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Lovely and nutritious array of winter root vegetables from Brubaker Produce.

We are heading in to week 3 of Winter Market, which means your opportunity to shop local with the farmers, bakers, and makers you know and trust is almost over for the year!

Make your Thanksgiving gatherings just that much better with the addition of extra tasty, nutrient-dense, locally-grown ingredients like sweet potatoes, heritage turkeys, beautiful salad and greens mixes, apples, turnips, sweet carrots and much more. SNAP/EBT users, you can create a delicious meal on a budget with tips from Wellness Coordinator Laura McGuire-Cone and our Double Bucks program that puts double the money into your hands for farm-fresh food.

Don’t forget this Saturday, Market Manager Adrienne is hosting a kids’ crafternoon from noon-2pm. Bring your kiddos in while you shop and they’ll go home with a super cool handmade dream catcher.

Support all things local this holiday season with the Winter Market at Bind Cafe (108 N. Main Street) from 10am-2pm.

Here’s our all-local vendor line up:

A & M Farms
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Copper Creek Farm
Nektar Flow Farms
Dairy Dream
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
The Fair Bakery
Freebird Farm & Homestead
Peshewa Coffee Co.
Honey Bee Flower Farm
JDHome Gallery
Ladies in Thread
Mr. Fox’s Haberdashery Bespoke Leather Goods
Stiner’s Produce
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Sweet Basil’s Farm Stand
Sylvie’s Oil
Thistle Rock Farm
Tangles and More

Our line up of all-local 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!

 

 

 


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