Well, hello…

It’s Thursday!

You know what that means: it’s market preview time. And as usual, we have a pretty great Saturday morning planned for you.

In our Wellness Tent, Melanie from Freebird Farm & Homestead will be talking about and sharing dried herbal tea blends. The Howard County Master Gardener Association will join us to share information about their yearly Garden Stroll, and we have two great local musicians in the entertainment tent. Josh Mast will play from 9am-11am and Paul Frank follows him up from 11am-1pm.

Olinda Homestead and Wrangler & Friends will bring Ana the Alpaca out to visit and assist kids in creating alpaca fiber tassels. We are not currently sure of the exact time of Ana’s visit, but the activity will be offered throughout the day along with our weekly kids’ taste test.

Our annual Market BBQ is coming up on July 14 and we’ll be selling advance tickets in the green and white Market Information Tent. Just $10 for a ton of delicious locally-sourced food with vegan and gluten free options. Pulled pork will be prepared by our friends The Local BBQ and Tin Man Brewing Kokomo will offer local brews! All funds raised are used to support valuable market programming for kids and families.

Pretty awesome right?

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: your fabulous line up of all-local farmers, makers, and bakers.

Bent Arrow Acres
Sylvie’s Oil
Honey Bee Flower Farm
Brubaker Produce
A & M Farms
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
Lucky Lemon Bakery
Peshewa Coffee Co.
JDHome Gallery
Thistle Rock Farm
Anne Marie’s Chocolates
bars & balms
Creative Farming
MommaJuse
Nektar Flow Farms*
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Doud Orchard
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Stiner’s Produce
Freebird Farm
The Fair Bakery

Come say hi from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets!

*Featured vendor! Nektar Flow will offer $1 off pints is their ice cream and a 2 for $5 special on vegan pawpaw ice pops.

We accept cash, credit, debit, and we double the first $10 of SNAP/EBT transactions every single Saturday from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets. See you there!

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!

 

 

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