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Celebrate Spooky Season At The Downtown Farmers’ Market; Prepare For Upcoming Outdoor Winter Market Events

October 27, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 27, 2022) – Grab your ghouls and perfect that costume because things are getting spooky at the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines! The Market will wrap up the final Saturday Market of the season with a Halloween-themed Market this Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) from 8 a.m. – Noon. 

In celebration of Halloween, patrons are invited to dress in costume. Patrons can take part in fun seasonal events with participating vendors and stock up on their favorite Market items before the weekly season ends. A cast of characters ranging from princesses to superheroes will also walk around The Market interacting with patrons throughout the morning. A total of 144 local vendors, including many fresh and pre-packaged food, prepared food and local artist vendors, will line the streets of the Historic Court District. Farmers and producers will offer a variety of fall produce for the final outdoor market of the season including sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, garlic, apples and fall-themed baked goods and treats such as caramel apples, apple cider, apple pie, pumpkins, fall mums, unique gourds, flowers and plants and more. 

“We’re excited to end the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market season on a fun note, and the spooky festivities will only enhance the experience that our vendors and patrons have as they celebrate the end of another great season,” said Megan Renkel, Downtown Farmers’ Market Manager. “This final Saturday event will be the perfect time for guests and residents to stock up on their Market favorites and enrich their Halloween experience, and we encourage everyone to join us again this November and December for the outdoor Winter Farmers’ Market.” 

The Market will return to the Historic Court District for the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with 100 vendors on-site. Market vendors will have seasonal local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa and many other varieties of value-added farm food and local art available for purchase. There will also be breakfast and lunch street food options on-site. 

“It has been another great year of supporting the Downtown Farmers’ Market and providing health information to marketgoers,” said David Stark, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. “As we close out the summer season, our team members are excited to be at the Winter Market and continue to deliver on our promise of providing important resources to keep residents healthy as they celebrate the holiday season.” 

Learn more about The Market, including the Saturday Market and Winter Market, at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com