Well, hello…

For some people, January through March provides little more than cold, gloom, and misery. Not for us over here at the KDFM! These are the months of building, of potential, of incredible possibility. We are hard at work planning another amazing season–make that our 18th!–of fresh, local food and a whole lot of fun.

Right now is the most exciting part as we release our 2019 market application and begin learning more about all the potential vendors who would like to join us. Could that be you? We’re looking for folks who love to grow and raise food locally and naturally, who have a hobby or talent they’d like to turn into a business, for artists and other performers to sell work or share the market stage. We provide a fun and flexible marketplace where you can grow your business and build your clientele.

If you would like to join us as vendor, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click here to be taken to our online application. If you a nonprofit organization that would like to share your message with our community, please click the menu link for our quick and easy Nonprofit Application. Musicians and other performers are welcome to use the link for that particular application. Our application due date is March 31 and all applicants will be informed of their participation status by April 12, in plenty of time to prepare for our May 4th season opening! If you have ideas or questions, please email Market Manager Adrienne at info@kokomofarmersmarket.com.

Anyone interested in our participating in our market should plan to attend one of our Prospective Vendor Meeting on February 21 or March 21, from 5-7pm. You will be able to ask questions, learn more about the market and being a KDFM vendor, and you’ll have the chance to meet the Market Manager and some veteran vendors as well. It’s definitely worthwhile.

 

 

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:

Betsy Altic, Chair, veteran vendor Betsy’s Kitchen
Susan Alexander, Treasurer, Downtown Initiatives Manager, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
Cathy McDermott, Secretary, Community Advisor
Kyle Gibson, owner and manger of The Coterie & Sycamore Social Club
Cheryl Graham, United Way 2-1-1
Steve Daily, vendor and owner of Thistle Rock Farm
Cathy McDermott, Secretary, 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