5 fall market sweets we love
Iowa Orchard Caramel Apples ($5)
Homemade caramel from the Iowa Orchard makes these apple treats irresistible. Make your own by taking home a bag of apples, or go with another fall must-have: fruit crisp. They’ve got all the best flavors -- apple, rhubarb, cherry, you name it. Go to iowaorchard.com.
Find it: Corner of 4th and Court Ave.
Uncle David’s Mini Donuts ($5 dozen)
Warm and dusted in cinnamon-sugar, these bites will surely hit your sweet spot. They’re fluffy on the inside and golden on the outside. Owner David Bagby says they roll through the market twice a month. Go to facebook.com/UncleDavesDonuts.
Find it: 4th St., in-between Dos Rios and Hessen Haus
Mast Family Farms Cinnamon Rolls ($7)
The Leon-based farm sells everything from ooey gooey cinnamon rolls to pizza bread, monster cookies, angel food cake, French apple pie and more. This bundle came with seven rolls -- perfect for sharing on a crisp weekend morning. Go to mastpiebakery.com.
Find it: Court Ave. in front of Mickey’s
Crazy 4 Nuts Cinnamon-Roasted Nuts ($3.75 small)
Whether you prefer almonds, pecans, cashews or all, these cinnamon-roasted nuts are as sweet as candy -- and make the perfect game day snack (if you can wait to eat them till kick off). Like it hot? Snatch a bundle of their Sweet ‘N Heat. Go tocrazy4nuts.com.
Find it: Fourth St., in front of the Copper Cup
Big Sky Bread Co. Pumpkin Bread ($4)
What better way to spend an autumn morning than strolling the downtown market while munching on fresh, pumpkin bread? Big Sky Bread Co., an Urbandale-based bakery, offers everything from cinnamon walnut-raisin bread to asiago garlic focaccia.
Find it: Corner of Third St. and Court Ave.