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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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Saturday morning ritual

Several times a year my son and I visit the Saturday Morning downtown farmers market. We go early to catch breakfast and stay for the food culture and music. We almost find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
New Virginia, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tons of venders, plenty of food, big crowds...one of the best! As they say, shop early for best selection (and parking). Seriously, depends on time of year, but you can find pretty much everything seasonal here. Great people-watching, too.

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New Virginia, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Several times a year my son and I visit the Saturday Morning downtown farmers market. We go early to catch breakfast and stay for the food culture and music. We almost find something unusual to buy. I would recommend to locals and travelers alike.

Thank Redrocker85
Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to go on Saturday morning. Lots of vendors. Lots of food.. Go early as it gets very crowded. Park on ramp. It's free.

Thank Fran S
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized, super variety, friendly vendors+best farmers market in the midwest, maybe in the US. Definitely a must see!

Thank Coleen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For as long as I can remember, I have loved this Farmers Market. It is huge, covering multiple blocks along downtown's Court Avenue and perpendicular cross streets, and has long been a Saturday morning staple for people in Des Moines. Not only are there endless vendors from whom you can purchase fresh produce, flowers, meat, cheese, clothes and more, but... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Des Moines is such a great city, so glad my wife can visit yearly. This massive market is one of the joys. So many booths, musician, and dogs. What fun.

Thank BatGuano30
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Farmer's market. There are tons of options for anything you could want. Des Moines does a great job bringing in new vendors, and keeping old favorites. You must try the breakfast burrito from the Farm Boys tent (they have a green tent.) I would recommend either going early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

Thank Sara R
New Prague, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recently in town for a Wedding and our hotel was very close to the Famers Market. It was a wonderful experience, many vendors with many different choices of fresh produce, meat, goods, etc. To my delight there was a couple of pastry vendors that had Dutch Letters. If any of you have had the Dutch letters from Pella... More 

Thank Dianne E
Hanford, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sarah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Megan M

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