Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market

Farmers Market and Breakfast Spot
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
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  • Adam F.
    "Dutch letters @ west end of court ave are perfect fresh."(3 Tips)
    Dawn L.
    "Try the El Salvador pupusas!"(2 Tips)
    Bridgette B.
    "Farmboys breakfast burritos are amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Heidi M.
    "veggie cutlet from Saloo"(2 Tips)
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  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronOctober 9
    The market spans several blocks and offers a wide array of ready to eat foods and farm fresh ingredients.
  • Estepha F.
    Epically awesome! Great smells sights and sounds. Great for dates and families.
  • Kelli R.
    Best in the country!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsMay 6
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out so you don't end up stepping in all the dog crap people have left in the street.
  • Norma Z.
    Norma ZubradtOctober 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Noodles and company. Great food
  • Norma Z.
    Norma ZubradtOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful produce
  • Thomas
    ThomasSeptember 17, 2016
    Lots of great food. Can get very crowded.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolAugust 23, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Fernando's breakfast burrito, available only on Farmers' Market Saturdays at Pints on Fourth.
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DavelaarSeptember 2, 2015
    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!
  • Dfw D.
    Dfw DeanAugust 15, 2015
    Great fruits, veggies and foods
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MannetterAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    A wide variety of breads await purchase at Big Sky Bread's stand.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Dutch letters and more delights from Vander Ploeg Bakery.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MohlisJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely wonderful! Plenty of fresh produce and great food vendors.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Flaky ham & Swiss croissant from La Mie Bakery's market stand.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Its not a Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market without a visit to Saloo's Indian Cooking for grilled potato cutlets and samosas.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Gouda cheese from Frisian Farms at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market. Of note is the cumin and the Sneek, aged over 1,000 days.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    German sausages on the grill from Strudl Haus at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market.
  • Shawn
    ShawnJuly 4, 2015
    Fun atmosphere. Fresh goods
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KasperJune 12, 2015
    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 F.
    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!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GarrettApril 12, 2015
    Maximum 3" leash for dogs. Read the Farmer's Market dog policies here: http://www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.com/market-tips/
  • JC R.
    JC R.October 11, 2014
    Great place to bring the family on a beautiful Fall day!
  • Tony T.
    Tony TandeskiSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • Iouri P.
    Iouri PereltsvaigAugust 10, 2014
    Music, fresh vegetables
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great breakfast and veggies
  • Macy K.
    Macy K.August 7, 2014
    Get there early to beat lines, strollers, and the heat!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HolzAugust 7, 2014
    Flowers. Java Joes.
  • James J.
    James JonesJuly 19, 2014
    Rinehart's Family Farm. Egg, Bacon, mozzarella, basil, and tomato on a bun. Not to be missed!
  • Adam F.
    Adam FisherJune 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fongs is open til noon. Breakfast bacon pizza was tasty. Dutch letters @ west end of court ave are perfect fresh.
  • James J.
    James JonesMay 17, 2014
    Rinehart's Family Farm has great food. If they have caprese salad, get it.
  • Otis K.
    Otis KhounloMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burritos are at Pint's
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CorySeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CoronetSeptember 7, 2013
    2nd Court Rock N Run Booth come register and get info. All proceeds go support art education in the schools.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DayJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I like the Bosnian meat pie.
  • Craig C.
    Craig ClasenJuly 13, 2013
    Stop at Grade A Gardens at south 4th and Court
  • Kelsey J.
    Kelsey JonesJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy all the great dog watching!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JeriskMay 25, 2013
    To many dogs and yuppies for me.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SigalMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a Pupusas between Johnny's Hall of Fame and the Court Center building. But get in line early, it gets long!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SigalApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The farmers market is a staple of des moines summers, eat a great breakfast and Support local farmers!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BannisterAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Easily my favorite Des Moines tradition. There's nothing a trip to the Farmers' Market can't fix!
  • Joyleen M.
    Joyleen MaravillaJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta have the gooners! They're the reason I wake up early on Saturday's, before they sell out
  • Frank R.
    Frank RuesterJune 30, 2012
    Be sure and wear overalls and your straw hat to fit in with the hillbillies.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan Wood-CooperJune 30, 2012
    Extremely packed hear!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HJune 3, 2012
    Breakfast burrito is a must.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]June 2, 2012
    Reason #21 why Des Moines trumps Omaha.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]June 2, 2012
    Farmboys Breakfast Burritos FTW.
  • Mark 🍻 L.
    Mark 🍻 LynesMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hmong Egg rolls are delicious!
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺May 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I like that they allow dogs, dogs are fun! Just don't bring Pit-bulls.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YinMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Buffalo Chicken Gooners are the best!
  • Hilary H.
    Hilary HenakJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • American Heart A.
    Get a good walk in by parking far away (or biking to the market!), then pick up fresh veggies for a healthy summer meal.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Dawn L.
    Dawn LinderOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the El Salvador pupusas!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SOctober 1, 2011
    The ham & potato fritatta from Something Italian is great!
  • Todd K.
    Todd KeyserOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Party of Four is back! Singing like mad!
  • Ann K.
    Ann KleinSeptember 24, 2011
    Try the chorizo burritos at the stand in the alley next to Royal Mile. So tasty!
  • Maximilian Z.
    Maximilian ZiminSeptember 3, 2011
    Egroll and crabragoon isn't that good. Pork kabob from Chinese kiosk is really good tho
  • Maximilian Z.
    Maximilian ZiminSeptember 3, 2011
    Don't loose girlfriends;)
  • Maximilian Z.
    Maximilian ZiminSeptember 3, 2011
    Yellow watermelon. Delicious
  • Keely B.
    Keely BrokkeSeptember 2, 2011
    Make sure to have more than an hour to spend here, there is SO much cool stuff!
  • Graham P.
    Graham PocialikAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some iced coffee and bring $20 to buy some veggies for the week.
  • Roxy D.
    Roxy DarrAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pasta lady is located on 2nd. Best deal is 3lbs. For $21.00.
  • Patryck B.
    Patryck BobergAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on Rainy days to avoid all the dogs, strollers, and slow gawkers. Also a great chance to get deals on fresh goodies
  • Patryck B.
    Patryck BobergAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best for fresh produce: Blue Gate, Grinnell Heritage, Butcher Crick, Coyote Run, Hassevoort Farms.
  • Em H.
    Em HawkAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love honey, check out the Soder Apiaries stand on the corner of 3rd & Court. Best local honey around & its great for your allergies!!!
  • Jana R.
    Jana RoodJune 4, 2011
    Taste test the wonderful Iowa wines! My favorites are the Edelweiss from Summerset Winery for white wine lovers and Lucy Lane from Jasper Winery for red wine lovers! so proud to be from Iowa!
  • Amy
    AmyJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast pizza from Something Italian is delish!
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsJune 4, 2011
    Try the El Salvador Pupusa, with pickled cabbage and hot sauce, amazing
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsJune 4, 2011
    Strudl Haus has the best pastries, awesome!
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LandinMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Find Barb's and buy the granola. Then love.
  • CASSIE S.
    CASSIE SEMERADMay 28, 2011
    Tami's tarts are the best! Shes usually on 4th south of court. Also, dos rios does breakfast burritos and bowls....they are awesome!!
  • Jameila E.
    Jameila EvansMay 21, 2011
    Strudel haus has amazing dytch letters
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BranstadMay 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Reichert's Dairy Air Roasted Red Pepper Chevre. Run, don't walk! Read more
  • Alli M.
    Alli MoermanAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Vander Ploeg's for Dutch letters. You won't regret it!
  • TONY H.
    TONY HANSENAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wouldn't mind if the preacher dude went away
  • Tim L.
    Tim L.August 15, 2010
    Al lot of the booths take credit cards and some even take EBT! Keep this in mind if you're on a budget!
  • Sean W.
    Sean WalshAugust 7, 2010
    Stop by the Des Moines Visitor Bureau tent- they have helpful advice about what to do in Des Moines and always have a great prize giveaway. You can also spin their wheel to answer Des Moines Trivia!
  • Ben S.
    Ben StoneJuly 10, 2010
    There is a stand with sesame bread. Find it and you'll thank me.
  • Brett J.
    Brett J.May 1, 2010
    For just regular coffee, Java Joe's has a 2nd counter in their event room - no lines.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HollanderMay 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mast family breads ftw!
  • Bridgette B.
    Bridgette BeeApril 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Farmboys breakfast burritos are amazing!
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MannetterApril 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Iowa Coffee Roasters' coffee is the best.
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