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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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So great!

I enjoyed this farmer's market so much! On each street there is a different type of entertainment. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly people. Lots of things to see/shop for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
PackersGirl1163
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoyed this farmer's market so much! On each street there is a different type of entertainment. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly people. Lots of things to see/shop for!

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Albany, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is probably the coolest farmers market ever! It is very large, covering a few square blocks of downtown Des Moines. There is so much to see, from prepared food to groceries to live entertainment. Wait, I forgot about the fresh cut flowers and home made clothes and soaps! Oh yeah, there are crafts and décor too! Absolutely fabulous. Only... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I typically buy my groceries at the store and was less than thrilled about going to the Farmers' Market. I was WRONG! It is amazing. There truly is something for everyone---ready-to-eat foods, ingredients (i.e. honey, fruit, veggies), flowers, crafts, decor, clothes, live music, etc, etc. The crafts/decor aren't hokey. There are some unusual foods you won't see at the grocery... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've been to some fabulous farmers' markets. I truthfully didn't think this one would even come close to the one at the Capitol in Madison, WI. But I was wrong! I dare say it was a little bit better!? There were so many booths and so many great things to choose from. It was crowded, but not too terrible to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Recently the Dsm Farmers Market was rated #2 Farmers Market behind Pike Place Market in Seattle. I prefer the Dsm Farmers Market by far!! The Dsm Farmers Market is about 12 city blocks transformed on Saturday Morning into a wide variety and selection of vendors. All sorts for prepared ethnic foods (yes even in Iowa), fresh vegetables and fruits from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was like nothing I had seen! First and foremost, it is nicely spaced - the booths line the streets so there is the whole space of the street to walk - the booths are not crammed tightly together. Secondly, the food booths offered a great variety - we had breakfast pizza, and Dutch letters! But there was Chinese, Bosnian... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of the best farmer's markets ever!! Whenever I visit, this is always one of the things on my must do list. Have a bloody mary at Johnny's Hall of Fame and people watch while sitting outside. Then start perusing the fruit stands, bakeries, artists and many live bands. Make sure to get a dutch letter pastry, it... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Only had an hour to spend here but saw so much variety. Beginning of August so the plant vendors were there. Largest hibiscus I've ever seen. Lots of produce and food: bar-b-que, corn on the cob, vegan, oriental, you name it. Great people watching, young fellas playing music, and kids stopping to pet the dogs (there are a lot of... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the biggest and best farmers market I have ever been to! Not only was there live entertainment (bands, acoustic musicians) on every block, but there was booth upon booth of yummy-ness! Lots of fresh veggies as well as home-made treats! There were also many booths that were selling clothing, jewelry, wood crafts. My only complaint is that it... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The variety of vendors, food and goods is great. Multiple streets and blocks are blocked off downtown. Loved it.

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