A- A+

What Vendors Are Saying About the Winter Market - Part Two

Winter Market Feedback

November 18, 2020

On Saturday, November 21, the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market will offer end-of-the-season produce and holiday gifts from local artists and makers. Shop the Drive-Through Winter Online Marketplace and add items to your cart that you can pick up at the event.

When to Visit

Saturday, Nov. 21 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where to Shop + Pick Up Items

You can pick up your items at the Principal Park parking lot, 1 Line Drive, in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Market staff ask that shoppers stay in vehicles at all times so vendors can safely complete transactions and load purchases.

What Vendors Are Saying

Kat’s Garden/Gary Hoard PhotographyGary Hoard Photography

Kathleen and Gary Hoard own Kat’s Garden and Gary Hoard Photography. The couple is excited to offer items at the Market and do their own shopping as well.

“We are very excited to be participating in the Winter Farmer's and Maker's Market this year. The market is always a great time to find locally grown, made and produced items in time for the holidays ahead. We always do a lot of Christmas shopping there ourselves! This year is super special because you can view the items online ahead of the market so it's a more leisurely shopping experience, and then just pick them up at the actual Drive-Through Market Nov 21.”

Gingerich Amish BasketsGingerich Amish Baskets

Darla Best is eager to get her baskets to the Winter Market. Gingerich Amish Baskets offers a product that started as a family tradition that continues to be passed through each generation.

“I was so happy to be invited to be a part of the upcoming market. I’ve really missed meeting new customers and visiting with returning ones during the summer and fall. And I’m excited to offer a variety of beautiful items that are handcrafted by Amish families who live near the Iowa/Missouri border.”

Pawsitively Spoiled Co.Pawsitively Spoiled

Spoil your favorite pup with products from Pawsitively Spoiled Co. From dog collars to coats to kennel pads, Pawsitively Spoiled Co. has it all. Linda Baranosky explains why she is looking forward to this year’s Market below.

"We miss all our furry friends and their "moms and dads." We have lots of collars, coats and kennel pads. Come see us at the Drive-Through Market.”

Barb's GardenBarb’s Garden & Pantry

Find sustainable specialty products, including wholesale bakery items, jams and more. Barb and Steve Pethoud of Barbs Garden & Pantry are looking forward to attending the Winter Market to thank customers for their support this year.

Quilted Gardens

“I miss all my Des Moines folks and welcome the opportunity to bring our products directly to you! Everyone stay safe and healthy!”

Quilted Gardens & Nursery

Specializing in unusual perennials, landscaping design and installation and garden seminars, Quilted Gardens & Nursery is now offering holiday items at the Winter Market.

“We are showcasing one of our completed fresh-made wreaths, along with a partially completed one. In addition, we are highlighting an assortment of glass and free trade gourd ornaments and Iowa made door bells and straps that we always enjoy bringing to the Winter Market.”

Bearded Brothers CoffeeBearded Brothers Coffee

At Bearded Brothers Coffee, you’ll find locally roasted coffees from Winterset, Iowa, including Bali Blue Moon in both light and dark roasts, Quarantine French Roast, Tanzanian Peaberry and more.

"We are so excited about the upcoming Drive-Through Market. We have missed seeing old and meeting new customers as we provide you with amazingly fresh roasted coffee!! Can't wait!” Big Sky Bread Co.

Big Sky Bread Co.

Find cinnamon rolls, Dutch letters, focaccia in various varieties and an assortment of breads and granola from Big Sky Bread Co. at the Winter Market. Co-owner Amy Reynolds loves the festive feeling of winter markets and the support from customers during the holidays.

"We love participating in the winter markets! They are so festive and fun! We love being able to talk to our customers about special orders and special items we may have just for the holiday season! We love that our customers support us, and other local businesses, during the holidays."

Maddy Fusco EmbroideryMaddy Fusco Illustration

Maddy Fusco is only attending one market this year — the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market! She is eager to show off new embroidery work and see customers face-to-face.

“I can’t wait to participate in the Winter Market because I’ve terribly missed talking with customers face-to-face and having that personal connection with those going out and supporting local makers. Having the opportunity to do so in a safe way means so much. This will be my only market this year, and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on!”Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul

Owners Ann and Rick Robinson are looking forward to connecting with customers as well. Heart & Soul will offer ornaments, Christmas signs and more.

“We’re looking forward to doing the Winter Market "from a distance." We will have sports, Christmas and the regular lineup ready ... looking forward to seeing our great market customers.”

We hope to see you Saturday, November 21 at the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market!

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.