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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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Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This was a great farmer's market with a huge variety of food. There were stands ranging from classic breakfast, smoked meat, baked goods and ethnic foods. I had the breakfast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah H
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Hanford, California
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Hanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great farmer's market with a huge variety of food. There were stands ranging from classic breakfast, smoked meat, baked goods and ethnic foods. I had the breakfast burrito and it was amazing. It's a foodie's paradise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great vendors, good prices and great variety!! Amazing food and vendors are all super nice and great samples. Love buying product and then sitting along the river at The Riverwalk Hub.

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Thank Megan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love to get up early on Saturday and head downtown to the farmers market. The kids love to try all of the various samples and we never have any trouble finding something great to eat for breakfast while we are there. The market has such a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that we always go home with... More 

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Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have fun walking around and seeing all the different stands. Take home some fresh local grown produce. Get some great ideas from the vendors. Great if you like people watching. Lot's of dogs too.

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1 Thank Rodger W
Des Moines, Iowa, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am fortunate to live in Des Moines so I go to the market most Saturday mornings. I have been to many others while traveling. Nothing compares to this one. We are lucky enough to live in the heart of the Midwest and get the best offerings at our market. It is fun just to walk around even if you... More 

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Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fruits and vegetables. Flowers, honey, bakery items, breakfast sandwiches, candy, jewelry, cutlery, clothing, whatever you are looking for, if it is fresh or homemade it may be here. Plus live music. Good way to spend a Saturday morning.

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1 Thank Cindy B
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This farmers market has something for everyone. Obviously, there is a wealth of fresh produce and farm-raised meats -- many organic or grass-fed for those who are looking for those specialties. Gluten-free options are also available. Artisan cheeses, breads, honey -- and many varieties of delicious foods to eat on-site. Clothes, jewelry, wine, home and lawn decor, plants and flowers........ More 

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2 Thank alicer12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to hit the Farmers Market when ever we can when we are in Des Moines for the weekend. Get there early because it gets crowded! Lots of everything!

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1 Thank neverenufftravels
Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to a number of Farmer's Markets around the country and the one in Des Moines if one of the largest and the best. if you ever think Des Moines doesn't have a multi-cultural environment then one stop at the Market will forever change that image. Great vendors, fresh food and good music ever Saturday from May through October

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2 Thank IowaTraveler22
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The DSM Farmers' Market offers a wide variety of items ... from produce to baked goods to handiwork. The quality is usually always quite good, but don't look for bargain basement prices. Many, if not most items, can be purchased elsewhere for less. There is always a lot to see, but if you don't like crowds, you won't like the... More 

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