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Downtown Farmers' Market Prepares for Online Ordering Platform

May 21, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 21, 2020) – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines completed a successful three-week Virtual Market Meet-Up on Saturday, May 16, and is now working on an online ordering platform to further connect vendors with customers. The Downtown Farmers’ Marketplace Online is scheduled to launch in late May or early June.

The Online Marketplace will allow vendors to take virtual orders and designate their own pick-up or delivery location. All Downtown Farmers’ Market vendors are invited to participate. The portal will build on the vendor contact information currently available on the Downtown Farmers’ Market website.

“We are excited to build out a best-in-class online resource that will help vendors and customers connect,” said Kelly Foss, Director of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “As we continue to practice social distancing, this is a doorway to help our vendors offer their products during a time when they are unable to sell at the physical Farmers’ Market location. It helps maintain the mission of the Downtown Farmers’ Market to connect consumers with local farmers, producers, bakers, cheesemakers, artists and more.”

For the holiday weekend, Greater Des Moines residents are encouraged to check out the vendor list at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com for vendor contact information.

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.