The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban vibrancy to rural communities with more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state, offering locally grown fruit and vegetables, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally produced wine and fresh baked goods. Shop an endless selection of Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia. Spanning nine city blocks, The Market experience also includes ready-to-eat foods, local artists, live entertainers, learning opportunities and special programming.



The products listed here are not all-inclusive
but instead provide a sampling of what you will find at each vendor booth.





— Become a Vendor —

Vendor Information Guide


The 2017 Vendor Application is now closed.

Interested Vendors for 2018 should
“Create an Account” (see right)


The 2016 Winter Market Application is closed.

The main product at the Downtown Farmers’ Market is Iowa Grown and produced food products. As the Downtown Farmers’ Market has grown, it has become more attractive to vendors who sell various products. We are committed to choosing a product mix that is attractive to our customer, meanwhile keeping the balance of The Market intact. This includes locally produced produce, eggs, beef, poultry, lamb, goat, baked goods, dairy, wine, jams, salsas, cut flowers, perennials, and bedding plants among other Iowa farm produced and value added products. We put a premium on products that are produced in Iowa and sold directly by the producer/grower; however this does not guarantee acceptance. While we recruit and encourage other high quality products, such as prepared food, artwork, crafts, and jewelry, we limit its availability at The Market.

It’s important to note that applicants are accepted based on the products they apply to sell. Due to our commitment to balancing product mix, as noted above, some categories are closed for application. Closed categories will not be open for application for current vendors and new applicants. Applications submitted for closed categories will not be reviewed and the application fee will not be refunded, so please be sure to review the Open/Closed category information (see Vendor Information Guide), which was updated prior to the Annual Application process.


If after reading the Vendor Information Guide you believe the product you wish to apply to sell qualifies for the Farmers’ Market vendor program and you would like to receive information and updates regarding the 2018 application process, please create a vendor account by clicking here or on “Vendor Login” at the bottom of the page. All applicants are required to use our online account and application process.

Creating an account is just like getting on a mailing list, so be sure to use a valid email address as this is the only way to receive information. Creating an account is NOT an application or in any way guaranteeing acceptance.