Des Moines Farmers Markets

Support local entrepreneurs at noteworthy markets throughout Greater Des Moines that each offer a unique experience and high quality handmade and locally grown products. We've curated a list of the best farmers markets in the Greater Des Moines area you need to check out for your next shopping trip. 



The Altoona Farmer’s Market will be set up in the Brightside Aleworks parking lot from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from May 23 through September 26. You can shop from local vendors selling honey and veggies to handmade knitted items.


The Uptown Ankeny Farmer’s Market offers fresh seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, perennial plants, and handmade crafts. Visit them 8 a.m. – Noon, Saturdays, May 18 through September 21, at Ankeny Market and Pavilion Park. 


Check out the Beaverdale Farmers Market for Iowa homegrown produce and homemade products. The market runs 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4 through September 10. You’ll find the market in the Franklin Junior High parking lot. 


Eat fresh and buy local at the Bondurant Farmers Market with produce, baked goods, crafts, and more. Visit the market 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 1 through September 11 on Main Street SE, from 1st Street SE to Railroad Street SE.

Downtown Des Moines

The Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market is back with in the Historic Court District on Saturdays, from May 4 through October 26. Nearly 275 local vendors with fresh produce, farm and artisan packaged food, art, prepared foods, and more will be available. Visit the market from 7 a.m. – Noon, and then 8 a.m. – Noon in October.

Global Greens International Market

Shop local and eat global at the Global Greens International Market. The market supports former refugees building small businesses and finding a path to sustainability through farming. Check them out Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., May 18 through October 26, located at the Polk County Health Dept. parking lot at 1907 Carpenter Avenue.


The Grimes market features more than a dozen vendors and live entertainment weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., through September at Heritage Park, 1055 NE Beaverbrooke Blvd.


New for 2024, the Indianola Downtown Farmers Market runs every Saturday at 115 N Howard Street from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., May 4 – October 26.


Enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, and food trucks at the Johnston Farmers Market located at the Johnston Town Center. Vendors will be set up on the south side of City Hall. Visit the market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, June through September.

Valley Junction

The Valley Junction Farmers Market is home to local produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, and prepared foods. With dozens of vendors and live music, this is a must-see market. The market is open 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May through September. 

Pleasant Hill

 Start the week off strong with a visit to the Pleasant Hill Community Farmers Markets from 4 – 7 p.m. on Mondays, June through August. Shop local from bakers, farmers, and artisans. There will also be kids activities and free train rides. Find them in the Berean Church parking lot.

Polk City

Shop locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and handcrafted items at the Polk City Farmer’s Market located at the town square. Open 4 to 8 p.m., every Thursday, May 30 through September 5, there’s something for everyone in the family. 


The Waukee Farmers Market features fresh produce and live music. Head over to the Downtown Triangle from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 5 through September 25. They have something for the whole family to enjoy.

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