Get Involved with the Market
The Downtown Farmers’ Market depends on you to make it a community event! From volunteers to sponsors, vendors, entertainers and more, The Market is a place for everyone!
Minority-Owned Small Business Incubator Program
The Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines has an incubator pilot program to support minority-owned small businesses. The program will host minority-owned businesses and approved startups businesses at two special incubator-themed booths.
Select one of the buttons below to learn more about how you can get involved at The Market:
Vendor applications for the 2022 May-October season are now closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2023 season, get on the 2023 Interested Vendor mailing list! Complete this form to receive 2023 vendor application notices and updates.
Interested Vendor (2023 Market)
Entertainer applications for the 2022 Downtown Farmers' Market are now closed! Thank you all who have submitted applications. We will be in touch with you soon.
Take your involvement to the next level by setting up a booth as a Market Extra. The Market is supported by many key partners and businesses and would love to have yours join the family. For more information, contact the Downtown Farmers' Market team.
Learn more about how to apply to be a Market Extra.
As one of Des Moines' (DSM's) most prominent events, The Market is proud to promote local nonprofits. The Saturday Salute Program provides local nonprofit and charitable organizations a venue to promote learning opportunities, events and community resources each Saturday.
Learn more about how to apply to be a Saturday Salute at The Market.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market would not be possible without the support provided by generous sponsors. Each year, organizations like UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, MidAmerican Energy Company, First Interstate Bank, Iowa Food and Family Project, Polk County, DART and many more help bring this proud Iowa tradition to life.
To join the ranks of these proud Iowa supporters, contact the Downtown Farmers' Market team.
Thank you to our 2022 Market Sponsors!
Each Saturday, during Market season, community volunteers team up with us to collect farm fresh food donations from vendors as part of our Meals from The Market program. The food is distributed to DMARC’s 13 local food pantries, where it benefits those in our community facing the need for food.
For more information, visit the Volunteer page.