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Downtown Farmers' Market: New Arts & Craft Vendors in 2019

DTFM New Vendors

September 6, 2019

The Downtown Farmers’ Market continues welcoming new vendors as the end of summer approaches and the leaves begin to change, marking the turn of the season. With eight Saturdays left to enjoy The Market, you’ll want to stop by The Carpenter & Honeybee as you gear up for your holiday shopping. With Christmas, Fall and Valentines home décor offerings, you can get a head start on your gift giving list, conveniently in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

The Carpenter & Honeybee

The Carpenter & Honeybee is owned by Laura and Adam Amick. The couple has been interested in woodworking for the past 19 years, and have owned The Carpenter & Honeybee since 2000, creating signs for the home in all sizes.

The Carpenter & Honeybee is located at 4th Street, south of Court Avenue, the blank is an easy-to-find Market location.

Shop Signs

Find an array of sign options in the following categories: athletes, beach, holiday, military, teachers and wedding, to name a few. The homemade signs make great gifts for family, friends, coworkers and more.

Outside of The Market, The Carpenter & Honeybee also books group, birthday and fundraising events, as well as DIY workshops.

Find out more about The Carpenter & Honeybee by watching this video.

Colby Creates

Following the birth of her son, Sarah Colby needed a mid-size purse in a design she could love. Not finding what she wanted, she set about making her own purse — the first of many. A year later, Sarah started Colby Creates, following in her parents’ footsteps to become a small business owner herself. She runs her creative business from Boone, Iowa. Once a month for the duration of The Market, Colby sells various sizes of handmaid purses, lip balm holders, hand sanitizer holders and more. Minimalist wallets come in several designs including lace, floral and stars.

Find the Colby Creates Market booth in front of Hy-Vee’s parking lot along 4th Street, south of Court Avenue.

Learn more about Colby Creates by watching this video.

Plan for your visit to The Market, including tips, as well as locate the area you’ll find The Carpenter & Honeybee and Colby Creates ahead of your visit.

From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.