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Mark Your Calendar For Downtown Farmers’ Market Starting May 7

Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The Market will open for its 41st season. The Market will span nine city blocks in the Historic Court District every Saturday morning from May 7 – Oct. 29, 2016. Hours are 7 a.m. – noon during May through September, and 8 a.m. – noon during October.

“As the spring and summer approach, we are excited to continue the great tradition of the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines,” said Kelly Foss, Director of The Market. “Opening day is always special for us, and we hope to celebrate with tens of thousands of patrons on May 7.”

“We are delighted to be part of this great community tradition again this year,” said Eric Crowell, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. “We enjoy the opportunity to engage with our community each week at The Market and offer health information, fun hands-on activities and more ways to Live Well.”

UnityPoint Health staff and volunteers will be on site every Saturday at The Market with fun and educational programs, health screenings, safety checks and seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from dieticians.

Find more information at DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@desmoinesmetro.com or (515) 286-4919.


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, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s work, 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