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Outdoor Downtown Winter Farmers' Market Returns To Court Avenue This Saturday

December 1, 2021

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season, and this Saturday is the perfect time to stock up on items for gifts and gatherings at the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The outdoor Winter Market will take place in the Historic Court District on Court Avenue and surrounding streets in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The festive open-air street market will be filled with unique gift shopping, live music, hot cocoa and apple cider for purchase, and warming stations. There will also be an ornament-making station on-site for attendees of all ages to enjoy.

More than 70 Market vendors will have seasonal local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa and many other varieties of value-added farm food and local art available for purchase. There will also be breakfast and lunch street food options on-site. See a full list of vendors on The Market’s website.

“The first outdoor Winter Market in the Historic Court District in November was a major success as attendees embraced the outdoor weather and supported local vendors,” said Kelly Foss, Director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “As you prepare for holiday gatherings and shop for gifts, we encourage you to check out The Winter Market for locally produced food items, local art and more in a festive, safe environment.”

The Winter Market is free and open to the public. The outdoor location will help ensure a safe environment conducive to social distancing. Learn more at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is 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.