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Downtown Farmers Market

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Address: 4th Street and Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
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so fun

So much to see at the farmers market, the vendors are all so good and great food everywhere..Everyone should go

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Indianola, Iowa
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Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see at the farmers market, the vendors are all so good and great food everywhere..Everyone should go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Get there early because the lines for the good food spots get long. All the parking garages are free on the weekends so that shouldn't be an issue if you don't mind walking from one a little further away because the one on court ave will fill up fast. There is a great variety of shops and you can find... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get here as early as possible! Parking is an issue because this is so popular. Plenty of great, local produce vendors including chemical free. There are so many delicious food stands to choose from. Dog friendly. Great music at the corners. Flying Frog has some hard to find hostas!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the biggest farmers' markets anywhere. I love the El Salvadoran Pupusas. Pork & Cheese Pupusas are my favorite Saturday breakfast. This vendor is on 3rd St. I regularly get cookies, bread, pie, meat, tomatoes, and greens here.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can also find a booth of someone talking about why you should not believe in God! Surprising? Yes especially in Des Moines Iowa but this is how open the opportunity is. It's one of the best I've ever been to and it goes for 5 hrs every Sat between May and Sep, I think that's when it ends. It's... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun set up with crafts, food and fresh vegetables and baked goods to purchase. We bought smoothies, breakfast pizza, coffee, fresh made donuts and some cupcakes. It takes up a couple streets downtown. You can bring your dogs as well. Very enjoyable and lots of people enjoying the goods. Parking is free in one of the parking garages. Get there... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a huge market. They offer fresh vegetables, flowers, and plenty of prepared foods to enjoy. There is also plenty of other good shopping and entertainment. The only downside is that it does get very busy. We think it is worth it.

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of vendors ranging from local produce to crafts. But the best was the food vendors serving their best in 90 degree heat. So many nice, pleasant people. Great to see communities come together and support local stores, restaurants and farmers. Hats off to all that support this wonderful weekly event! Thank you!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the farmers market for the first time downtown since I've lived in des moines. It has a nice setup. I have say that they offer good variety and the only thing I wish I could have seen was more fruit but as my husband explained it was probably a bit early in the season for it. I really... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent a couple hours meandering through the stalls lining the streets in downtown Des Moines. The market had a good variety of stuff for sale. They had great produce, fresh from nearby family farms. We bought donuts, egg rolls, smoothies, bread, and home made ginger ale. Every corner had a musicians or singers. We heard an amazing, rocking,... More 

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