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Downtown Farmers Market, Des Moines

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
The Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, May 7 – October 29, 2016, 7 a.m. – Noon. In October, the Market opens at 8 a.m.

The Winter Market occurs one weekend each in November and December annually.

A top ranked Farmers’ Market by The Daily Meal, Midwest Living Magazine, Shape Magazine and Country Living Magazine, the Downtown Farmers’ Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance, which is a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.
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  • Des Moines is such a great city, so glad my wife can visit yearly. This massive market is one of the joys. So many booths, musician, and dogs. What fun. 
  • Excellent Farmer's market. There are tons of options for anything you could want. Des Moines does a great job bringing in new vendors, and keeping old favorites. You must try the breakfast burrito fro...  read more »
  • We were recently in town for a Wedding and our hotel was very close to the Famers Market. It was a wonderful experience, many vendors with many different choices of fresh produce, meat, goods, etc. To...  read more »
  • I think this may be the best farmers market in Iowa. Some small, local markets may have better traditional Iowa produce, they don't give you the variety of options that you get in Des Moines. Throw food venders, crafts, baked goods, and liver entertainment in and you have a one stop shop for you groceries. Crowds can be off putting if you come late morning so plan accordingly. Also note that it is dog friendly but not all patrons are happy about that.
  • Large, friendly farmers market that's one third produce and meat market, one third hot food, one third antiques and gifts. Vendors are nice and helpful. It can be exceptionally crowded and almost always hot. Strollers, dogs, and slow pokes can be frustrating.
  • The best farmer's market I've been to, and I've been to a lot of them. Live music, a huge variety of vendors, super friendly people... What's not to love? And if you're a dog lover, you'll get your fill of dogs for the week, because so many people bring theirs!
  • Go by eight, or it will be crowded. Loved the easy atmosphere. I went on a cool morning, which was perfect for me . Great food and live music
  • This weekly event is the bomb! It is where all cool kids hangout!!! Don't listen to JT below. He hates everything!!! JT, did you pick up the trash or just complain about it?!?! Thought so!
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