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Downtown Farmers' Market Celebrates Final Day of Season This Saturday

Last Market 2019

October 22, 2019

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES, IOWA (Oct. 22, 2019) – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will wrap up the final outdoor market of the season this Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) from 8 a.m. – Noon. The Market spans nine city blocks in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) in the Historic Court District: On Court Avenue from Water Street to Fifth Avenue and extending north and south on Second Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street. The Market supports nearly 300 local small business owners, including farmers, producers, bakers and artists that represent 50 counties across the state of Iowa.

As Halloween approaches, patrons are invited to dress in costume to celebrate. Costumed characters will be onsite, including princesses, the Dark Knight and the Batcar, and more. Patrons can receive treats from participating vendors and stock up on their favorite Market items before the outdoor season ends.

Farmers and producers will offer a variety of fall produce for the final outdoor market of the season including sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, garlic, apples and fall-themed baked goods and treats such as caramel apples, apple cider, apple pie, pumpkins, fall mums, unique gourds, flowers and plants and more.

The Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market will return on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 and again on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14. The Winter Market will be in a new location this year at Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. Patrons at The Winter Market can stock up on their favorite holiday goods.

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 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 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.