The City of Kalona will once again have it’s very own farmers’ market thanks in part to the work of one volunteer. Event Organizer Krista Hershberger has had a passion for farmers’ markets since she was a kid. Her grandfather, John Hershberger, used to be a longtime vendor at Kalona farmers’ markets in the past. When John retired in 2014, the Kalona market slowly started to fade away. Now, with Krista’s rejuvenated passion, the Kalona market will once again settle into downtown Kalona. She explains why the farmers’ market is making its return now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, “I honestly think of it again as very timely. Being concerned about being healthy, we all know that nutrition is really important. Being able to access fresh, local produce is really important still. I think we are trying to make that accessible. So, it is a challenge right now for sure, and it’s something we are going to be very aware of and paying attention to, but I also think it is an important thing at this time.” The Kalona farmers’ market will be open every Saturday in September and October from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Vendors will be spread out around the downtown area. Shoppers are asked to bring their own face mask if they want to visit any of the stores in Kalona, socially distance from others when possible, and use the hand sanitizing stations around the market frequently.