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Downtown Farmers Market

4th Street and Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #1 of 5 shopping in Des Moines
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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Solon, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a big farmers market with lots of fresh produce, wine, baked goods, crafts and hot food. Oh, and music, too - almost on every corner. Found some sweet corn, cucumbers, and green, purple, and yellow beans on this visit. Wish we lived closer so we could come back often!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I biked to the farmers market this past weekend. This is my first visit for this year, it is great to have free secure bike parking out of the rain. The market was bigger the ever and was very crowed (but that is a good thing). This definitely worth the visit and a great bike ride destination.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a large street market with musical entertainment, plenty of ready-to-eat food, crafts, and of course farm produce. I sometimes get claustrophobic in crowds but managed just fine. Tip: bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen.

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Waconia, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

make sure you visit the farmers market in Des Moines- so varied and fun! easy to get to, and lots of free parking.

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Fort Dodge
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was my first time going to the Farmer's Market in Des Moines. It had something for everyone. Most vendors had free samples to try various goodies. Prices for items ranged from reasonable to high, depending on the product. Lots of music entertainment there, too. It was also fun to see all of the dogs people were walking, and one... More

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I think this farmer's market is what's great about Des Moines. Decent size; large enough to spend an hour or two browsing, but not too overwhelming where you feel like you end up missing out because you just can't make it through the whole thing. Lots of vendors and great food and coffee stands. Make sure to get there early,... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Des Moines farmer's market was one of the highlights to our recent trip. We stayed at a hotel downtown, ran around the river and finished up at the farmer's market. The area is very walkable! The market itself was several city blocks. Many coffees, drinks, breakfast and lunch items to purchase. In addition, there was live music and many... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We go almost every Saturday during the summer and twice during the holiday season! there are so many vendors it's very hard to see them all, it's a parade of dogs and strollers! The food vendors are a must, between the egg rolls and bratwurst you can't go wrong! Their are some great pies to be had and you can... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I like wandering around farmers markets. This is the best I've visited. I lived in D.C. for seven years and the Des Moines farmers market beats the permanent Easter Market farmers market. I wasn't surprised to find delicious vegetables in Iowa, but I was surprised to find so many great breads, beautfiul flowers, delicious pastries and neat crafts! So many... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A visit here is a great way to spend some time casually connoitering about in the core of beautiful downtown Des Moines. Held every Saturday morning, May to October, this event brings in a lot of vendors. You can peruse fresh produce, baked & canned goods, craft brews, a smattering of art, handicrafts and other various and sundry goods for... More

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