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Saturday Salutes

As one of Des Moines' (DSM's) most prominent events, the Downtown Farmers' 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.

As a Saturday Salute, each small nonprofit organization will receive the following:

  • A 10' x 10' booth space to connect with thousands of Market patrons.
  • An opportunity to promote your organization — you may distribute ticket, campaign or membership information directly related to your organization.
  • An opportunity to provide an interactive or educational activity to encourage engagement and visitors to your booth.
  • A built-in audience with an estimated 25,000 patrons. 

If interested in applying as a Saturday Salute, please contact Megan Renkel to be considered for the 2023 season.

Sales and Giveaways

As a reminder, our primary purpose is to be a farmers' market, and we want to support your neighboring farmers and vendors who are selling their goods. For this reason, sales, samples, tastings and giveaways of food, drink and merchandise is not included as part of the Saturday Salute agreement.

The Market is pleased to offer this opportunity to have on-site to engage with the community in a unique way. If your nonprofit organization would like to request to attend The Market as a Saturday Salute, please review the information, ensure your organization qualifies, then complete the online application.

As a promotional opportunity, Saturday Salutes support The Market with a fee paid per attended date. Space is limited and scheduled dates are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once your request is received, a Market representative will contact you.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Weyers, Downtown Farmers’ Market Manager.