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Downtown Farmers' Market Virtual Market Meet-Up: Week 3 in Review

Virtual Market Meet-Up May 16

The Saturday, May 16 Downtown Farmers’ Market Virtual Market Meet-Up included interviews with a variety of Market Vendors, as well as entertainment from the Dueling Fiddles. Virtual attendees joined Downtown Farmers’ Market Director Kelly Foss for the ringing of the opening bell as the last Virtual Market Meet-Up kicked off!

Vendor Spotlights

This week’s Virtual Market Meet-Up included a live interview with new vendor, Dogpatch Urban Gardens. Other vendor spotlights included: Bearded Brothers Coffee, La Mie and UnityPoint Health Des Moines.

The show also included guest spotlights on , Simple Life Farms, Birdhouses by Camillio, Ebersole Cattle Co., Pasta of the Prairie, Gym N Eat Crickets, The Side Garage, Watson and Wallie and Great River Maple.

Kelly conducted two more live studio interviews later in the program. Tami Johnson with Tami’s Tarts shared information on favorite tarts and pastries, while Amara Sama with Palm’s Caribbean Cuisine joined Kelly for the cooking demo and showcased Jerk Wings, Jollof Rice and Jamaican Beef Patties.


Musical guest Dueling Fiddles provided the Virtual Market Meet-Up’s live entertainment. Violinists Geneviève Salamone and Hanna Wolle perform Celtic Rock and pop favorites. The duo first met while performing with the Des Moines Symphony.

Market Toolkit Updates

Kelly reminded online attendees to check out the Market Toolkit, which offers printable activity sheets and 24 new recipe cards from UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

Watch video from the Virtual Market Meet-Up here.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

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 23 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.