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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!

Spark DSM Business Incubator 

The Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is one of the events participating in the Spark DSM Business Incubator to support small businesses. The program will host businesses and approved startups businesses at three special incubator-themed booths. The Spark DSM Business Incubator is sponsored by Principal and EMC Insurance.

Learn More

Select one of the buttons below to learn more about how you can get involved at The Market:



Vendor applications for the 2024 season are now closed. Interested vendors can learn more at the Vendor Application page. 


Vendor applications for the 2024 season are now closed. Interested entertainers can learn more at the Vendor Application page

Market Extras

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.

Saturday Salutes

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. 


The Downtown Farmers’ Market would not be possible without the support provided by generous sponsors. Each year, organizations like UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, First Interstate Bank, 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. 


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.