Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market postponed

    The opening day of the Downtown Farmers' Market in Des Moines has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Farmers' Market)

    The opening day of Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The market was set to open May 2. That will be delayed until emergency restrictions imposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to slow the virus are lifted.

    Iowans are not supposed to gather in groups of more than 10, and they are encouraged to stay home at this point.

    The market draws thousands of people and is one of Des Moines’ most popular spring/summer events.

    Perry Beeman
    Senior reporter Perry Beeman has nearly 40 years of experience in Iowa journalism and has won national awards for environmental and business writing. He has written for The Des Moines Register and the Business Record, where he also served as managing editor. He also is former editorial director of Grinnell College. He co-authored the recently published book, "The $80 Billion Gamble," which details the lottery-rigging case of Eddie Tipton.