Well, hello…

We are gearing up for 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.

We are looking for local growers, bakers, farmers, chefs, artists, musicians, makers, creators, crafters, and nonprofit organizations. If you have a talent to show off, a skill to share, homegrown produce, or a unique handmade product, the KDFM is the place for you. 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