Well, hello…

We might be in our winter hiatus, but there’s lots going on behind the scenes at the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market. We are excited to announce that this year’s Pop Up Market is coming earlier, giving you a chance to get fresh, local food and other good market stuff well before spring has, well, sprung. We are back at Bind Café this year on February and March 13, 14, and 15, daily from 10am-6pm. We’ll provide more information soon about which vendors will offer products.
We are ready to pick the season’s crop of vendors! Our 2018 application has been shared with our veteran vendors and will be available right here very soon. If you are a farmer, baker, chef, artist, musician, maker, creator, crafter, or nonprofit organization, we hope you’ll consider joining our vendor family. 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’re not sure what to expect from the market, join our Prospective Vendor Meeting on February 22 from 5:30-7:30 at Inventrek.

Stay tuned for all the important details!

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