Thanks for stopping by!

The 2022 outdoor market season will all be here before we know it. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support of all things local and your commitment to putting your money where your heart and home are!

One of the ways we try to show our appreciation for your support is through The Radish Market & Cafe, the hometown grocery and eatery housed in our growing food hub at 115 W. Sycamore Street, in downtown Kokomo. It’s available year round to provide YOU with access to delicious, nutritious, real local food all year round, from the freshest produce, meat, milk and eggs to shelf staples like pasta sauce, granola, and flour. The Radish also offers locally-produced soaps, aromatherapy products, jewelry and so much more. Our store does something else really important: it gives our amazing local artisans and food producers a simple, effective, and revenue-growing way to market their products all year long. So even when the outdoor market season is over, you can still get the coolest, freshest stuff.

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is continuing to do big things, but we’re not done yet! We still have more to accomplish. If you would like to support some of our big goals (like adding a community kitchen to our growing food hub), please consider making a donation or even becoming a KDFM Market Sponsor! We would certainly appreciate it.

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 our Market & The Radish Market Cafe

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market 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.

We fulfill our mission each week all summer long, at our amazing outdoor market that 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 activities 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!

Because we understand that you want fresh, tasty, real food not just in the summer but all year through, we created The Market Store & Cafe in 2019 to provide consistent access to the best central Indiana farms and small businesses have to offer. It didn’t take long to outgrow that store, and in 2021, we moved a couple doors down to a larger space. Recently, the KDFM launch another amazing local business as the store became independently-owned and -operated by longtime Market Manager Adrienne Akers-Partlow. Now called The Radish Market & Cafe, the store continues to partner with the KDFM to increase access to and consumption of fresh food, to provide educational opportunities to our community, and to assist food producers and entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

Currently, the KDFM is working to build a community kitchen at our food hub at 115 W. Sycamore Street where you can learn about all things cooking and nutrition as well as build your own food business.

Check here for info, recipes, and news!

Here we are guys, just days away from opening the 20th Anniversary season of the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market! We’ve already accomplished big things this year with the relocation of The Market Store & Cafe into a bigger space full of potential, and we’ve got more to do as we begin building our COMMUNITY KITCHEN! …

KDFM Vision and Mission

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market Inc. is a catalyst for community prosperity, by promoting health and wellbeing, and the sustainability of the local food system, nutrition, and local arts and artisans.

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market Inc. operates a high-quality farmers’ market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, acts as a small business incubator for locals entrepreneurs and artisans to develop and grow their businesses, serves as a local food hub that nourishes and educates our community to enhance public health, and creates vibrant gatherings celebrating local flavor and furthering community relationships.

The KDFM Board of Directors:

Susan Alexander, President, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
Mathias Ingle, Secretary, Howard County Purdue Extension
Keith Peterson, Treasurer, Creative Farming
Justin Clouser, Community Member, Clouser Legal/Bolinger Law Firm
Annie Lightsey, Community Member, Owner of Sol House
Chad McCarter, Community Member, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of America
Alicia Sherrill, Community Member, Haynes International
Laura Stiner, Community Member, Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School
David Tharp, Community Member, Security Federal Savings Bank

Sponsor Members
Howard County Representative
Cheryl Currens

City of Kokomo Representative
Jennifer Rozzi, Rozzi’s Catering