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Drive-Through Winter Farmers' and Makers' Market Provides Opportunity to 'Gift' Local

November 9, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 9, 2020) – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will host a Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market in just two weeks on Saturday, Nov. 21. from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Principal Park parking lot located at 1 Line Drive in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Patrons can look forward to shopping an assortment of late-season produce, meat, cheese, wine, artisan foods, pies, pastries, bread, honey, jam, salsa, artisan gift items and more.

A total of 40 different local vendors will be set up along the perimeter of the parking lot at Principal Park. Customers can either pre-order items online and attend The Drive-Through Winter Market to pick them up, or may shop in-person from their vehicles. This alternative market layout will allow customers to connect and purchase from many of the vendors who would typically be at the indoor Winter Market. Patrons can also shop the online marketplace that includes vendors that will not be at the physical market and coordinate pick-up logistics with them directly.

“The Drive-Through Winter Market is an opportune time to shop and support local,” said Kelly Foss, Director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “We’re excited about the variety of vendors who will be on site, and know that our patrons are sure to find gifts for everyone on their list.”

The Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market will create a safe environment for consumers and local vendors to engage with one another just in time for the holiday season. The Drive-Through Winter Market takes place just one week before Small Business Saturday, a national effort to support small businesses.

Find more information on the Downtown Farmers’ Market website.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Find more information at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/downtownfarmersmarket and on Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket.

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.