Drive-Through Bite Size Market | Online Marketplace
The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines is announcing a drive-through option. The Drive-Through Bite-Size Market will take place each Saturday from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Iowa State Capitol complex parking lot located at E. 13th and E. Grand Avenue in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) starting on Aug. 8 through Oct. 31. Customers can pre-order produce, meat, eggs, cheese, artisan food items, baked goods and flowers/plants through the Drive-Through Online Marketplace in advance and can pick up specific purchased items at The Drive-Through Bite-Size Market the following Saturday. Customers can also purchase items from onsite but must remain in their vehicles.
The purpose of The Drive-Through Bite-Size Market is to connect people who need and want to purchase food and products with vendors and small businesses who have items to sell. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a typical physical market.
The Drive-Through Online Marketplace allows customers to pre-order items prior to the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market taking place each Saturday. Make sure to check this each week to view the list of Drive-Through vendors that will be on site each Saturday. Pre-orders must be placed by 6 p.m. on Thursdays in order to pick up on Saturday. For example, orders for the Aug. 8 market must be placed by Thursday, Aug. 6 by 6 p.m. See directions below on how to use the Drive-Through Online Marketplace.
Drive-Through Online Marketplace
- Click on the Drive-Through Online Marketplace button.
- Once in the Drive-Through Online Marketplace, first time users can submit their information to create an account. Returning users can sign in with their username and password.
- After signing in, please feel free to browse Drive-Through Online Marketplace vendors and products. For items you would like to purchase, add them to your shopping cart.
- Click on the Checkout button once you are ready to purchase your items. Make sure to choose the “Drive-Through Bite-Size Market” as your pick-up location and the date you wish to pick up at the Drive-Through Market. Each vendor will have their own checkout process and payment options.
- Meet with your vendor(s) on your specified pick-up date at the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market. Pick up at the Iowa Capitol Complex, E. 13th and E. Grand Ave. in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on your chosen Saturday anytime between 8 – 11 a.m.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines has launched the Downtown Farmers’ Marketplace Online to further connect vendors with customers. The Online Marketplace allows customers to order from vendors virtually, helping them gain access to fresh, locally produced food and more. Vendors can coordinate a pick-up time and location or delivery options with customers through the program. See directions below on how to use the Online Marketplace.
Many vendors have their products available for purchase through the Downtown Marketplace Online, which will give customers the option of ordering online and meeting customers at a specified location. The Online Marketplace also features a number of vendors that will not be on site.
Vendors will continue to be added to the Online Marketplace, and will continue to add products to reflect what produce is in season.
Online Marketplace Instructions
- Click on the Online Marketplace button.
- Once in the Online Marketplace, first time users can submit their information to create an account. Returning users can sign in with their username and password.
- After signing in, please feel free to browse vendors and products. For items you would like to purchase, add them to your shopping cart.
- Click on the Checkout button once you are ready to purchase your items. Each vendor will have their own checkout process and payment options. When on the Checkout page, you can view pickup and/or delivery options for each vendor, as well submit payment for each vendor you wish to purchase items from.
To note: Vendors have different pickup and/or delivery locations.
- Meet with vendor(s) at specified time/date to complete pickup or wait for your delivery of Market products.
To find a list of vendors not yet in the Online Marketplace, see the full vendor list. The Market will continue to evaluate next steps following local, state and federal public health guidelines.
Thank You to the Downtown Farmers' Market Sponsors