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Downtown Farmers' Market Opens May 2 For Its 40th Season

February 19, 2015

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce that the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will return to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) for its 40th Season on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Market will span nine city blocks and continue to be held in the Historic Court District, every Saturday morning, from May 2 – Oct. 31, 2015.

“We are honored to partner with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines as our presenting sponsor for the third year”, says Kelly Foss, Downtown Farmers’ Market Director, “Their active presence will continue to connect our Farmers’ Market community with resources to live a healthier life along with the healthy choice they’re already making in buying fresh local food at The Market.”

The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday from 7 a.m. – Noon. Fall hours begin in October and The Market opens one hour later, from 8 a.m. – Noon.

“We are delighted to carry on this proud community tradition by being a part of the Downtown Farmers’ Market again this year,” said Eric Crowell, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. “We are eager to engage with our community each week and offer health information, fun hands-on activities and more ways to Live Well.”

Every Saturday UnityPoint Health staff and volunteers will be on-site at The Market, with fun and educational programs, health screenings, safety checks and seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from dieticians. 

All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907. Please visit the website for 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 Downtown Community Alliance. 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. The Downtown Community Alliance, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core. For more information please visit DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket, Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket #DTFM.