Well, hello…

What can we say? Saturday’s market is going to be so good.

First off, it’s Tomato Tasting at the KDFM, so come prepared to samples varieties of tomatoes grown by B & B Berries and More, Thistle Rock Farm, Stiner’s Produce, and Brubaker Produce from 10am-noon. Market Manager Adrienne will also be offering up samples of tomato jam and will demonstrate a seriously quick, easy and scrumptious side dish made with cherry tomatoes.

Over in the Sprouts tent, Wrangler & Friends will bring Lammie to market and kiddos will get to paint their own tiny masterpiece with Lammie’s wool. We’ll also be taste testing peaches, so if you need to add some orange to meet the Taste the Rainbow Challenge, this is your chance!

We’ll also be kicking off our School Supplies Drive in partnership with United Way of Howard County. Bring supplies and receive a coupon to use with any of our vendors.

Did we mention Bel and The Bad Wolves will be back with us this week? They blew us away with their talent last time they joined us and we are all looking forward to enjoying them again.

We’re proud to have our sponsor Community Howard Regional Health join us with their CareMobile to offer general health information along with body mass index and blood pressure testing.

We’re also offering a 15% off sale on all our t-shirts and tank tops as we prepare for NEW DESIGNS.

Now, here’s what you’ve really been waiting for–our amazing line up of the friendliest vendors in Central Indiana:

Honey Bee Flower Farm
Brubaker Produce
A & M Farms
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
Doud’s Orchard
B & B Berries and More
Thistle Rock Farm
Creative Farming
Nektar Flow Farms
Greener Side Gardens
Sheri’s Edible Art
Lucky Lemon Bakery
The Fair Bakery
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Peshewa Coffee Co.
Anne Marie’s Chocolates
Mama Sheila’s
Gabettas
Sylvie’s Oil
JDHome Gallery
bars & balms
Ladies in Thread
MommaJuse
Stiner’s Produce
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Das Bauck Haus
DJ’s Kettle Corn
Stepup 4 Girls

All the goodness is coming atcha this Saturday from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry and Washington Streets!

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