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Downtown Farmers Market, Des Moines

(4.7/5 based on 240 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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  • As one of the best Farmers markets in the US this holds up to it's reputation. Fun, good food to eat there as well as great fresh food vendors to buy from. We try to go as much as we can when the seas...  more »
  • The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market has gotten so busy it almost isn't enjoyable. The streets are so thick with people it's taking away the enjoyment. The restaurants along the path add to the plea...  more »
  • You need to get there early if you want to beat the crowd and find good parking. Get your shopping done early and then you can enjoy the food and entertainment. Something for everyone!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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