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Downtown Outdoor Winter Farmers' Market to Return for 2022 Season, Opens Vendor Applications

August 10, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 10, 2022) – The Downtown Winter Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines has announced it will return to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) with an outdoor market in November and December. The Winter Market will take place in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are excited to bring the outdoor Winter Market back to Downtown Des Moines,” said Megan Renkel, Manager of the Downtown Farmers’ Market. “This event will give residents and guests an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally farmed and created products, and will give new and returning vendors another opportunity to share their expertise with the community.”

Vendor applications are now open for those interested in participating in the 2022 Winter Market season. Winter Market vendors will have seasonal local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa and many other varieties of value-added farm food and local art available for purchase. There will also be breakfast and lunch street food options on-site. Aspiring vendors can send in the application on The Market’s website. Applications will close on Sunday, Oct. 23.

"The Winter Market provides an excellent opportunity for vendors to provide extra cheer for Market patrons as they sell products during the holiday shopping season," said David Stark, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. "UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is excited to sponsor this vibrant Downtown event that promotes nutritional, physical and mental health."

The Winter Market is free and open to the public. Learn more at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com and stay tuned for more details as they are announced in the coming weeks.

The Market’s traditional outdoor season continues throughout the months of August, September and October each Saturday morning in the Historic Court District. The Market takes place from 7 a.m. – Noon with October hours of 8 a.m. – Noon.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

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 6,500 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.