Well, hello…

Summer is nearly upon us and you know that means: the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is ready to spring into action! We’ve chosen our new crop of vendors for 2018 and are eagerly looking forward to bringing you the best in locally-grown, -raised, and -made goodness. Check here often all season long for your weekly vendor line up, information about market activities such as our weekly demos and wellness information, Little Sprouts Market Club activities and more.

Our season gets started Saturday, April 28, from 9am-1pm with special musical guests Medicinal Bluegrass Band, our Wellness Tent will offer information about planting your own garden for success as well a taste test of a popular spring vegetable. 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