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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!


The Market is a huge operation with hundreds of moving parts, and interns play a big role in making sure everything runs smoothly. For more information, contact Kelly Foss, Director of The Market.

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


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Interested in being an entertainer at The Market? Sign up to join the mailing list and be notified when applications open for 2022!

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 Kelly Foss, Director of The Market.

Learn more about how to apply to be a Market Extra.

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.

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, Great Western Bank, Hy-Vee Fourth + Court and many more help bring this proud Iowa tradition to life.

To join the ranks of these proud Iowa supporters, contact Kelly Foss, Director of The Market.

Thank you to our 2021 Market Sponsors!


Interested in becoming a vendor at The Market? The first step is to create a new account here. Applications are expected to be available in January 2022.

Please email farmersmarket@downtownDSMUSA.com for more information.


Each year, the Downtown Farmers’ Market counts on the help of volunteers to sustain the development of The Market. From directing patrons at the Information Booth to taking care of the behind-the-scenes heavy lifting, hundreds of Iowans eagerly take on the challenge to assist their favorite event of the summer.

Learn more about volunteering at The Market.