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Des Moines Farmers Market at Iowa
Des Moines Farmers Market
555 Walnut St, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 | 515-286-4928 | Distance from hotel: 0.30 miles | Visit Website | Category: Shopping & Nightlife
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Experience Culture & Creativity At The des Moines Farmers Market

From seasonal produce to intriguing entertainment, the weekly downtown farmers market has been a distinctly Des Moines destination since 1976. Held rain or shine every Saturday (May-October), this vibrant market boasts nearly 300 local and regional farmers, food producers and artisans from around the state.
Wander nine city blocks in the heart of the downtown Historic Court District to discover an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty items, arts and crafts, and prepared foods. Immerse yourself in local culture with live music, cooking classes and health events. Rated as "One of America's Best Farmers' Markets" by Midwest Living Magazine,the Des Moines Farmers Market is a delightfully different place to spend the day.


Prices -

Free admission.

Hours -

Open Saturdays, from 7am-noon (May through October). Winter Market dates and times vary.


  • Cooking Recipes
  • Grapevine Tunes
  • Community Corner


  • Downtown Market
  • Winter Market
  • Bike Valet
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Wagon Lending
  • Live Music
  • Entertainment
  • Demonstrations


  • Does the market offer ready to eat food?

    Yes, you'll be pleased to find a virtually endless array of prepared foods, snacks, beverages and baked goods to eat at the market or take home. Start the day with hot bagels, breakfast burritos and a cup of freshly roasted coffee. Snack on buttery popcorn, roasted nuts and homemade candies. And enjoy palate pleasers like noodle bowls, stuffed sandwiches, grass-fed burgers, and gourmet cupcakes. You can even pick up treats for your dog!
  • Is the Market Open in the winter?

    The regular Saturday market is closed during the winter, but a Winter Farmers’ Market is held on one Friday and Saturday each in November and December. You'll find over 130 vendors selling seasonal and greenhouse fruits and vegetables, locally-raised meats and handmade specialty foods. Holiday decor is a popular offering, with potted poinsettias, fresh-cut Christmas trees, ornaments, and unique gifts. Visit the website for Winter Market dates.

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