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Downtown Farmers Market

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555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50314
+1 515-286-4928
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Much larger than expected, this is less of a “farmers” market, and more a series of small venues in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RedMustang56
via mobile
This farmer's market is HUGE!

I thought this Farmers Market, held on Saturdays during the summer, was great! It covered 4... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DianaKansasCity
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Kansas City
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“fresh produce” (35 reviews)
“baked goods” (22 reviews)
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555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50314
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+1 515-286-4928
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"saturday morning"
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"fresh produce"
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"baked goods"
in 22 reviews
"breakfast burrito"
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"prepared food"
in 11 reviews
"live music"
in 23 reviews
"farm boys"
in 7 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 6 reviews
"food vendors"
in 18 reviews
"egg rolls"
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"dutch letters"
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"through october"
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"great vendors"
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"handcrafted items"
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"great variety"
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"great saturday"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Much larger than expected, this is less of a “farmers” market, and more a series of small venues in downtown Des Moines. Lots of food options, crafts, things to see and do - and some vegetables, breads, and baked goods as well. Easy to navigate...More

Thank RedMustang56
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought this Farmers Market, held on Saturdays during the summer, was great! It covered 4 streets, and had a great number of booths, with many organic offerings!

Thank DianaKansasCity
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the Downtown Farmer's Market! So many awesome booths, home grown food, and handmade trinkets. It will definitely not disappoint.

Thank Kari S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you are looking for fresh locally grown produce or just want to people watch, Des Moines' farmers market is rich in experience. From quality herbs, vegetables, stone fruit, locally butchered meats, and unique cheeses to homemade crafts and delightful pastries, attendees will not be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people expect Farmer’s Markets to be small and mundane. I don’t think thousands of people would waste time every week if that were the case. Many musicians, food stands, bakeries, wineries and craftsman’s are side by side with all the beautiful vegetable stands. If...More

Thank iowaer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice setup and tons of vendors but there are so many dogs, small and huge on extended leashes. One ate part of my breakfast and the owner just laughed. The are also a tone of strollers and pop up wagons. It is...More

Thank Cswanson29
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by all the corn and soybeans of big Ag! Iowa has a growing number of local farmers, often organic. And the food trucks are great, too.

Thank Timothy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see. So many vendors, great food and great music and great people. Best way to spend a Saturday morning.

Thank Cherie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Des Moines has one of the best farmers markets! All sorts of vendors and lots of booths! Much larger than we expected!

1  Thank Sylvan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I try to make it to the Farmers market in downtown Des Moines at least a few times each summer because it is a great place to get fresh produce, eggs and meat. Sadly, you have to get there very early to...More

Thank Kim R
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iluv533
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Froglovinlady | Reviewed this property |
Fruits, vegetables, homemade foods, food vendors, art, jams, breads, live music, etc
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Hannah Marie C
March 1, 2018|
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Response from sierra876 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not open until 1st of May. Some of the organic farmer’s have tunnels. Bridgewater Farms delivered fresh spinach this week to Gateway Market.
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dmtrhm
April 22, 2017|
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Response from MWHeartland |
It is open every Saturday during the summer months. Big party event with all the music and entertainment for a good time in Des Moines. For health purposes, please keep the dogs away from the food area...
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