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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 provides a wide variety of products for the community under a beautiful covered pavilion. The market has everything from fresh seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, perennial plants, and handcrafts. 

When to visit: The market is open Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon through September 25 at Ankeny Market and Pavilion Park, 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny.

Beaverdale

This popular local market features vendors selling fresh, local foods. Vendors offer produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in neighboring parks or to-go.

When to visit: Open Tuesdays from 4 - 7 p.m. Through September 14, located to the west of the Franklin Middle School

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 Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. through October, located at 102 Lincoln Street NE.

Downtown Des Moines

Support more than 100 Iowa entrepreneurs as you shop at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Des Moines’ (DSM’s) Historic Court District. Find locally-grown foods, handcrafted art, live entertainment and more.

When to visit: Open Saturdays 7 a.m. - noon in the Historic Court District.

Global Greens

 LSI Global Greens is sponsoring a farmer's market that brings locally-grown produce straight to you. This market is known for being a platform for former refugees to sell their products and helps small farming businesses.

When to visit: Open Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 6, located at Lutheran Services of Iowa’s Des Moines campus.

Grimes

The Grimes market features more than a dozen vendors and live entertainment weekly. 

When to visit: Open Fridays 4 – 7 p.m., July 2 through August 27 in the Grimes Public Library parking lot.

Indianola

Get a double-dose of local goods at Indianola Farmers Market open two nights a week during the summer months. Enjoy shopping for fresh produce, homemade items, and prepared foods.  

When to visit: Wednesdays 2 – 6 p.m., July 7 through September 29 and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon through October 30 at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Johnston

Hosted by the Lions Club, the Johnston Farmers' Market features 50 vendors selling produce, flowers, baked goods, and crafts. Attend the market weekly to enjoy live music, barbecue, and local shopping.

When to visit: Open Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. through October 12, located in the Johnston Public Library parking lot.

Valley Junction

Started in the mid-70s, the Valley Junction Farmers' Market is one of the most popular markets in the metro. Shop from local vendors selling produce and prepared foods. 

When to visit: Open Thursdays 4 – 8 p.m., located on 5th Street in West Des Moines.  

Perry

Shop local produce, baked goods, crafts, and more! Enjoy extended shopping hours on Thursdays at several downtown businesses and consider dining-in or getting take-out from an area restaurant while you're out. 

When to visit: Open Thursdays 4 – 7 p.m. through September, located at Josh Davis Plaza & 2nd Street.  

Polk City

The Polk City Iowa Farmer's Market located at the Town Square is home to locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and handcrafted items. There's something for everyone! 

When to visit: Open Thursdays 4 – 7 p.m. through July 29 at the Polk City town square.

Waukee

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

When to visit: Open Wednesdays 4 – 7 p.m. through September 29 at the Downtown Triangle in Waukee. 

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