Well, hello…

We are pleased to share our vendor and activity list for Opening Day 2017 which will be held indoors at the Kokomo Family YMCA (who we cannot thank enough for their hospitality!) tomorrow due to a really rotten weather forecast. Come see us and bring your little ones to check out the Y’s Healthy Kids Day. (Please help us spread the word with a share!)

A & M Farms
Barlow’s Beard Butter
Bent Arrow Acres
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Copper Creek Farm
Creative Farming
Dairy Dream
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
Earth Cure Farm
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
The Fair Bakery
Freebird Farm & Homestead
Gluten Free Baking Company
Grandpa’s Jerky
Greener Side Gardens
Grow Your Own Garden
Heaven’s Rim
Honey Bee Flower Farm
The Indiana Whiskey Company
Juice Blasters
Lucky Lemon Bakery
Main Street Cafe
Mr. Fox’s Haberdashery Bespoke Leather Goods
Nektar Flow Farms
Royal Company
Rustic Feathers Farm
Sheri’s Edible Art
Simple Dimensions
Stiner’s Produce
Sylvie’s Oil
Teresa’s Treasures

Unfortunately, our food trucks will not be able to join us tomorrow. There will still be plenty of delicious options for lunch at the market.

Paul Frank will provide music in the morning, followed by Heart Wind Band. Chef James from Mattie Lou’s Bayou South will be demonstrating how to create delicious salads from fresh market ingredients. Our Little Sprouts Club will be investigating the needs of plants in preparation for planting the market garden over the next couple weeks. We are so excited to see you at the Kokomo YMCA, located at 114 N. Union Street!

 

We are excited 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.

Our list of small 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!

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