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Join us for our 19th season of celebrating local food, folks, and fun at the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market. Due to COVID19 concerns, the start of this season has been delayed to June 6.

We are doing everything we can to keep Market as simple and familiar as we can; however, we do need to take some precautions. Here is what we are doing and asking our customers to do to keep everyone safe, comfortable and smiling at the Market this year.

  1. Vendors will wear masks. We ask that you do as well. Let’s take care of each other!
  2. We are providing extra hand sanitizer as well as several handwashing stations throughout the market.
  3. We are widening the aisles to give everyone the opportunity to distance as much as they are comfortable with. Please pay attention to traffic flow arrows.
  4. We are honoring our elderly and immunocompromised community members by dedicating the first 30 minutes of Market to them so they can shop safely and comfortably.
  5. If we don’t feel good, we are staying home, and we ask that you do as well.
  6. We are delaying the start of entertainment, Little Sprouts Market Club, and Wellness Cooking Demonstrations until after July 4.
  7. We ask that you don’t touch items you don’t intend to purchase.

That’s it. Yes, we know it will be different this season, but we are so excited to see you, to share all the good food, great art, and tasty treats we’ve been working on all winter long, we think it’ll be pretty easy to look past some of the restrictions. Come prepared to have a great Saturday with us on Opening Day and all the others too!

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!

Check here for info, recipes, and news!

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:

Betsy Altic, Chair, veteran vendor Betsy’s Kitchen
Susan Alexander, Treasurer, Downtown Initiatives Manager, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
Caele Pemberton, Secretary
Cheryl Graham, United Way
Mathias Ingle, Howard County Purdue Extension
Sandra Young, Community Member