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Downtown Farmers Market

555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-286-4928
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The best farmers market around and a good outing whether you need any fresh produce or not.

When family or guests come to town, the Downtown Farmers Market is high on the priority list to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des Moines, Iowa
Good variety

We really enjoyed the variety of items for sale. Veggies, flowers, snacks, breakfast, lunch, wine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“fresh produce” (29 reviews)
“baked goods” (20 reviews)
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555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-286-4928
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When family or guests come to town, the Downtown Farmers Market is high on the priority list to take in. It's a free, casual street market, complete with musicians, food vendors, and lots of high quality produce and baked goods. Dogs are welcome, and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the variety of items for sale. Veggies, flowers, snacks, breakfast, lunch, wine, coffee and pastries. We didn't have a pet with us but you can bring your dog. It was nice to visit with all the puppies while shopping. Parking was a...More

Thank SmhIAvisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've gone multiple times, with friends and with little kids. Bring about $5-10 for parking, and make sure you have cash for the local vendors. You can get breakfast pastries for $2, local coffee for $1.50, it's wonderful. You'll see a lot of people who...More

Thank Kay F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked for hours. Place was packed and great array of vendors and merchants. Loved the snacks, samples, food and live entertainment.

Thank Joel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I lived closer so I could get breakfast here every week! Great place for breakfast and other local food/crafts! Many stands have samples that you can try and depending on the weather it can get very crowded. We parked for free in one...More

Thank briegel22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No doubt a lot to do and see. Lots of unique products and music going on. Also, bars, restaurants, and stores open up early to take part which makes it even better.

Thank cornhusker34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market is epic. There are food vendors galore, local artists, gardeners, vendors selling everything imaginable. Why else do hundreds of thousands show up every week? If you are within 50 miles of the DSM metro on a Saturday in the summer, do yourself a...More

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Finished up at the World Food Prize and walked through the Farmers Market. The BBQ and Bakery (can't remember the exact name) was probably the best BBQ sandwich I have ever had. If your in town on a Saturday it's worth a stop.

Thank DDowler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked to the market from our hotel. Great breakfast options and lots of produce and live entertainment. Several blocks are shut down and the streets are flooded with people. The kids were disappointed it was only there on Saturday. Des Moines has a winner.

Thank Wanderer38N90W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

For the size of Des Moines, this gives even the big city markets a run for their money! Such a wonderful variety of food, produce, and crafts. True Heartland stuff!

Thank stone595
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22 April 2017|
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...
17 April 2017|
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Response from Max S | Reviewed this property |
the main farmers market in Des Moines is only on Saturdays
Veronica Z
9 September 2016|
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Response from Alanda L | Reviewed this property |
It ends in October unfortunately