Find your handful of happiness at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, held in Downtown Des Moines’ Historic Court District every Saturday, May through October. The Market, spanning 9 city blocks, brings urban & rural communities together, supporting more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state. Nourishing the community, The Market offers diverse products including locally-grown produce, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs & cheese, locally-produced wine & fresh baked goods. Shop Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb & tilapia. The Market experience also includes ready-to-eat foods, local artists, live music & entertainment, special programming & learning opportunities.
#2 Best Farmers’ Market in America — The Daily Meal
#2 Top Farmers’ Market in the U.S. — Shape Magazine
One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets — Midwest Living Magazine
Best in the Midwest — Country Living Magazine
Additionally, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines staff/volunteers are on-site every Saturday with interactive activities for both kids & adults, educational programs, health screenings, safety checks & seasonal recipes.
Parking is available at the city-owned ramps at Third Street & Court Avenue & also Fourth Street &Grand Avenue. All street metered parking is free on Saturdays. Additionally, a free bike valet is available at Second & Court Avenue during Market hours. For additional parking options, visit our website at www.DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com.
The Downtown Farmer’s Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.