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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. 

 

Ankeny

Vendors at The Uptown Ankeny Farmer’s Market provide a wide variety of products for the community under a beautiful covered pavilion. The market has seen everything from fresh seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, perennial plants and handmade crafts. 

When to visit: The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. – noon at Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park, 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny 

Beaverdale

This popular local market is in the heart of the Beaverdale neighborhood on Urbandale Avenue. The market features entertainers and vendors selling value fresh, local foods. Vendors offer produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items, and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the market’s ample seating areas. 

When to visit: Open Tuesdays from 4 – 7:30 p.m., located at 4100 Urbandale Avenue (between Beaver Ave. & 42nd St.) in Des Moines

Bondurant

Located right near the bike trailhead in the middle of the community, the Bondurant Farmers Market is easily accessible! Vendors sell produce, eggs, flowers, baked goods, kettle corn, dog treats, goat milk soaps, lawn decorations, and handmade items. Bring the whole family to enjoy music and fun activities for kids. 

When to visit: Open every other Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m., Main St. SE and Grain St. NE in Bondurant 

Downtown Des Moines

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market has been ranked the #2 market in both the 101 Best Farmers' Markets in America and the Top Farmers Markets of the United States. The Market welcomes 300+ local vendors and entrepreneurs from across the state with an average attendance of 20,000 people each weekend.

When to visit: Every Saturday, May through October from 8 a.m. – noon, Historic Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines

Grimes

The Grimes market features more than a dozen vendors and attracts hundreds of attendees each week. The market features music, a magician, and face painting every week.  

When to visit: Open Thursdays, 4 – 7 p.m., Grimes Community Complex North Parking Lot, 410 SE Main St. in Grimes 

Johnston

The Johnston Farmers' Market features 50 vendors selling produce, flowers, baked goods, and crafts. Hundreds of people attend the market weekly to enjoy live music, barbecue and local shopping. 

When to visit: Open Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Johnston City Hall parking lot, 6221 Merle Hay Road in Johnston 

Valley Junction

Started in the mid-70s, the Valley Junction Farmers' Market is the metro area's second-largest market. Each week at the market, visitors will enjoy Music in the Junction, with live music and a beer tent.  

When to visit: Open Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m., 5th Street, Valley Junction in West Des Moines. The first Thursday of every month is vintage bike night, and the last Thursday of every month is scooter night. 

Waukee

The Waukee market features almost 30 vendors each week with live music. Stop by after a day of work and socialize while shopping local and enjoying tasty prepared food. For dinner, you can grab barbecue, Jamaican and Cajun food, burgers and hot dogs. 

When to visit: Open Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m., Triangle Park on 6th Street and Ashworth Drive in Waukee 

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