Downtown Farmers’ Market

May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Court District
300 Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Kelly Foss
Downtown Farmers' Market @ Historic Court District

Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Find your handful of happiness at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, held in Downtown Des Moines’ Historic Court District every Saturday, May through October. The Market brings urban and rural communities together, supporting more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state. Nourishing the community, The Market offers diverse products including locally-grown produce, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally-produced wine and fresh baked goods. Shop Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia. Spanning nine city blocks, The Market experience also includes ready-to-eat foods, local artists, live music and entertainment, special programming and learning opportunities.

#2 Best Farmers’ Market in America — The Daily Meal
#2 Top Farmers’ Market in the U.S. — Shape Magazine
One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets — Midwest Living Magazine
Best in the Midwest — Country Living Magazine

Additionally, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines staff and volunteers are on-site every Saturday with interactive activities for both kids and adults, educational programs, health screenings, safety checks and seasonal recipes.

The Downtown Farmer’s Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Parking is available at the city-owned ramps at Third Street and Court Avenue and Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. All street metered parking is free on Saturdays. Additionally, a free bike valet is available at Second and Court Avenue during Market hours. For additional parking options, visit

Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is held one weekend in November and December at Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at the Hub, featuring more than 130 vendors, kids’ activities and festive entertainment.

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