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MEDIA ALERT: Downtown Farmers' Market Invites Presidential Candidates To Speak, Campaign

September 24, 2015

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines has announced two programs that will allow presidential candidates and members of their campaign staffs to interact with Market attendees.

  1. Breakfast, Produce and Politics: Through this program, The Market has extended an invite to all 2016 presidential candidates to share their messages with Market attendees for up to one hour, in similar fashion to the Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair. The media is welcome to attend Breakfast, Produce and Politics speeches. Go to DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com to see the schedule of candidates as they are announced.
  2. Saturday Salutes: Campaign staff members and volunteers can schedule to set up a 10x10 booth to distribute information and stickers.

The award-winning Downtown Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday through Oct. 31. The Market’s hours are 7 a.m. to Noon for the remainder of September and 8 a.m. to noon beginning in October.

For media inquiries, contact Kyle Oppenhuizen at koppenhuizen@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4972. Campaigns looking to book a time or space for either program can contact Kelly Foss at kfoss@downtownDSMUSA.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, in association with Greater Des Moines Partnership, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core. For more information please DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket, Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket  #DTFM