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Downtown Farmers Market

555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50314
+1 515-286-4928
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Wonderful Downtown Market

One of the nicest downtown settings for a farmers market. Located near the river and is the middle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
SO much variety!

This is one of the top things to do on a Saturday in Des Moines. The food and fresh produce is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan M
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555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50314
+1 515-286-4928
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest downtown settings for a farmers market. Located near the river and is the middle of everything. This market shows off the beauty of this midwest city and the vendors are excellent. There is also live entertainment and prepared food so you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the top things to do on a Saturday in Des Moines. The food and fresh produce is worth the trip alone. Its a great event to take your dog or pet other dogs. There's great finds for crafts and home goods...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend you go early to beat the crowds because it'll be packed by mid-morning. Lots to see and great food and market items to buy. You'll enjoy it!

Thank joann_alumbaugh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Farmers Market has an excellent offering of farm produce, cheeses, pastured meats and crafts beyond imagination. Also, a great variety of eats are on offer. But, for me, that is a problem: it has grown too large. The crowds are huge to the point...More

Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the outdoor Saturday market... Such a variety from prepared foods to fresh meat & veggies to handmade goods like jewelry...and live music. People watching is a fun activity, so is eating from one end of the market to the other. And chatting with...More

Thank LittlePaint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from Minneapolis but this Farmer’s Market was better than any I’ve been to. There was quality entertainment on every block, so many amazing vendors including restaurants, goods, produce, and prepared food. I was honestly so impressed, I’m not sure I’ve tasted fresher goat cheese...More

Thank Luv2trvl41
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It gets pretty crowded here. There are also live performances more country as far as genre goes. Great produce available! If you find something you like, I suggest scouting other vendors again. I got sunflowers and regretted them because I saw some at another vendor...More

Thank ConstantlyDreaming
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We just walked around and visited with some of the vendors on our way to an event downtown. We didn't even realize the market was here and kind of stumbled upon it. It had a great selection of veggies and plants and if we lived...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Tons and tons of fresh produce, and unique farm raised specialties as well as crafts a little bit of entertainment and plenty to do

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is more than a farmers market, it's really a weekly festival that takes place in the trendy Court Avenue district in downtown Des Moines. Sure, it features the requisite local produce, meets, bakery, cheese, wine, honey, soaps, etc. But you will also find outstanding...More

Thank Diane A
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23 April 2017|
Response from MWHeartland |
It is open every Saturday during the summer months. Big party event with all the music and entertainment for a good time in Des Moines. For health purposes, please keep the dogs away from the food area...
17 April 2017|
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Response from Max S | Reviewed this property |
the main farmers market in Des Moines is only on Saturdays
Veronica Z
9 September 2016|
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Response from Alanda L | Reviewed this property |
It ends in October unfortunately