Vendors

Support local agriculture and buy direct from Iowa farmers while shopping the Downtown Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fresh herbs, beautiful flowers, farm fresh eggs, local wineries, a delicious assortment of cheese, an endless selection of baked goods, and many varieties of Iowa raised meat such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, rabbit, and even fresh Tilapia

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The products listed here are not all-inclusive
but instead provide a sampling of what you will find at each vendor booth.

Vendors

110 Caramel, LLC

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Baked Goods – homemade caramel candies, caramel sauce, caramel seasonings

7 Pines Farm

Kaleidoscope Skywalk

Grower/Producer/Specialty Item – organic in-season produce, pickled sweet jalapenos, dip mixes, salsa

Agri-Cultured Foods

Kaleidoscope Skywalk

Specialty Item – locally produced fermented salsas, kim chi, sauerkraut, hummus, kombucha

Al Dente Toffee

Kaleidoscope Skywalk

Baked Goods – artisan gourmet toffee varieties

Ann and Anthony

Art/Craft – custom embroidery – pillows, table cloths, aprons

Anne & Terry Art

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – home accessories & jewelry

Audubon County Family Farms

Capital Square Ground Level

Grower/Producer – chicken, pork, honey, eggs, heirloom apples, candles

Barb’s Garden and Pantry

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – jam, jelly, fruit spread, granola, donuts

Barbie’s Beading Boutique

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted jewelry, handbags, accessories

Bella Creations

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted jewelry

Big Creek Barkery

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – homemade dog treats

Big Daddy’s Bar-B-Q Sauce

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – locally produced BBQ sauce varieties

Big Daddy’s BBQ

Capital Square Skywalk

Prepared Food – BBQ pork, red beans and rice, locally produced BBQ sauce

Big Sky Bread Company

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – granola, European-style bread varieties

Birdhouses by Camillio Marasco

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – handcrafted birdhouses

Bisschopswijn

Capital Square Ground Level

Specialty Item – mulled wine & cider spices

Bloomin’ Adorable

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – handmade girls clothing & accessories

Blue Gate Farm

Capital Square Ground Level

Grower/Produce/Certified Organic – bok choy, cabbage, dried tomatoes, eggs, garlic, onions, salad mix, honey, horseradish, shallots, turnips, herbal syrup

Brandmeyer Popcorn Company

Capital Square Ground Level/Outdoors

Grower/Prepared Food – locally grown popcorn, kettle korn flavors

Brandywine House

Capital Square Ground Level

Specialty Item – dried food mixes

Butter Me Up!

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty Item – all-natural nut butters

Century Farm Pottery, LLC

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handmade functional pottery

Ciao Catering

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – Italian cookies, specialty cookies

Confections by Kelly, LLC

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – decorated sugar cookies, monster cookies, cinnamon cookies, chocolate chip cookies

Connie’s Creations

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty Item – various flavors fruit jam & jelly

Cory Family Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – naturally raised lamb, goat, beef, eggs

Coyote Run Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Produce – Chemical free heirloom varieties, garlic, spinach, eggs, beef

Crazy 4 Nuts

Capital Square Ground Level

Prepared Food – cinnamon roasted almonds, cashews, pecans

Cricket’s Gardens

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Produce – turkey, eggs, smoked & broiler chicken, egg noodles, gourds, pies, butternut squash, spinach, turnips

Cupcake Addict

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – specialty cupcakes

Daily Bread Bakery

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Baked Goods – certified organic bread varieties

Dakota Earth

Capital Square Ground Level

Specialty Item – artisan oils and balsamics, pasta, grain blends, spice blends

Darn Good Soap & Candle Co.

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Health & Beauty Products – glycerin soaps, lotions, mist, soy candles

Denison Mustard Co.

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – Iowa Country Mustard

Des Moines Bacon Co.

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty item – hickory smoked bacon

Dirty Kids Soap

Capital Square Ground Level

Health & Beauty – handmade soaps, body lotion, shampoo, bug spray, make-up, pet products

Earth & Fire

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted jewelry

Ebersole Cattle Co.

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – pasture raised, all natural beef

Epic Eateries

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty Item – gourmet spice blends

Fairycake Designs

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – handmade reversible tote bags, children’s accessories, up-cycled mittens, teething necklaces

Formaro’s Stuffed

Capital Square Ground Level

Prepared Food – stuffed sandwiches – veggie, bacon cheddar burger, chicken pot pie, lasagna

Fresh Cafe and Market

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Prepared Food – wheatgrass drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, organic fruit & vegetable juice

Frisian Farms Cheese

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Producer – Artisanal Gouda cheeses

Fudgeez

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Baked Goods – homemade caramel and fudge varieties

Gingerich Amish Baskets

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – signed & dated hand woven Amish baskets

Grandma’s Fudge

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – homemade fudge, peanut brittle

Grandma’s Spoons & Grandpa’s Stuff

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted unique wooden spoons, toy barns

Great River Maple

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty Item – Iowa produced maple syrup products

Greenbeanies

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – handcrafted beanie hats made from recycled t-shirts, beanie blossoms made from fabric scraps

Grinnell Heritage Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Produce/Certified organic – arugula, kale, parsnips, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips, beets

Harvest Barn Marketplace

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – all-natural Iowa pork, (ham, bacon), beef, eggs, home made fudge, Milton Creamery cheese, bratwurst, curds

Heart & Soul

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – hand-painted lawn & garden accessories, holiday décor and hand painted ornaments

Hedgeapple Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – eggs, grass fed lamb, honey sticks, hand spun yard

Hickory Hills Organic Farm

Capital Square Ground Level

Farmer/Producer – grass-fed beef, lamb, pasture chicken, pork, turkey, egg noodles

Ho-Ho-Ho

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – handmade country theme craft, signs, wreaths

Huber Family Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Produce/Chemical free – certified organic Bolero carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips

Iowa Coffee Company

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Prepared Drink – roasted coffee beans, fresh brewed coffee & espresso drinks

Iowa Orchard

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Grower/Produce/Baked Goods – orchard apples, pies, sweet breads

Iowa Orchids, Inc.

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Plants – blooming orchids

Iron Gallery

Outdoors

Art/Craft – metal art; indoor & outdoor iron art, wine racks, tables

Jasper Winery

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Wine

Java Joes Coffee House

Capital Square Ground Level

Prepared Drink – roasted coffee beans, brewed coffee, espresso drinks

Jeanne’s Soaps

Capital Square Skywalk

Health & Beauty – handmade soaps, body lotion, shampoo, pillow cases

Juan O’Sullivan’s Gourmet Salsa

Capital Square Ground Level

Grower/Specialty Item/Produce – homemade salsa, enchilada sauce, Iowa grown chilies

Kat’s Garden

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Specialty Item/Art – pepper jelly, photographs – Des Moines, Iowa, & nature scenes

Kelli Worth Designs

Kaleidoscope Skywalk

Art/Craft – vintage & up cycled wool and felt accessories

Koch Woodworking

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted unique wooden bowls, cutting boards

L&L European Delight

Capital Square Ground Level

Baked Goods – European style fresh breads, Perogie, Borscht, Cabbage Rolls

La Familia Sanchez Foods/ORALE! Salsa

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – homemade all natural salsa

La Ventosa Ranch

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – antibiotic & hormone free meats, chicken, goat, turkey, duck

Light the Earth

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – handcrafted lighting designs using rock

Little Morocco

Kaleidoscope Skywalk

Baked Goods – Moroccan style pastries, cakes, cookies

Lucky George Farm

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Farmer/Producer – eggs, naturally raised: chicken, turkey, goat, pork, rabbit, quail, fiber mohair, angora, llama

Madison County Winery

Capital Square Skywalk

Wine

Mainstream Boutique

Capital Square Skywalk

Retail – women’s clothing, accessories

Mast Family Farm

Capital Square Ground Level

Baked Goods/Grower – pies, breads, cookies, jams

Maytag Dairy Farms

Capital Square Ground Level

Specialty Item – Iowa produced cheese varieties, Maytag Blue Cheese, cheddar, homegrown popcorn

Mid-West Made, LLC

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – Iowa & Iowa State metal wall art and signs

Mo’Rub

Capital Square Ground Level

Prepared Food/Specialty Item – universal spice seasoning, prepared meats and sides

Nagi’s Falafel

Capital Square Skywalk

Prepared Food – Mediterranean-style food, falafel, hummus dip, baba ghanouj

O’Brien’s Own Gourmet Granola

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – 11 flavors of all natural granola

Old Parts-New Hearts

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – hand carved & embellished up cycled creations

Out of my Gourd

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – decorated gourds

Paul’s Grains

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Grains Chemical Free Grains – flour, cereals, wheat weavings, rice

Pawsitively Spoiled

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – handcrafted pet products & accessories

Pickle Creek Herbal

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Produce/specialty – herbs, herb infused oils, vinegars, soaps

Quilted Gardens and Nursery

Capital Square Ground Level

Grower/Retail Crafts – fresh wreaths, Christmas trees, seasonal plants/bulbs, holiday décor

Randol Honey Farm

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Producer – honey products, dry mixes

Reichert’s Dairy Air

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – artisanal goat/chevre cheeses, various flavors

Rosemary Fee

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – reversed window paintings, home decor

RS Welding Studio

Outdoors

Art/Craft – handcrafted gliders, arbors, iron with stone yard art ants & insects

Saltlickers

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – unique gourmet dried herb salt blends

Say Cheese Des Moines

Outdoors

Prepared Food – gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches

Scrapbook Heaven

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted embellished scrapbooks made from wood and chipboard

Shutt’s Garden Center

Capital Square Ground Level

Grower/Produce – tomato, squash, pecans, apples, onions

Sisters By Heart

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – original country theme crafts, bibs, hot pads, placemats, holiday décor

SkeieScapes

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – unique macro photography – prints, greeting cards, calendars and magnets

Soap Creek Jewelry

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – handcrafted jewelry

Soder Apiaries

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower – Certified organic produce, honey

Solo Design’s

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – stain glass concrete stones & tabletops, handcrafted jewelry, yard art

Something Italian

Capital Square Skywalk

Prepared Food – breakfast and lunch pizza, frittata

South Union Bakery

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – European style breads – focaccia, ciabatta, baguette, sour dough

Stam Greenhouse

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower/Plants – bonsai plants, poinsettia

Storybook Orchard

Capital Square Skywalk

Grower – orchard produce, apples

Strudl Haus

Capital Square Ground Level/Outdoors

Baked Goods/Prepared Food – Austrian-style cookies & pastries, napolean, Dutch letter, strudel, German sausages, roasted chestnuts

Summerset Winery

Capital Square Ground Level

Wine

Sunflower Patch

Capital Square Ground Level

Baked Goods – apple cider, coffee, breads, bread pudding, brownies, cake, kolaches, fudge and dinner rolls

Sunflower Pottery

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – original pottery

Super Lucky Charms

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted Iowa four leaf clover jewelry & accessories

Tamale’s Industry

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Prepared Food – Mexican style food, handmade tamales

Tami’s Tarts

Capital Square Skywalk

Baked Goods – fruit tarts, pastries, panna cotta

The Bead Lady

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted jewelry

The Jelly Lady

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Specialty Item – various fruit jam (mad mango, mojam, naughty & nice strawberry jalapeno, pecan pumpkin butter)

The Permanent Collection Letterpress Studio

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – handcrafted letterpress cards, art prints, stationery, posters

The Popsie Fish Company

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Farmer/Producer – Alaskan wild salmon varieties

Thompson Graphics

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – charcoal Iowa Hawkeye prints

Three Blind Pigs

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Prepared Food – loin back ribs, BBQ sandwiches- brisket, pulled chicken, pork; baked beans, cole slaw

Timber Ridge Cattle Co.

Capital Square Skywalk

Farmer/Producer – all natural flax-fed beef sticks

Timeless Prairie Orchard

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Grower/Produce – orchard apples, apple cider

Tri-Dyes

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Art/Craft – designed & crafted tie-dye apparel

Tumea and Son’s

Capital Square Ground Level

Baked Goods/Prepared Food – Italian desserts and breads, specialty cookies, pasta & meatballs

Twinplicity

Capital Square Skywalk

Art/Craft – original urban style clothing for twins & multiples

Vander Ploeg Bakery

Court Ave. between 1st and 2nd Streets (100)

Baked Goods – Dutch pastries, rolls & breads

Victoria’s Table

Capital Square Skywalk

Specialty Item – various flavors fruit jam & jelly

Whimsy Creations

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – recycled wool felted mittens, scarves, hats for kids & adults

Willow Avenue Pottery

Capital Square Ground Level

Art/Craft – handmade functional pottery

Yagu Limited

Kaleidoscope Ground Level

Baked Goods – gourmet cookie and cake varieties

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Vendor Information Guide

Saturdays

The application process for the 2014 Downtown Farmers’ Market is closed.

Winter

The application for the 2014 Winter Market is not yet available.

The main product at the Downtown Farmers’ Market is Iowa Grown and produced food products. As the Downtown Farmers’ Market has grown, it has become more attractive to vendors who sell various products. We are committed to choosing a product mix that is attractive to our customer, meanwhile keeping the balance of our The Market intact. This includes locally produced produce, eggs, beef, poultry, lamb, goat, baked goods, dairy, wine, jams, salsas, cut flowers, perennials, and bedding plants among other Iowa farm produced and value added product. We put a premium on products that are produced in Iowa and sold directly by the producer/grower; however this does not guarantee acceptance. While we recruit and encourage other high quality products, such as prepared food, artwork, crafts, and jewelry, we limit its availability at our market.

It’s important to note that applicants are accepted based on the products they apply to sell. Due to our commitment to balancing product mix, as noted above, some categories are closed for application. Closed categories will not be open for application for current vendors and new applicants. Applications submitted for closed categories will not be reviewed and the application fee will not be refunded, so please be sure to review the Open/Closed category information (see Vendor Information Guide), which will be updated occasionally on with final postings prior to the Annual Application process.

If after reading the Vendor Information Guide you believe the product you wish to apply to sell qualifies for the Farmers’ Market vendor program and you would like to receive information and updates regarding the 2015 application process, please create a vendor account by clicking here or  on “Vendor Login” at the top of the page. All applicants are required to use our online account and application process.

Creating an account is just like getting on a mailing list, so be sure to use a valid email address as this is the only way to receive information. Creating an account is NOT an application or in any way guaranteeing acceptance.

2014 Vendor Contract Information

Market Policy, Procedure, Regulation 2014

Vendor Information Guide 2014

 

 

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