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FARMER’S MARKET: Start Date, Partner Announced

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Organizers of the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Des Moines announced the opening day of the market for 2014 Friday, but it won’t come soon enough for Iowans sick of the cold and snow.

The first market of the season is being held Saturday, May 3rd. The market, now in its 39th season, features farm-fresh produce and meats, crafts, art, and music performances in the Court Avenue area of downtown Des Moines.

Market organizers also announced a major sponsor – UnityPoint Health. Volunteers from UnityPoint will be on hand every Saturday during the market to offer educational programs, health screenings, and nutrition tips.

The Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from May 3rd to October 25th.

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