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Downtown Farmers Market

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Address: 4th Street and Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Great Farmers Market

Love this Farmers Market. So much to see. The produce is so beautiful. Lots of entertainment. A great example of the heartland. Wish I lived closer. I would go every Saturday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Love this Farmers Market. So much to see. The produce is so beautiful. Lots of entertainment. A great example of the heartland. Wish I lived closer. I would go every Saturday during the season.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fun and food! Great mix with a delightful bounty of fresh fruits and veggies to jump start you menu's for the coming week. Worth a visit.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite places as in the recent years it has been over crowded and has lost the meaning of farmers market. I feel sad for all the producers who bring all ther wonderful produce in to sell to find people and dogs standing and walking in front so buyers can't get in to produce. It is... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

great location for a city market. may want to change from "farmers" market to just downtown market. there were the usual farm products of baked good, veggies, fruit, flowers, etc, but also booths with clothing, soaps, lawn ornaments,etc. live musicians. food vendors. dogs - although they were leashed, there were too many for a crowded public venue. well worth a... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

This is the best farmers market ever! We went to the market on our first morning ever in Des Moines (we were scoping it out to see if it was a place we could move to for my husband's job). We happened to walk in by the Farm Boys Hearty Food breakfast burrito stand. I got in the long line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Everything you could ask for in a Farmers Market and more! Great way to spend a Saturday morning. Plenty of selections, all fresh as the new morning. My wife and I just happened to be visiting a nephew, met him downtown for breakfast and happened upon the market. Should have saved room at breakfast. Wonderful,fresh selection of fruit and pastries.... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

i have been to Farmers Markets in about 12 states. I have yet to find any Farmers Market to compete. I have seen larger markets, but that doesn't make them better. You have a variety of not only the freshest of fruits and vegetables, you have Elk, homemade pies and candies, fresh breakfast, homemade doggie treats, and you can't pass... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow that's what you call a farmers market,it's a big one that covers several streets selling all sorts of farmers products from corn to chillis too jams and sauces and baked goods.We even had to look up what "tomadillo's" were as we had never seen them before. The farmers market starts at 6am till midday on a Saturday and the... More 

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Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Arrive early (for sure before 9am) and hungry. There are big crowds on weekends where the weather is warm and fresh vegetables are becoming available. This market is much different than your typical small-town farmer's market. There are tons of food choices, but also crafts and other locally-owned businesses such as T-shirts and lawn decorations. You can really spend a... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Downtown farmers market offers a large variety of vendors from made to order food to clothing and street performers. I love the huge selection of fresh produce to choose from well as the large selection of ready made foods from different cultures and restaurants . I typically pick up vegetables and fruit for the week during the summer from... More 

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