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Vendors Announced For Upcoming Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market

November 1, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 1, 2023) – The vendor list has been announced for the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines in November. Nearly 150 Winter Market vendors will feature late-season produce, holiday gifts, baked goods and more. The vendor lineup also features 15 vendors from the Spark DSM: Minority Business Incubator who will offer their unique products to attendees. 

The Winter Market will take place Friday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 19. The Winter Market will be indoors this season at Hy-Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Winter Market hours will be Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This festive event is free and open to the public and is a great way to prepare for upcoming holiday gatherings.  

“The Winter Farmers’ Market is a great tradition in Downtown DSM, and it continues the vision of promoting a healthy community by offering patrons opportunities to support small businesses and buy fresh, seasonal produce, while fostering community connections," said David Stark, President of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. "We welcome residents from across the state to join this three-day event steeped in holiday tradition.” 

Patrons will also be able to enjoy activities as well as prepared food and drinks while enjoying the atmosphere. 

“We look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages to The Winter Market to partake in this fun holiday opportunity,” said Megan Renkel, Downtown Farmers’ Market Manager. “The Winter Market will give attendees the opportunity to do their holiday shopping for gifts and gatherings while supporting local businesses from all over the state.” 

Find more information about The Winter Market at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

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. Find more information at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket and on Twitter and Instagram at @dtfarmersmarket. 

About Downtown, DSM, Inc.  

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.  

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 400 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