Say Hello to Simon's Plant Collaborative
The Downtown Farmers’ Market welcomes a variety of vendors through October 2021. In July, Say Hello to featured vendor, Simon’s Plant Collaborative. Simon’s Plant Collaborative prepares vegetables like okra, carrots and more for sale at the Market.
About Simon’s Plant Collaborative
Simon’s Plant Collaborative is run by Bucumi and Mariselina Simon. The Simon family lived in Burundi and then Tanzania before coming to Greater Des Moines (DSM) as refugees. With help from the Lutheran Services of Iowa Global Greens program, they learned about vegetable farming in Iowa. You can buy okra, carrots, beets, cucumbers, onions, carrots turnips and more from their booth. Want to try something unique? Grab cranberry beans before they sell out. Simon’s son, Pacifique, suggests preparing them with onions, garlic and potatoes. Next time you’re at the Market make sure you Say Hello to Simon’s Plant Collaborative, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to Noon!
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Simon’s Plant Collaborative.
From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.