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Get your advanced tickets for this year’s Farm-to-Fork dinner experience this Saturday at the market or by following the link above.

Join us for the first market of fall this Saturday! The KDFM is the best place to purchase all of your fresh, local fall produce, including pumpkins, squash, apples and much more! It’s going to be a beautiful day! Come see market newcomers The Split Sole Clogging Connection perform at 10am and enjoy New London Sound play the rest of the day. Fibromyalgia Center of America, Howard County Storm Water Division, and the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Bookmobile will join us as well.

Remember, we accept cash, debit, credit, and we double the first $10 of SNAP transactions every market day.

Come on out and show these amazing vendors some love:

A & M Farms
Peshewa Coffee Co.
Bent Arrow Acres
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Copper Creek
Dairy Dream
Dragonwood – Sweet and Savory Enchantments
Earthcure Farm
Etta’s Gooey Goodies
Farlows Orchard
Freebird Farm & Homestead
Gluten Free Baking Company
Grandpa’s Jerky
Greener Side Gardens
Heaven’s Rim
JDHome Gallery
Juice Blasters
Ladies in Thread
Lucky Lemon Bakery
Mr. Fox’s Haberdashery Bespoke Leather Goods
Nektar Flow Farms
Stepup 4 Girls
Stiner’s Produce
Sylvie’s Oil
Thistle Rock Farm

With just a couple more chances to shop local during the regular market season, you definitely don’t want to miss out this Saturday from 9am-1pm at the intersection of Mulberry & Washington Streets.

We are nearing the conclusion of an absolutely AMAZING 2017, but there’s still plenty of goodness left. Plus, fall = apples, squash, and pumpkins! Check this space each week to stay up on all the happenings. The end of the regular season just means Winter Market is getting closer!

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