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What Vendors Are Saying About the Winter Market

Winter Market Testimonials

November 16, 2020

On Saturday, November 21, the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market will offer end-of-the-season produce and holiday gifts from local artists and makers. Shop the Drive-Through Winter Online Marketplace and add items to your cart that you can pick up at the event.

When to Visit

Saturday, Nov. 21 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where to Shop + Pick Up Items

You can pick up your items at the Principal Park parking lot, 1 Line Drive, in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Market staff ask that shoppers stay in vehicles at all times so vendors can safely complete transactions and load purchases.

What Vendors Are Saying

Randol Honey Farm Randol Honey

Pat Randol is the owner of Randol Honey Farm, which sells gourmet mixes, bath and body products and raw liquid and gourmet flavored honey, including blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon and more.

“I love participating in Winter Market each year, mostly because of all the wonderful people I get to meet. The hustle and bustle of people shopping. It's always a very exciting day.”

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

DogpatchAt Dogpatch Urban Gardens, Owner and Operator Jenny Quiner is eager to get the right items in people’s hands for Thanksgiving.

“I'm really excited to be participating in this season's Winter Market. Last Winter Market was our first time vending at the Winter Market, and it was so much fun. I loved being able to meet and connect with new customers and getting our fresh, healthy products to their tables. The idea of our greens being a part of people's Thanksgiving meal or knowing families are taking our elderberry syrup daily brings me joy.”

Timeless Prairie Orchard ApplesTimeless Prairie Orchard

Timeless Prairie Orchard offers some of the most flavorful apple varieties you’ll find anywhere. Owner and Operator David Differding names the apple that has been a hit at the Winter Market in the past below.

"Timeless Prairie Orchard is excited to bring our late season Evercrisp apple to the Winter Market. It is a cross between Honeycrisp and Fuji and has been a big hit at prior Winter Markets. We will have both regular size and our "Snackee" Evercrisp available for purchase at the Winter Market. We are excited to bring our great tasting apples to the Winter Market again for the 10th year! Also available will be Cortland, Jonathan and other exciting varieties. Apple cider in 1/2 gallons will also be for sale."

WeldingSkjordal Powder Coating & Engraving

Owner Jessica Skjordal creates custom sculptures for clients through her business, Skjordal Powder Coating & Engraving.

“We were gaining speed as a young, family-owned business and had big plans for this summer before COVID-19 hit. With all our shows canceling, we are excited to participate in the Winter Market in any way so we can share what we have been working on with everyone in a safe manner.”

In the Kitchen at Dutch Girl CreameryDutch Girl Creamery

ShadowBrook Farm’s Dutch Girl Creamery produces grade A goat milk and hand-crafted artisan goat cheese. Owner Charuth Loth shares why a gift basket of products from Dutch Girl Creamery should be on your holiday shopping list.

“'Our cheese is made in small batches, stirred and ladled by hand, melding science and art. We believe in regionally produced food, and our cheeses are true Nebraska originals. Cheese is a perfect gift for the holidays. We make it easy by offering many options with gift boxes or by the piece to make your own gift basket.”

Ebersole Gift BagEbersole Cattle Company

Ebersole Cattle Company is collaborating in 2020 with Lost Lake Farm and Blue Gate Farm to offer holiday grazing boards. Ebersole Cattle Company Owner Shanen Ebersole says they’ll offer beef boxes and individual steaks at the Winter Market as well.

"We are happy to work with Lost Lake Farm and Blue Gate Farm to make your grazing board easy this holiday season! You can also pick up one of our beef boxes or individual steaks!"

Summerset WinesSummerset Winery

Summerset Winery is home to savory varieties, including “The Final Rose,” a wine inspired by the vieyard’s appearance on ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

"Summerset Winery is extremely excited to be part of the Winter Market! We truly missed the traditional Farmer's Market this past summer and look forward to joining the community in a great market for local businesses. We will have all of our wines available for purchase so grab your favorites to share with friends and family this holiday season."

We hope to see you Saturday, November 21 at the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market!

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.