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Downtown Farmers' Market to host 'Drive-Thru Bite-Size Market' starting in early August

It'll take place each Saturday at the Iowa State Capitol complex parking lot each Saturday starting Aug. 8.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers markets fans in the Des Moines metro will soon have a unique option to enjoy this tradition. 

Organizers for the Downtown Farmers Market announced Thursday a drive-thru option. Called 'The Bite-Size Market,' it'll be at the Iowa State Capitol complex parking lot at East 13th and East Grand Avenue, starting Aug. 8. 

It runs through Oct. 31. 

Leaders in a release said people can pre-order produce, meat, eggs, cheese and more through the Drive-Through Online Marketplace in advance. They  can pick-up specific purchased items at The Bite-Size Drive-Through Market the following Saturday. 

All vendors and staff will be required to wear masks.

Here are some of the safety precautions being taken, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Vendors and staff members will be required to wear a face covering and gloves.
  • Adequate space to ensure vendors can stay 6-feet apart and not gather in groups.
  • Customers will remain in their vehicles. Vendors will provide items to the customers.
  • There will be a main entrance point for vehicles to drive-through and pick up their Online Marketplace pre-ordered items.
  • Pre-sales will be done via the Drive-Through Online Marketplace. This online system is coming soon. On-site sales are also available.

The Drive-Through Online Marketplace virtual system will be released soon.

For more information, click here.

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