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Downtown Farmers' Market Postponed

March 24, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA  — The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines has been closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and all local, state and federal public health guidelines regarding large gatherings. After a thorough evaluation, The Market has decided to postpone Opening Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, until restrictions are lifted.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market will continue to evaluate the situation and health guidelines to determine the appropriate day to kick off The Market season and communicate with vendors and the public as new information becomes available.

“Our priority is the health and safety of our vendors and market patrons,” said Kelly Foss, Director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “We are thankful to all of our sponsors, vendors and community members who participate in The Market. We look forward to again hosting this world-class event and being one of the top farmers’ markets in the country.”

Since 1975, this annual event has hosted vendors and patrons from counties across Iowa. Farmers, growers and artisan food entrepreneurs offer locally produced fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, wine and more. The Market also offers a variety of attractions and activities including shopping for fresh produce, eggs, meats and more, eating breakfast, enjoying the atmosphere, meeting with family and friends and live entertainment.

Find more information at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines and produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is typically held every Saturday morning May – October in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. Find more information at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/downtownfarmersmarket and on Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.