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Downtown Farmers Market

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this has to rate among the top 10 farmers markets in the country!

this farmers market Wanderers down many roads and intersections in the downtown court Avenue... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frank b
Absoultely fabulous!

A variety of produce sellers, mostly local. Some craft sellers. Lots of dogs on leash for the... read more

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Des Moines, Iowa
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555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50314
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All reviews fresh produce saturday morning baked goods breakfast burrito prepared food live music farm boys vendors selling egg rolls through october great vendors food vendors handcrafted items vegetable stands great variety every week something for everyone
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Reviewed yesterday

this farmers market Wanderers down many roads and intersections in the downtown court Avenue District area. There is so much to see and buy everything is so fresh & a great value. I just wish the summer was a little longer so that the farmers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frank b
Reviewed yesterday

A variety of produce sellers, mostly local. Some craft sellers. Lots of dogs on leash for the dog-deprived at home.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eloisie_3cat
Reviewed yesterday

I lack experience to compare the Des Moines Farmer's Market to FMs in other cities, but we love going to this one! The sole negative is the 12 Noon closing time, so an early start is advised. You can find your breakfast, and your lunch,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JRSullivan77
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many farmers markets around the country, but this hands down has got to be THE BEST! So much to see and do! Buy breakfast, buy treats, a nice bread. Buy cheeses, wine, honey. Listen to live music. Buy jewelry, artwork. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nomad815520
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

On my own in Des Moines on a Saturday, so I decided to check out the market. Pleasant vibe, crowded but everyone just ambling along, no problem if you’re also ambling. I spent an hour and a half checking out the vendors. The market is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aolisi
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Good time. Lots of variety. Great food at the market and some restaurants in the area. Go early before it gets busy.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

No matter what season, you're sure to find something you love @ the Downtown Farmers Market. Whether you like to buy fresh seasonal produce, munch your way from one end to the other or just people watch...you will not be disappointed. There is live music...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hveach
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for one of the top ten farmer markets in the USA, go to the downtown farmers market in Des Moines! Just be sure that you like crowds, because there will be a lot of dogs and baby strollers. Great to bike...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A fun way to spend Saturday morning. Get there early for a better place to park ! By 1000 the streets are packed with people, strollers,pets and great people watching

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kellllybird
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Always fun to visit. Whether to purchase items, people watch, meet friends, or pet dogs. Numerous stands, very good selection, and always busy.

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from Kim R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's an easy stroll. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from kwshannon | Reviewed this property |
Saturday mornings, May to October.
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Response from Froglovinlady | Reviewed this property |
Fruits, vegetables, homemade foods, food vendors, art, jams, breads, live music, etc