Well, hello…

Let’s just take a minute to talk about how awesome this week’s installment of the KDFM is going to be, shall we? First off, the entertainment is stellar! Starting us off is the Wildcat Valley Cloggers- Kokomo, Indiana, then we have Obtuse Magic, and some musical goodness from Josh Mast. Our nonprofit guest this week is the Kokomo chapter of Disabled American Veterans. Little Sprouts Market Club kids are going to taste test a new vegetable and will be making chicken feed pouches AND get to feed chickens–make sure your kids are signed up! And finally, Claire from Bent Arrow Acres will be demonstrating how to break down a whole chicken for lots of tasty meals and how to use the frame for a rich and nutritious stock for soups.

***We also have THREE returning veteran vendors I think everyone is going to be happy to see! Bonus points if you can identify all three.***

Here’s your amazing line up of ALL LOCAL farmers, makers, and bakers:

Honey Bee Flower Farm
Bent Arrow Acres
Brubaker Produce
A & M Farms
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
Doud’s Orchard
Thistle Rock Farm
Creative Farming
Nektar Flow Farms
Greener Side Gardens
Sheri’s Edible Art
Lucky Lemon Bakery
Kappa Carmels
The Fair Bakery
Das Bauck Haus
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Mama Sheila’s (Sheila’s Custom Catering)
Stiner’s Produce
JDHome Gallery
Bars and Balms
Ladies in Thread
Heaven’s Rim
Freebird Farm & Homestead
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
DJ’s Kettle Corn
Stepup 4 Girls

Join us, won’t you? Remember, we operate rain or shine, but we will skedaddle if the radar shows lightening, so cross your fingers and do your no rain dance to keep us safe and dry from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets.

We accept cash, credit, debit, and we double the first $10 of SNAP/EBT transactions every single Saturday from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets. See you there!

Be sure to sign up for our one-of-a-kind weekly Harvest Box! Choose what you want from a weekly curated selection of farm-fresh market meat, eggs, produce, and more along with specially chosen recipes to compliment your picks. Purchase multiple baskets throughout the season or become a subscriber for the best deal!

Although we’ve picked this season’s vendors, we always accept applications for farmers, bakers, chefs, artists, musicians, makers, creators, crafters, and nonprofit organizations. If you’ve wondered what being a KDFM vendor is all about or just need more information, we would like to hear from you! Please get in touch with Market Manager Adrienne Akers Partlow (765-210-8235) or go ahead and fill out our online application. You choose how often you want to participate and we throw in some extra events to help your small farm or business become even more successful!

Stay tuned for all the important details and get ready for the best season of the KDFM yet.

Dedicated to increasing access to fresh, whole foods

The KDFM strives to provide access to fresh, locally-grown food to all members of our community through educational outreach, extended market hours and locations, and the promotion and development of local and small business.  To further help families, children and seniors in need all eligible vendors at our market accept SNAP and WIC  through a simple token program. Our Double Bucks program extends the purchasing power of SNAP users specifically for fresh, whole foods through doubling their benefits up to the first $10 for use on produce. We are changing lives one meal at a time!

About the KDFM

The KDFM is dedicated to providing Howard County with a one-of-a-kind, vibrant farmers’ market that promotes the community through education, small business development, and by celebrating the arts while working with local food producers to create avenues to consumers. Each week, the KDFM provides a dynamic glimpse of our community. Expect to find dance groups, bluegrass bands, magicians and more to entertain you while you stroll through the booths of our friendly vendors selling only what they grow, raise, or make themselves. Local nonprofit organizations participate each week ro share information about their work in the community. We offer weekly educational activies about nature, nutrition, and gardening through our Little Sprouts Market Club for kids and our Wellness Tent offers cooking demonstrations, budget-friendly recipes, and smart cooking tips to help you make the most of the market!

More information coming soon!

KDFM Vision and Mission

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is a catalyst for community prosperity, health, and the sustainability of the local food system.

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market operates a high-quality farmers’ market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, and a space for vibrant community gatherings.

The KDFM Board of Directors:

Amanda Hosier, Chair, Manager at The Sunspot, Health Coach, volunteer
Susan Alexander, Treasurer, Downtown Initiatives Manager, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
Laura McGuire-Cone, Secretary, owner Your Green Friend
Betsy Altic, owner Dairy/Dream
Kyle Gibson, owner and manger of The Coterie & The Wildcat
Cheryl Graham, United Way 2-1-1
Steve Daily, vendor and owner of Thistle Rock Farm
Cathy McDermott, Community Advisor
Randy Morris, City Controller, City of Kokomo
Lindsay Pedigo, Health and Human Services Educator, Howard County Purdue Extension
Shannon Querry, Director of The Crossing