Winter Vendors

Support local agriculture and buy direct from Iowa farmers while shopping the Downtown Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fresh herbs, beautiful flowers, farm fresh eggs, local wineries, a delicious assortment of cheese, an endless selection of baked goods, many varieties of Iowa raised meat such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, rabbit, and tilapia.



The products listed here are not all-inclusive
but instead provide a sampling of what you will find at each vendor booth.
The 2016 Downtown Farmers' Market vendor listing will be available May 7, 2016.




110 Caramel, LLC

Baked Goods - homemade caramel candies, caramel sauce, caramel seasonings

7 Pines Farm

Grower/Producer/Specialty Item - organic in-season produce, pickled sweet jalapenos, dip mixes, salsa

Agri-Cultured Foods

Specialty Item - locally produced fermented salsas, kim chi, sauerkraut, hummus, kombucha

Al Dente Toffee

Baked Goods - artisan gourmet toffee varieties

Ann and Anthony

Art/Craft - custom embroidery - pillows, table cloths, aprons

Anne & Terry Art

Art/Craft - home accessories & jewelry

Anything but Green Gardens

Grower/Produce - cultivated exotic mushrooms

Barb’s Garden and Pantry

Specialty Item - jam, jelly, fruit spread, granola with flaxseed, donuts

Barbie’s Beading Boutique

Art/Craft - handcrafted jewelry, gemstones (turquoise, coral, agate, jade, shell, opal, jasper, onyx)

Bella Creations

Art/Craft - handcrafted jewelry (leather, silver, stone)

Berry Patch

Grower/Produce - apple varieties

Big Creek Barkery

Specialty Item - homemade dog treats

Big Daddy’s BBQ

Specialty Item - locally produced BBQ sauce

Big Sky Bread Company

Baked Goods - granola, cookies, breakfast cake, specialty bread varieties (cheddar garlic, cinnamon swirl, German rye, spinach feta)

Birdhouses by Camillio Marasco

Art/Craft - handcrafted birdhouses

Bloomin’ Adorable

Art/Craft - handmade girls clothing & accessories

Blue Gate Farm

Grower/Produce/Certified Organic - bok choy, cabbage, dried tomatoes, eggs, garlic, onions, salad mix, honey, shallots, turnips, herbal syrup

Brandmeyer Popcorn Company, LLC

Grower/Prepared Food - locally grown popcorn, kettle korn flavors

Brandywine House

Specialty Item - dried food mixes

Busy Bee Garden Center

Grower/Produce - Chemical Free produce, squash, turnips, sweet potato, onions

Butter Me Up!

Specialty Item - all-natural nut butters

Century Farm Pottery, LLC

Art/Craft - handmade functional pottery

Connie’s Creations

Specialty Item - various flavors fruit jam & jelly

Cory Family Farm

Farmer/Producer - naturally raised lamb, goat, beef, eggs

Coyote Run Farm

Grower/Produce - Chemical free heirloom varieties, garlic, spinach, eggs, beef

Crazy 4 Nuts

Prepared Food - cinnamon roasted almonds, cashews, pecans

Cricket’s Gardens

Grower/Produce - turkey, eggs, smoked & broiler chicken, egg noodles, gourds, pies, butternut squash, spinach, turnips

Cupcake Addict

Baked Goods - specialty cupcakes

Daily Bread Bakery

Baked Goods - certified organic bread varieties

Darn Good Soap & Candle Co.

Health & Beauty Products - glycerin soaps, lotions, mist, soy candles

Denison Mustard Co.

Specialty Item - Iowa Country Mustard

Des Moines Bacon Co.

Specialty item - hickory smoked bacon

Dirty Kids Soap

Health & Beauty - handmade soaps, body lotion, shampoo, bug spray, make-up, pet products

Earth & Fire

Art/Craft - handcrafted jewelry

Ebersole Cattle Co.

Farmer/Producer - pasture raised, all natural beef

Enjoy Pure Life

Health & Beauty - handcrafted beauty products using essential oils

Epic Eateries

Specialty Item - gourmet spice blends

Fairycake Designs

Art/Craft - handmade reversible tote bags, children's accessories, teething necklaces

Formaro’s Stuffed

Prepared Food - stuffed sandwiches - veggie, bacon cheddar burger, chicken pot pie, lasagna

Fresh Cafe and Market

Grower/Prepared Food - wheatgrass drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, organic fruit & vegetable juice

Frisian Farms Cheese

Grower/Producer - Artisanal Gouda cheeses


Baked Goods - homemade caramel and fudge varieties

Gingerich Amish Baskets

Art/Craft - signed & dated hand woven Amish baskets

GoodBeards, LLC

Health & Beauty - handcrafted soaps, balms, oils

Grandma’s Fudge

Baked Goods - homemade fudge, peanut brittle

Grandma’s Spoons & Grandpa’s Stuff

Art/Craft - handcrafted unique wooden spoons, toy barns

Great River Maple

Specialty Item - Iowa produced maple syrup products


Art/Craft - handcrafted beanie hats made from recycled t-shirts, beanie blossoms made from fabric scraps

Grinnell Heritage Farm

Grower/Produce/Certified organic - arugula, kale, parsnips, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips, beets

Hardin County Line Designs

Art/Craft - hand-painted home decor items

Harvest Barn Marketplace

Farmer/Producer - all-natural Iowa pork, (ham, bacon), beef, eggs, home made fudge, Milton Creamery cheese, bratwurst, curds

Heart & Soul

Art/Craft - hand-painted lawn & garden accessories, holiday decor and hand painted ornaments

Hickory Hills Organic Farm

Farmer/Producer - grass-fed beef, lamb, pasture chicken, pork, turkey, egg noodles

Hippie Headbands, LLC

Art/Craft - handcrafted athletic headbands


Art/Craft - handmade country theme craft, signs, wreaths

Huber Family Farm

Grower/Produce/Chemical free - certified organic Bolero carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips

Hungry Boys

Prepared Food - Mexican style fruit cups

Iowa Coffee Company

Prepared Drink - roasted coffee beans, fresh brewed coffee & espresso drinks

Iowa Orchard

Grower/Produce/Baked Goods - orchard apples, pies, sweet breads

Iowa Orchids, Inc.

Grower/Plants - blooming orchids

JaiKai Threads

Art/Craft - handcrafted home decor, adult/children clothing & accessories

Jasper Winery


Jeanne’s Soaps

Health & Beauty - handmade soaps, body lotion, shampoo, pillow cases

Juan O’Sullivan’s Gourmet Salsa

Grower/Specialty Item/Produce - homemade salsa, enchilada sauce, Iowa grown chilies

Kat’s Garden

Grower/Specialty Item/Art - pepper jelly, photographs - Des Moines, Iowa, & nature scenes

Kelli Worth Designs

Art/Craft - vintage & up cycled wool and felt accessories

Koch Woodworking

Art/Craft - handcrafted unique wooden bowls, cutting boards

L&L European Delight

Baked Goods - European style fresh breads, Perogie, Borscht, Cabbage Rolls

La Familia Sanchez Foods/ORALE! Salsa

Specialty Item - homemade all natural salsa

Light the Earth

Art/Craft - handcrafted lighting designs using rock

Lizard Creek Organics

Grower/Produce - Certified Organic garlic

Lucky George Farm

Farmer/Producer - eggs, naturally raised: chicken, turkey, goat, pork, rabbit, quail, fiber mohair, angora, llama

Madison County Winery


Mai’s Homegrown Flower and Produce

Grower/Produce/Plants - carrots, dried flowers, lettuce, onion, potato, squash

Mainstream Boutique

Retail - women's clothing, accessories

Mast Family Farm, LLC

Baked Goods/Grower - pies, breads, cookies, jams

Maytag Dairy Farms

Specialty Item - Iowa produced cheese varieties, Maytag Blue Cheese, cheddar

Mid-West Made, LLC

Art/Craft - collegiate and personalized metal wall art and signs


Prepared Food/Specialty Item - universal spice seasoning, prepared meats and sides

Nagi’s Falafel

Prepared Food - Mediterranean-style food, falafel, hummus dip, baba ghanouj

O’Brien’s Own Gourmet Granola

Specialty Item - various flavors of all natural granola

Out of my Gourd

Art/Craft - decorated gourds

Pawsitively Spoiled

Art/Craft - handcrafted pet products & accessories

Pickle Creek Herbs

Grower/Produce/specialty - herbs, herb infused oils, vinegars, soaps

Plant Life Designs

Grower - handcrafted, fresh evergreen wreaths

Quilted Gardens and Nursery

Grower/Retail Crafts - fresh wreaths, Christmas trees, seasonal plants/bulbs, holiday decor

Randol Honey Farm

Grower/Producer - honey products, dry mixes

Reichert’s Dairy Air

Farmer/Producer - artisanal goat/chevre cheeses, various flavors

Rosemary Fee

Art/Craft - reversed window paintings, home decor

RS Welding Studio

Art/Craft - handcrafted gliders, arbors, iron with stone yard art ants & insects


Specialty Item - unique gourmet dried herb salt blends

Say Cheese Des Moines

Prepared Food - gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches

Shutt’s Garden Center

Grower/Produce - tomato, squash, pecans, apples, onions

Siberian Soap Co.

Health & Beauty - handcrafted soaps, scrubs, lip balm, dog products

Simple Life Farms

Farmer/Producer/Health & Beauty - farmstead goat milk cheese, lotion, soap

Sisters By Heart

Art/Craft - original country theme crafts, bibs, hot pads, placemats, holiday decor


Art/Craft - unique macro photography - prints, greeting cards, calendars and magnets

Soap Creek Jewelry

Art/Craft - handcrafted jewelry

Soder Apiaries

Grower - Certified organic produce, honey

Solo Design’s

Art/Craft - stain glass concrete stones & tabletops, handcrafted jewelry, yard art

Something Italian

Prepared Food - breakfast and lunch pizza, frittata

Stam Greenhouse

Grower/Plants - bonsai plants, poinsettia

Storybook Orchard

Grower - orchard produce, apples

Strudl Haus LLC

Baked Goods/Prepared Food - Austrian-style cookies & pastries, napolean, Dutch letter, strudel, German sausages, roasted chestnuts

Summerset Winery


Sunflower Patch

Baked Goods - apple cider, coffee, breads, bread pudding, brownies, cake, kolaches, fudge and dinner rolls

Sunflower Pottery

Art/Craft - handcrafted original pottery

Sweet Sugar Baby

Art/Craft - handcrafted clothing & accessories for babies

Tamale’s Industry

Prepared Food - Mexican style food, handmade tamales

Tami’s Tarts

Baked Goods - fruit tarts, pastries, panna cotta

The Bead Lady

Art/Craft - handcrafted jewelry

The Jelly Lady

Specialty Item - various fruit jam (mad mango, mojam, naughty & nice strawberry jalapeno, pecan pumpkin butter)

The Permanent Collection Letterpress Studio

Art/Craft - handcrafted letterpress cards, art prints, stationery, posters

The Popsie Fish Company

Farmer/Producer - Alaskan wild salmon varieties

The Red Door Press

Art/Craft - handcrafted letterpress cards, art prints, notepads, stationary

Thompson Graphics

Art/Craft - hand drawn charcoal Iowa Hawkeye prints

Three Blind Pigs

Prepared Food - loin back ribs, BBQ sandwiches- brisket, pulled chicken, pork; baked beans, cole slaw

Timber Ridge Cattle Co.

Farmer/Producer - all natural flax-fed beef sticks

Timeless Prairie Orchard

Grower/Produce - orchard apples, apple cider


Art/Craft - designed & crafted tie-dye apparel

Tumea and Son’s

Baked Goods/Prepared Food - Italian desserts and breads, specialty cookies, pasta & meatballs


Art/Craft - original urban style clothing for twins & multiples

Vander Ploeg Bakery

Baked Goods - Dutch pastries, rolls & breads

Victoria’s Table

Specialty Item - various flavors fruit jam & jelly

Westrum Produce

Grower/Produce- beets, eggs, onions, parsnips, potatoes, squash

Whimsy Creations

Art/Craft - recycled wool felted mittens, scarves, hats for kids & adults

Williams and Sons Orchard

Grower/Produce - orchard produce, apple varieties, apple cider

Willow Avenue Pottery

Art/Craft - handmade functional pottery

Yagu Limited

Baked Goods - gourmet cookie and cake varieties


— Become a Vendor —

Vendor Information Guide


The 2016 Vendor Application will be available in January 2016.


2015 Winter Market application process is now 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 2016 application process, please create a vendor account by clicking here or on “Vendor Login” at the top 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.