2014 – Downtown Farmers’ Market ranked #2 nationally for the second consecutive year

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is proud to announce that it has been ranked #2 of the 101 Best Farmers Markets in America for 2014 by The Daily Meal for the second consecutive year.

The Daily Meal ranks Farmers Markets based on several criteria including quality and variety of products sold, how affordable products are, public endorsement and recognition, where it’s located and how often it’s open. The full 2014 list can be found at http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-farmers-markets-in-america. The Downtown Farmers’ Market was first recognized  by The Daily Meal in 2013, ranked #2 of the top 101 Best Farmers’ Markets in America.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market supports nearly 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market has also been named “#2 of the The Top 10 Farmers Markets in the U.S.“ by Shape Magazine, “One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets” by Midwest Living Magazine, “Best in the Midwest” by Country Living Magazine, featured in a blog on RachelRay.com and recently mentioned by The Huffington Post in 5 Free Things to Do in Des Moines, Iowa’s Up-And-Coming Capital.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or (563) 505-9226. Please www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.comfor more information.