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Downtown Farmers' Market to Begin Fall Hours

October 5, 2017

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES, IOWA — The Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will begin its October hours of 8 a.m. to Noon this Saturday, instead of its usual 7 a.m. start. The later start provides more daylight as vendors prepare their stands for the arrival of Market patrons.

Fall produce will be plentiful and will include 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 so much more.

To celebrate Halloween, during the final Market on Oct. 28, patrons are encouraged to dress in fun costumes. Bring the kids to enjoy treats handed out by Market sponsors and vendors.   

The Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The season started May 6 and takes place every Saturday morning through Oct. 28, 2017. The Market spans nine city blocks in the Historic Court District, from First Street to Fifth Avenue. It extends north and south on Second Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street. Farmers and producers from 50 counties in Iowa fill the Historic Court District with a variety of current, in-season produce. The Market supports nearly 300 farmers, growers and artisan food entrepreneurs. 

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 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.