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Fall Hours Begin At The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market On Saturday, Oct. 7

October 3, 2023

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES, IOWA (Oct. 3, 2023) — The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will begin its October hours of 8 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, instead of its usual 7 a.m. start. The later start gives vendors ample time in the daylight to prepare their stands for the arrival of Market patrons. 

Over the next four Saturdays in October, 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. On Oct. 31, The Market will celebrate Halloween by encouraging patrons to dress up in their Halloween costumes. A cast of characters ranging from princesses to superheroes will also walk around The Market interacting with patrons throughout the morning. 

“As we get into the heart of fall, we’re excited to bring in a new array of products from dedicated vendors to the Historic Court District during the month of October,” said Downtown Farmers’ Market Manager Megan Renkel. “We encourage patrons to take in the sights, sounds and smells of this festive atmosphere each Saturday morning.”

In addition to the normal Market season, the Downtown Winter Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines will take place from Friday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 19 at Hy-Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). The Winter Market will feature late-season produce, holiday gifts, baked goods and more. 

Find more information about The Market at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

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 Downtown, DSM, Inc.  

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.  

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 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, on e 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.