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This is a website that's all about the dogs that visit the Farmer's Market! The market that we frequently visit is in Downtown Des Moines, IA. It is a huge farmer's market with a great atmosphere.
I want everyone to post pictures or stories about their dogs (or anyone elses that you admire) at the farmer's market, the more posts the more interesting it will be. Eventually there will be contests and captioning games.
Feel free to visit the different links and post a comment or picture!
+ My favorite Farmer's Market Season! Enjoy all of this fall weather and pumpkins!
+ Speaking of pumpkins take photos of your pooches and purchases. I'm sure there are some adorable decorations set up and spectacular carvings.
Feel free to email us with any pictures, ideas, favorite dog related quotes, or comments! Any ideas for contests are also welcome...This is a new site so I am open to any fun new ideas :-)
Coloring pages now available. Check Facebook for pages and a contest
Everyone has an instinctive love for dogs, man’s best friend. It is astonishing just how many of these adorable pooches attend the farmer’s market with their willing owners. I first became interested in this project in the summer of 2010. Most Saturdays we end up going to the farmer's market and along with the food I enjoy looking at all the dogs. I began to realize that there really was an abundance of dogs in attendance, so one day I decided to do a nose count. There were at least 101 dogs that day! I know that I'm not the only one who loves the dogs so I started to take pictures. All that attend the market are deeply grateful to be able to spend their time buying fresh, local produce and enjoy the company of dogs.
Just a little bit about me if you want to know. My name is Melissa and I graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in horticulture and in 2009 with a Master's degree in agronomy, so with this background I love visiting the farmer's market. I want to utilize my talents, education, and creativity. This project seemed like the perfect outlet. Plus I LOVE the Farmer's Market! I'm hoping to write a book about the dogs at the market.
This is a photo of me and my dog Lolo, a great pyrenese. He is a wonderful, giant, fluffy dog. He loves to go for runs. I like running in the spring, but he loves running in the winter. With all of that fur he just doesn't get cold easily! I haven't brought my dog to the farmer's market. I don't think it is the right atmosphere for him plus he gets hot too easily and I highly doubt anyone wants to get slimed.
Interested in bringing your dog to the market, HERE are the rules along with a few market tips?
Make sure that if you do bring your dogs to the market that this is something they can handle. They need to be obedient, walk well on a leash, behave with other dogs & people, up to date on shots & veterinarian, and able to thrive in our varying climate. Make sure to bring plenty of water! As good pet owners it is our responsibility to take good care of pets and know what they can handle.