The Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines will begin on May 4 from 7 a.m. to  1 p.m. It will resume traditional hours of 7 a.m. - noon from May 11 to Sept. 26. Starting in October, there will be new fall hours, where the market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. This year's farmers' market will have 37 new vendors and a new presenting sponsor, UnityPoint Health, formerly Iowa Health. Staff and volunteers will provide exercise demonstrations, skin cancer screenings, bike helmet safety checks and seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from nutritionists. Click here to read a Business Record article about the Downtown Farmers' Market's growth as well as the growth of farmers' markets around the state.