Fresh Food. Friendly Neighbors.
This program seeks to connect Iowans to locally grown and healthy food through the various farmers markets in Polk, Dallas, Marion, and Warren counties.
Eat Greater Des Moines seeks to spread awareness of the different farmers markets all around the city. There are over 20 different markets in Des Moines alone. A consumer can find a place to buy local food almost every night of the week!
Eat Greater Des Moines is here to help promote your market. We have free marketing material available for you. Complete the material order form and we will get materials to you.
Fresh fruit and vegetable producers can expand their customer base through free programs that allow vendors to accept food assistance programs. The Iowa Wireless EBT program and Farmers Market Nutrition Program allow farmers to expand their customer base by accepting additional payment options. Eat Greater Des Moines provides incentives and reimbursements for those who go through the training programs, as well as incentives for those who refer other vendors. By participating in these training programs, vendors can expand their customer base and ensure that more individuals have access to fresh, local food.