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Address: 4th Street and Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Best homegrown food

Best food, wholesome, home grown, organic, fun. From meats to fruits soaps and veggies Go have some food and drink

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best food, wholesome, home grown, organic, fun. From meats to fruits soaps and veggies Go have some food and drink

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North Barrington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit, it may well be the best Farmer's Market in the country! Great local artisan products and food! Some great dog watching as well. We drive in from Chicago just to visit twice a year

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to many outdoor markets in Europe and the United States, and this is by far, one of the best! During the summer months, the city of Des Moines closes down Court Street and some of the adjoining side streets for this Saturday morning tradition. Plan to arrive early. My husband and I arrived at 0730am, and the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fabulous experience at the downtown Des Moines farmers market held on Saturday mornings. I read somewhere that there were 300 vendors- let me say this is no exaggeration. I was blown away by the number of lovely food booths and vegetable stands. The vendors display their home grown vegetables/fruits with care. Foodie vendors are serving up homemade cinnamon rolls, pies,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great Farmer's Market! I try to get there before 8:00 so I can make the rounds to my favorite stands before the crowd gets too big. By 9:30 or so it will be difficult to walk through the main streets and the lines at the popular stands will be long. Grab a cup of coffee at Java Joes and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

LARGE market. Very fun to watch the people and dogs. Breakfast burritos are delicious. Go early to beat the crowd, or late for good buys. Park at 5th and Court in the ramp.

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DeWitt, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The farmers market was so much fun, it was HUGE. There was live music, seemed like hundreds of people. A ton of fresh vegetable, fruit, and flowers. There were coffee stands, smoothies, ice cream, sandwiches, meat, etc. The kids enjoyed balloon animals, there was also face painting. We bought watermelon by the slice for $1. I made my own bouquet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the Downtown Farmers Market. It's one of those things locals love, so you'll see tons of families and kids and dogs - a really joyful place. Great plan for a Saturday morning. When you're done, the downtown area has cool restaurants too!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Farmer's market has some amazingly fresh produce from all over the state, the the place with breakfast burritos? TOP NOTCH. Yum! However there are a TON of people, lots of who bring their strollers.

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a great Des Moines experience, the famous farmers market. They practically shut all of downtown, this thing goes for dozens of blocks, and extends to the river walk. You can get anything here, but you will pay.

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Address: 4th Street and Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
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Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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