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Together, we are all #DSMstrong.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Farmers’ Market team would like to express our sincere gratitude to all healthcare workers — from doctors and nurses on the front lines, to those serving behind the scenes — as well as essential workers, including our farmers who are keeping us fed and healthy. Additionally, we wish to say thank you to our patrons for the way you have rallied behind our local community. We support you and we are grateful for your role in helping to keep the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community safe and healthy.

Activities + Coloring Sheets

As a token of our thanks, please find Downtown Farmers’ Market-themed downloadable activities to enjoy while social distancing. Click on any of the activities or coloring sheets below to print:


Additionally, our presenting sponsor UnityPoint Health - Des Moines also wants to share their thanks and further promote health and wellness by sharing a number of easily downloadable and printable recipes for your enjoyment. Click on any of the below icons for printing:

A - I  |  J - R  |  S - Z

Recipes: A – I

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets

Cesear Vinaigrette

Cheesey Potato Gratin Muffins

Flavorful Spinach Pita Pizza

French Toast Bake

Fresh Kale Salad

Gooey Cheese Bread

Granola Peach Crisp

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Hearty Roasted Root Vegetables

Recipes: J – R

Juicy Black & Bleu Burgers

Lemon Pepper Green Beans

Loaded Spinach Salad

Maple-Mustard Marinated Salmon

Mouthwatering Stuffed Chicken

Omelet Muffins

Protein-Packed Zucchini Patties

Quick & Easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Recipes: S – Z

Savory Herb Roasted Pork

Shepherd's Pie

Sweet & Tangy Quinoa Salad

Zesty Breakfast Burrito

Zesty Fish Tacos


The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Catch Des Moines jointly launched the DSM Local Challenge to encourage Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents to support local businesses while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it's your favorite Farmers' Market vendor or a local go-to restaurant for to-go, learn more about ways to support local with the #DSMlocalchallenge.


This video includes images submitted by businesses and residents across the region showing people helping each other, supporting our medical community, sharing uplifting messages, adjusting to a virtual lifestyle and more. Visit the #DSMstrong page for more information about ways we can be #DSMstrong together.