Come prepared with a bottle of water and bags to hold your purchases. On the east end, a guy sells watermelon slices which are juicy and refreshing, too!
Great fruits, veggies and foods
Same stops every week: Iowa Coffee Co. iced coffee, a veggie cutlet from Saloo, papusa, gluten-free donut, fresh squeezed juice & a shot of wheatgrass.
A wide variety of breads await purchase at Big Sky Bread's stand.
Dutch letters and more delights from Vander Ploeg Bakery.
Absolutely wonderful! Plenty of fresh produce and great food vendors.
Flaky ham & Swiss croissant from La Mie Bakery's market stand.
Its not a Downtown #DesMoines #FarmersMarket without a visit to Saloo's Indian Cooking for grilled potato cutlets and samosas.
Gouda #cheese from Frisian Farms at the Downtown #DesMoines #FarmersMarket. Of note is the cumin and the Sneek, aged over 1,000 days.
German sausages on the grill from Strudl Haus at the Downtown #DesMoines #FarmersMarket.
A tasty biscuits and gravy breakfast #pizza to be had at Something Italian's stand .
Ham, portobello mushroom & spinach frittata from Something Italian. A robust breakfast!
Expensive and crowded. I try to support local but I won't allow vendors to price gouge me.
Fun atmosphere. Fresh goods
Buy the peanut butter! And the honey, then grab a wheat grass shot to freshen things up. Then mango on a stick, flavored popcorn, veggies for a farm-2-table dinner. End with fresh flowers for the home
Lucky George Farm is on 4th Street south of Court. Large Black pigs raised exclusively outside on our pastures, grass fed, & barley finished. 2015 Winner, Cochon 555- Minneapolis, MN Gourmet meat!
Maximum 3" leash for dogs. Read the Farmer's Market dog policies here:
Great place to bring the family on a beautiful Fall day!
One of the best farmers markets in the U.S. With 300+ vendors, you'll definitely find what you need. And come hungry, there's plenty of food vendors perfect for breakfast. Don't miss it!
Music, fresh vegetables
Great breakfast and veggies
Get there early to beat lines, strollers, and the heat!
Flowers. Java Joes.
Rinehart's Family Farm. Egg, Bacon, mozzarella, basil, and tomato on a bun. Not to be missed!
Fongs is open til noon. Breakfast bacon pizza was tasty. Dutch letters @ west end of court ave are perfect fresh.
Rinehart's Family Farm has great food. If they have caprese salad, get it.
Burritos are at Pint's
Rineharts family has grilled veggies egg bacon sandwich with basil olive oil salt and pepper. Yum. I just got veggies and bacon and super delicious. Find them near the parking garage.
2nd Court Rock N Run Booth come register and get info. All proceeds go support art education in the schools.
I like the Bosnian meat pie.
Stop at Grade A Gardens at south 4th and Court
Come early; there are a lot of booths, but by 10am there are too many people, it gets crowded.
Enjoy all the great dog watching!
To many dogs and yuppies for me.
Grab a Pupusas between Johnny's Hall of Fame and the Court Center building. But get in line early, it gets long!
The farmers market is a staple of des moines summers, eat a great breakfast and Support local farmers!
Easily my favorite Des Moines tradition. There's nothing a trip to the Farmers' Market can't fix!
Gotta have the gooners! They're the reason I wake up early on Saturday's, before they sell out
Be sure and wear overalls and your straw hat to fit in with the hillbillies.
Extremely packed hear!
Breakfast burrito is a must.
Reason #21 why Des Moines trumps Omaha.
Farmboys Breakfast Burritos FTW.
Hmong Egg rolls are delicious!
I like that they allow dogs, dogs are fun! Just don't bring Pit-bulls.
Buffalo Chicken Gooners are the best!
The Farmers' Market is an open-air street market in located in downtown's Historic Court District. The Market spans nine city blocks and boasts food, beverage and much more from over 200 vendors.
Get a good walk in by parking far away (or biking to the market!), then pick up fresh veggies for a healthy summer meal.
A seasonal experience that is not to be missed. Get some fresh produce and make a healthy meal after a morning of people-watching and swimming in Des Moines culture.
My favorite place to get Heirloom tomatos and breakfast on Saturday morning in the summer.