Thanks for stopping by!

There is no doubt the 2020 Market Season was a strange one, from a late start to the season, face masks, and missing our weekly musical guests, we were up against some serious barriers.

Without our supportive community, our market could have really suffered. But you guys came through every week with your support of our all-local family of market farmers, makers, and bakers. We can’t thank you enough for seeing the importance of supporting local and putting your money where your heart and home are!

One of the ways we try to show our appreciation is through The Market Store & Cafe, the hometown grocery and eatery we have created at 119 W. Sycamore Street, in downtown Kokomo that provides 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. We also carry 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.

We have big things in mind for 2021, a year that will mark the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the KDFM. We’re pretty excited. If you would like to support some of our big 2021 goals (like adding a community kitchen to our growing food hub), please consider becoming a Market Member or even a KDFM Market Sponsor! We would certainly appreciate it.

We have a few great things planned for the winter, including our Vegan Friendsgiving brunch with Lucky Lemon Bakery on November 7 and our Holiday Open House (date TBD). Stay tuned for all the goodness!

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 & Store

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…along with a cafe that offers a changing monthly menu highlighting locally-grown and produced food, including Meatless Mondays with Lucky Lemon Bakery! In case you can’t get out or just don’t want to, we offer our store products through an online ordering and delivery format. Our Online Store can be found here!

The KDFM makes eating fresher, local, better so much easier!

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