

117 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2222

Gourmet burritos with homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats, and giant crispy treats. Modest prices and exceptional service.


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Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

1614 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8383

Enjoy delicious Japanese food cooked before your eyes "hibachi-style," or enjoy a variety of fresh selections from our sushi bar.


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Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering

1024 6th St
Nevada, IA 50201
515.230.2717

Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering is a beautiful, private event venue located in historic downtown Nevada. On and off-site catering and bar services available.


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Ge-Angelo’s Italian Restaurant

823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.0959

We proudly serve hand-stretched pizzas, pastas, homemade sauces, salads and sandwiches in a relaxing atmosphere. Come to Ge-Angelo's for "A Touch of Italy."


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Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.

129 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4263

A classic Ames pizza shop offering six different pizza styles; including whole wheat, oat and potato crusts. If you have an adventurous spirit, this pizza is for you!


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Hickory Park Restaurant Co.

1404 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8940

An Ames tradition since 1970, Hickory Park is famous for their hickory smoked selections, ice cream parlor desserts, generous portions, modest prices and exceptional service.


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Hy-Vee

640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1961

Features full line grocery, pharmacy and home products. Also serves ready-to-eat, take-out or dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar and Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.


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Hy-Vee

3800 W Lincoln Way
Ames , IA 50014
515.292.5543

Features full line grocery, pharmacy and home products. Also serves ready-to-eat, take-out or dine-in, Chinese Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar and Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.


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Insomnia Cookies

217 Welch Ave
Ames , IA 50014
877-632-6654

Insomnia Cookies serves fresh, oven baked cookies in an assortment of flavors and offers delivery until 3 a.m.


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IowaStater Restaurant at the Gateway Hotel

2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.268.2238

Full-service restaurant, steeped in the history of Iowa State University, where comfort and fine dining meet! A full bar featuring Iowa spirits and beers, private dining room, and relaxed atmosphere.


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Iowa State University Memorial Union

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011
515.296.6848

Located in the heart of Iowa State, The Memorial Union houses the University Book Store, food, convenience store, art studio, bowling, entertainment, parking ramp and event/meeting facilities.


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ISU Catering

1215 Friley Hall
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.2103

From breakfasts and breaks to boxed lunches and plated dinners, ISU Catering’s staff and culinary team are here to serve you.


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Jeff’s Pizza

2402 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2321

Voted best pizza in Ames by Iowa State students. We set ourselves apart with our great toppings, fresh made dough and special blend of spices used in our pizza sauce. Dine-in, carryout and delivery.


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Kona Ice of Ames & Ankeny


Ames, IA 50010
515.257.6531

Kona Ice is a Hawaiian Shaved Ice mobile food truck that takes the fun to you! Join the experience and have Kona Ice at your next event.


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Little Woods Herbs & Teas

136 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.38338

Artisan tea & spice blender with herbalist roots. Enjoy a brewed cup or stock up on loose leaf teas, wellness blends, culinary spices, medicinal herbs, apothecary supplies and more.


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Livery, The

806 7th Street
Boone, IA 50036
515.298.1774

Handcrafted sandwiches, soups and salads in a unique environment.


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McDonald’s Restaurant

3621 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.5200

Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese and chicken sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads. Eat in, take out or drive-thru service.


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McDonald’s Restaurant

129 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1234

Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese and chicken sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads. Eat in, take out or drive-thru service.


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Mucky Duck Pub/Ames British Foods

3100 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.598.5127

The Mucky Duck Pub offers a family-friendly, British-pub-style dining and drinking environment and is the home of Ames British Foods.


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My Town 2 Go – Ames


Ames, IA

My Town 2 Go – Ames is a restaurant delivery service offering online ordering and delivery from Ames’ local favorite restaurants!


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Olde Main Brewing Company

316 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0553

Locally owned restaurant and brewery featuring handcrafted entrees, fresh brewed beer and root beer, Sunday brunch menu and an executive board room. Proud supporter of ISU.


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Open Flame Steak & Lounge

225 Main St
Gilbert, IA 50105
515.232.9745

Join us for the best beef in Iowa. Grill your own or have us. Indoor and outdoor dining, catering available. Accommodations for large groups.


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Other Place, The

631 Lincoln Way
Amesq, IA 50010
515.233.9494

We are a family owned pizzeria since 1970. We pride ourselves by keeping with tradition using our made-from-scratch menu, great customer service and one-of-a-kind game day presentation.


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PepperJax Grill

414 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2285

PepperJax Grill is home of America's Best Philly! We grill just for you! Our Philly Steak sandwich and other menu items are fresh grilled right before your eyes for unbelievable flavor!


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Perfect Games

1320 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.598.BOWL

Ames and Iowa State's favorite place to play with 24 lanes of bowling, two floor laser tag arena, arcade, restaurant and sports bar with 3 monster 10 foot big screens to watch the big game.


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Perkins

325 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3648

Pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken wings, appetizers, cold pop. Catering to over a hundred groups each year, on and off-site.


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Pizza Pit

207 Welch Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.292.6600

Pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken wings, appetizers, cold pop. Catering to over a hundred groups each year, on and off-site.


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Pizza Ranch

1404 Boston Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1999

Buffet all day every day 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Delivery all day every day until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 12 a.m. Chicken, pizza, salad bar, and ice cream.


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Potbelly Sandwich Shop

2310 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.5202.8651

We serve hot toasted sandwiches, salads, soups, and shakes in a friendly environment. We deliver and cater!


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Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards

3801 W 190th St
Ames , IA 50014
515.232.2747

Located 3 miles north of Ames. We are a family owned winery that makes all wines on premise and have 12 acres of our own vineyards. Stop in to try our statewide known Honeymoon Red.


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Red Lobster

1100 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2922

We have fresh oysters, eight different species of fresh fish brought in three times a week, and the choice for everything seafood!


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Salt & Pretzel Co.

2610 Northridge Pkwy, Ste 107
Ames, IA 50010
609.578.0258

Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Soft pretzels, soups and salads, daily specials, sausages, craft beers and wine by the glass, and a market for groceries. We also cater! Eat. Drink. Shop. LOCAL.


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Snus Hill Winery

2183 320th St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3535

Rural, peaceful, award-winning winery with scenic views from multi-level decks. Gorgeous tree shaded lawn, tasting room and gift shop. Live music on Fridays and Sundays during warm weather.


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Spice Thai Cuisine, The

402 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0200

The Spice offers authentic Thai cuisine in a stylish, sophisticated and relaxed environment.


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Starbucks Coffee Company

327 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1242

Whole bean coffees, brewed coffee, lattes, teas, Frappuccinos, pastries and hot sandwiches. Drive-thru or café. Free wireless Internet.


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Stomping Grounds Café

303 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.5258

European-style café with a large patio facing Welch Avenue. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as fine coffees, wine and beer. Open weekdays 7 a.m. to midnight; weekends 8 a.m. to midnight.


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Taco John’s

500 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3176

Unwrap the Original. Taco John's proudly serves generous portions of made-to-order items using high-quality ingredients with special recipes, seasonings, and sauces. Home of the famous Potato Olés®.


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Tasteful Dinners/Tasteful Catering

121 SE Shurfine Dr #6
Ankeny , IA 50021
515.965.3324

We are a scratch kitchen that caters to your needs. We do "farm gourmet" to high-end dining. You name it, we'll cater it.


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Texas Roadhouse

519 S Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.7427

Family restaurant known for hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made from scratch sides and fresh baked bread. Legendary food, legendary service.


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McDonald’s Restaurant

534 S Duff Ave (South Duff Walmart)
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0171

Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese and chicken sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads. Eat in or take out service.


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Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza

1620 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.7183

Inspired by traditional Neapolitan pizza craftsmanship and methods, Vesuvius produces a pizza that is unlike any other, both traditional and contemporary, appealing and gratifying in every way!


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Wallaby’s Bar & Grille

2733 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.1167

Ames’ ONLY rooftop patio! Voted Ames’ Best Sports Bar! Named “101 of the Best Sports Bars in the U.S.” by CNNGO.com.


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Welch Ave. Station

207 Welch Ave, Ste 201
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2334

An Ames favorite for over 30 years! Comfortable atmosphere, sports on 60, 73, & 82 inch TVs, good music, full service bar featuring unique craft beers. Full Pizza Pit menu brought to your table.


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Wheatsfield Cooperative

413 Northwestern Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4094

Full-service natural foods grocery store featuring produce, grocery, bulk, wine and beer, wellness, cheeses, meats, a deli and bakery, and more. Over 100 local producers featured. Everyone can shop!