There is a longstanding tale about the meaning of Iowa’s name. The legend tells that the first inhabitants of Iowa looked across the Mississippi River near
Rock Island and exclaimed,

Iowa! Iowa! This is the place,
The beautiful land.’”

We believe that people are what make this beautiful land flourish. As we honor Iowa’s historic past, we also look to the present to spotlight exceptional local and regional artists, crafters, and collectors. Our markets feature carefully curated goods of only the finest quality.

We believe that community is what makes this beautiful land home. We aim to be a collective where creative small businesses join together to connect with their patrons. We encourage collaboration between hard working entrepreneurs and our community. It is through these relationships that we contribute to the local good and support our rich and
beautiful land together.