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Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Drive-Through Winter Farmers' and Makers' Market

October 21, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 21, 2020) – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will hold a Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market this year in lieu of the traditional indoor Winter Market. The Drive-Through Winter Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Principal Park parking lot located at 1 Line Drive in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). The Drive-Through Winter Market will include 30 vendors selling a variety of products, gift items from local artists and makers, food and drink options and more. Patrons are invited to shop an assortment of late-season produce, meat, cheese, wine, artisan foods, pies, pastries, bread, honey, jam, salsa and more.

Vendors will be set up along the perimeter of the parking lot at Principal Park. Customers can either pre-order items online and attend The Drive-Through Winter Market to pick them up, or may shop in-person from their vehicles. This alternative market layout will allow customers to connect and purchase from vendors who would typically be at the indoor Winter Market.

“We are excited to continue the popular Winter Market with a new look for 2020 to provide a safe way for customers to support local small businesses,” said Kelly Foss, Director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “This creative solution will provide an option for people in our community to embrace winter and support local, while still adhering to social distancing.”

As the gift-giving season approaches, the Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market will act as a primary touch-point between consumers and local artisans. The Drive-Through Winter Market takes place just one week before Small Business Saturday, a national effort to support small businesses.

Find more information on the Downtown Farmers’ Market website.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 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.