Well, hello…

Wednesday’s Midweek Market is looking pretty fabulous. Local musician Dan Retherford will provide the musical backdrop for a lovely afternoon of shopping with some of your favorite vendors. Howard County Stormwater District will share their cool water table and Indiana Health Centers will be distributing farmers’ market WIC benefits to qualified recipients.

And how about those amazing KDFM vendors bringing everything from farm-fresh eggs to prepared food and baked treats, gorgeous produce, stuff for your beard if you have one, natural products for your home and drinks in case you get thirsty. Also, there will be berries! Here’s the line up:

A & M Farms
Barlow’s Beard Butter
Brubaker Produce
Copper Creek Farm
Creative Farming
Doud’s Orchard
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Gluten Free Baking Company
Juice Blasters
Royal Company
Thistle Rock Farm

*Bring your Midweek Market loyalty card from last year or get a new one started to earn market rewards for shopping local!*

We’ll see you at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets, Wednesday from 4pm tp 7pm.

We are off to an absolutely AMAZING 2017 full of all the same market fun you love with some great new additions and programs to make this season one of the best.

Our list of small farm and business vendors continues to grow and diversify offering products from high-quality produce and farm fresh meats to one-of-a-kind artwork and vegan treats. KDFM vendors work hard to provide a consistent source of sustainably and humanely raised food to the community and they value the support Kokomo provides.

We always accept applications for farmers, bakers, chefs, artists, musicians, makers, creators, crafters, and nonprofit organizations. 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!

If you are interested in joining us, please check out our online application!  The regular 2017 season starts on April 29. The Midweek Market begins June 14.

 

 


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:

Karen Gingerich, chair, owner of Copper Creek Farms
Susan Alexander, treasurer and Downtown Initiatives Manager, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
Amanda Hosier, market volunteer, Manager at The Sunspot
Steve Daily, vendor and owner of Thistle Rock Farm
Randy Morris, City Controller, City of Kokomo
Shannon Querry, Director of The Crossing
Dr. Kent Blacklidge, PhD.
Kyle Gibson, owner and manger of The Coterie & The Wildcat
Melanie Shepherd, vendor and owner of Freebird Farm & Homestead