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Downtown Farmers’ Market to open at 8 a.m. for the month of October

 

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will begin one hour later for the month of October. Shop in the Historic Court District from 8 a.m. to Noon every Saturday through Oct. 31.

This is the third year the Downtown Farmers’ Market has started later in October. The later start provides more daylight as vendors prepare their stands for the arrival of Market patrons.

Trick-or-treat at the Market the last Saturday of the Season, Oct. 31! The Downtown Farmers’ Market encourages market patrons (and their dogs) to dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween.

The award-winning 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 been featured in a number of national publications including Women’s Health MagazineThe Daily MealShape MagazineMidwest Living MagazineCountry Living Magazine and The Huffington Post.

The Winter Market will be held November 20-21 and December 18-19 at Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at The Hub and will feature more than 130 vendors, holiday shopping, entertainment and more!

All media inquiries should be directed to Kyle Oppenhuizen at (515) 286-4972 or by email at koppenhuizen@desmoinesmetro.com.  Please visit www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.com for more information.

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About the Downtown Farmers’ Market 
The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and produced by the Downtown Community Alliance. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning May – October in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. The Downtown Community Alliance, in association with Greater Des Moines Partnership, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core. For more information please DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket, Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket  #DTFM