DOWNTOWN DES MOINES – The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce that the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will return to Downtown Des Moines for its 39th season on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District, every Saturday morning, rain or shine, from May 3 – Oct. 25, 2014.

“We are proud to be partnering with UnityPoint Health once again, as our presenting sponsor”, says Kelly Foss, Downtown Farmers’ Market Director, “Their active presence will continue to tie our market community to resources for a healthier life in conjunction with the healthy choice they’re already making in buying fresh local food at The Market.”

The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open 7 a.m. – noon from May 3 – Sept. 27. In October the market opens one hour later, from 8 a.m. – noon.

“We are delighted to be part of the Downtown Farmers’ Market again this year– a proud community tradition,” said Eric Crowell, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.  “We are excited to engage with folks in our community on Saturday mornings and offer them health information, fun hands-on activities, and more ways to Live Well.”

Every Saturday UnityPoint Health staff and volunteers will be on-site with fun and educational programs, health screenings, safety checks, and seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from nutritionists.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance and is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Media partner is Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or visit the website for more information www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.com.