Well, hello…

Over the last couple of years we have spent a lot of time asking our customers for input about how we can serve the community better.  The overwhelming answer as been: extend the hours the market is available. Well, guess what! You asked, and we have been listening! We have been hard at work figuring out exactly how we can provide greater access to important, nourishing fresh, locally-grown food and we have a solution.

This year’s Winter Market will be open Wednesday through Saturday (that’s FOUR DAYS A WEEK!) from 10am-5pm at 108 N. Main Street. Instead of all of our farmers, makers, and bakers being on site every day, we are pooling our time and working together to run our amazing little market like the Pop Up Market Store. You’ll still have opportunities to see your favorite vendors (stay tuned to find out more), but you won’t have to wait until Saturday to get their wonderful products. Pretty sweet, huh?

There’s still a good amount of local produce available, along with fresh meat, eggs, dairy, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, frozen meals for busy nights and your lunch break, vegan treats, lots of sweets, and of course, artisan breads to pair with all the tasty soup you’ll be making this winter.

As always, we proudly accept SNAP and will be doubling benefits up to the first $10 once a week for all SNAP recipients. Debit, credit, and cash are also accepted.

We can’t wait to see you starting November 7 at the Winter Market STORE! Show your support for our new endeavor and you just may find we stick around a bit longer!

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 current 2018 Winter Market 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!

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