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.
- Capitol Complex
- Downtown Des Moines
- Global Greens
- Valley Junction
- Pleasant Hill
- Polk City
The Altoona Farmer’s Market will be set up in the Brightside Aleworks parking lot from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from June 1 through August 16. 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 20 through September 30, 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 6 through September 12. 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 3 through October 25 at the city park. Market hours will shift to 5:30 p.m. to dark in the late season to accommodate earlier sunsets.
Spend your lunch hour outside this summer shopping the Capital Complex Farmers Market. Vendors will be selling locally grown vegetables, herbs, plants, berries, and eggs as well as baked goods, baskets, and more. Visit from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 through September 26 at the capitol complex.
The Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market is back with in the Historic Court District on Saturdays, from May 6 through October 28. 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.
Shop local and eat global at the Global Greens Farmers’ 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 14 through October 29, located at Lutheran Services of Iowa’s Des Moines campus.
The Grimes market features more than a dozen vendors and live entertainment weekly.
When to visit: Open Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., through September at Heritage Park, 1055 NE Beaverbrooke Blvd.
Visit the Indianola Farmers Market for local fresh produce at the Warren County Fairgrounds. from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays June 4 through October 29. There’s even a second chance to catch the market, 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 6 through September 14.
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 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, June through September.
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 4through September 28.
Start the week off strong with a visit to the Pleasant Hill Community Farmers Markets from 4 – 7 p.m. on Mondays, June 5 through August 28. 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.
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 7 p.m., every Thursday, May 18 through September 28, 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 7 through September 27. They have something for the whole family to enjoy.