The Jefferson County Health Department’s Mobile Health Center will be at the Desoto Farmer’s Market on May 31st. Mark your calendars and call 636-797-3737 ext. 303 to schedule your screening, physical or other needs.
Join us April 23rd for the annual Farmers’ Market Tractor Parade!
The market will be open from 8am – 12pm (we’re located at 520 N Main Street), with the parade beginning at 10:30am on De Soto Main Street. Call 314-609-1355 for more information or to become a vendor.
Get more fruits & vegetables when you use your EBT card at the DeSoto Farmers’ Market!
It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks. Stretch your food dollars for more fruits and vegetables. Here’s how it works:
- Bring your SNAP EBT Card to the farmers market office before you shop. Market staff are there to help.
- Purchase SNAP tokens to redeem on any SNAP eligible items with the vendors at the market.
- We’ll match every dollar you spend with FREE Double Up Food Bucks tokens – up to $25, every market day. Use them right away or later to redeem on locally grown fruits & vegetables.
Please note: our tokens this season will be aqua colored. Tokens are only interchangeable at markets using the same color tokens.
Kids at the farmers’ market have a blast. Whether they are talking to the vendors, sampling the honey, or taking part in the Power of Produce Club activities, we try to keep them involved. The past couple of seasons has put a damper on these activities, and Kids Mart was fully suspended. That isn’t the case now!
Kids Mart is where kids can be vendors at the market. Their space is smaller than a regular vendor, but they can sell their produce, plants, or crafts in a safe environment that loves little entrepreneurs. During the 2022 season, we plan on offering Kids Mart monthly. There is a required training for kids who wish to sell at the market, so please share this information and register your kiddos that want to participate.
Kids Mart Class
March 12—Kids Mart Class | 1pm-2:30pm with Dawna Watkins | Cost: $15/participant (Fee will be applied to 2022 application fee and 2 booth rental fees on Kids’ Mart days in 2022.) This class for all kids 16 and under who wish to be apart of our once monthly Kids’ Mart at the DFM. We are asking any kids who wishes to sell at the DFM 2022 Kids’ Mart to sign-up for this class. This class will talk about what you need at the market, how to sell your items, how to talk to customers, and planning a budget.
Our workshops are designed for existing vendors, prospective market vendors, and the general public.
Come learn with us!
March 12—Market 101 | 10am–12pm with Dawna Watkins | Cost: $15/ participant (Fee will be applied to 2022 application fee for market.) This is an overview of the market and vendor planning tips for anyone looking to be a new vendor at the market or vendors who want tips on improving their booth space. Topics covered will be: filling out the online application, customer interaction, product placement and table layout, signage and reviewing the 2022 Rules and Regulations.
Kid’s Market Class
March 12—Kid’s Market Class | 1pm-2:30pm with Dawna Watkins | Cost: $15/participant (Fee will be applied to 2022 application fee and 2 booth rental fees on Kids’ Mart days in 2022.) This class for all kids 16 and under who wish to be apart of our once monthly Kid’s Mart at the DFM. We are asking any kids who wishes to sell at the DFM 2022 Kid’s Mart weeks sign-up for this class. This class will talk about what you need at the market, how to sell your items, how to talk to customers, and planning a budget.