all votes for Downtown Farmers Market

  • Amy Ward
  • 116 days, 15 hours ago
Every visitor I have brought to our market says it is the best they have ever been too. I love the fresh, local produce by people I get to know personally!
  • Anonymous
  • 116 days, 16 hours ago
fresh Iowa produce, great samples. my yard is too shady to grow veggies.
  • Anonymous
  • 116 days, 16 hours ago
Great natural food. Wonderful gathering place to meet both longtime and new friends and be delighted and suprised when you see them
  • Renae Ruhnke
  • 116 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 116 days, 18 hours ago
Its the best!
  • MG Pappaducas
  • 116 days, 18 hours ago
Great fresh food, supporting local growers and people-watching. The breakfast burritos too!
  • Jane Kruger
  • 116 days, 21 hours ago
Great food and great people watching also love the wine tastings
  • Tonia Householder
  • 116 days, 21 hours ago
  • Jeanette Castleberry
  • 116 days, 21 hours ago
It a place where our family can get fresh and healthy organic fruits and vegetables. we can also enjoy fresh meals and enjoy music. it is a great family outing while we are supporting our local farmers and economy. And know where your food is coming from.
  • Kay Hudash
  • 116 days, 23 hours ago
Wonderful people and great produce - it's worth waiting all winter for it!!
  • Stephanie Bandow
  • 117 days, 1 minute ago
Des Moines wouldn't be Des Moines without it!
  • Laura Reeser
  • 117 days, 1 hour ago
Definately the variety of everything. Love it.
  • Jennifer Johannsen
  • 117 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 1 hour ago
It has something for everyone. Good food, great finds, sweet music, no one does it better!
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 1 hour ago
I love the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market because of the fun environment, the friendly people, and the delicious food!
  • Connie Wimer
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
It is the greatest farmer's market I've ever seen. It is fun to plan a dinner party exclusively from their products.
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
Great products, fun atmosphere, AWESOME!
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
It's very affordable and and overall enjoyable experience!
  • Heather von Arb
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
It is one of my favorite Saturday morning activities. The great food, the music and, most importantly, the various local businesses providing quality produce and products keeps me coming back! Always an enjoyable experience! AND five stars for the valet bicycle parking!!!
  • Sheila King
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
Great place to grocery shop for the best locally produced food. Fun people watching, too!
  • Yvonne Dawson
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
  • Russell Farnsworth
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
  • Jeff Wu
  • 117 days, 2 hours ago
Promote diversity and communication
  • David Hunsley
  • 117 days, 3 hours ago
In my opinion it's the Best Farmers Market in Des Moines, IA. It's also the best Farmers Market that I go to and return several times.
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 4 hours ago
It is the best way to spend a Saturday morning. Diverse food. Diverse people. Lovely setting.
  • Lenne Orona
  • 117 days, 4 hours ago
Its the best in the midwest with a wide variety of locally created crafts, home grown produce and awesome,wholesome homemade food products. The environment is clean,welcoming and accomodating.
  • Frank Courtney
  • 117 days, 4 hours ago
Great variety of items!
  • Mickie Deaton
  • 117 days, 4 hours ago
I love buying locally. The variety and quality of produce, prepared foods, and craft items wonderful. I love introducing people to the Downtown Farmers Market and then listening to them tell about all their friends they plan on bringing.
  • Nancy Jacobson
  • 117 days, 6 hours ago
I love the downtown farmers market because of the number and variety of vendors. It's well laid out and is a friendly place. You can find what you need or you can browse for a couple of hours. The best
  • Karen Palmer
  • 117 days, 11 hours ago
A fun Saturday morning activity and opportunity to buy fresh from local producers.
  • John Hawk
  • 117 days, 13 hours ago
Great times, great market, get back to green and self supporting, nothing better!
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 15 hours ago
Variety, bought fresh and locally
  • Nicole Harrington
  • 117 days, 15 hours ago
it has food with integrity grown by my friends and neighbors. food that is good for me, my family, my local economy & my environment. The only thing i can not buy is milk. the market has Everything
  • abby spann
  • 117 days, 16 hours ago
the variety and size of the dm farmer's market is better than any other i've ever been to!
  • Kate Yocom
  • 117 days, 16 hours ago
I am a Farmer's Market "regular" and begin my shopping when the bell rings every Saturday morning. I am able to take advantage of the wonderful selection and fill my "Farmer's Market" bag and create wonderful meals for my family for the next few days with the freshest, in season produce.
  • Steve Gude
  • 117 days, 16 hours ago
It's a great atmosphere with a lot of locally-grown food. My wife and I love it!
  • Colby Spann
  • 117 days, 17 hours ago
We love supporting our local community by buying fresh, HEALTHY, local food! We also love the atmosphere and energy of the DTFM!
  • sally dowling
  • 117 days, 17 hours ago
I was very impressed with the number of vendors and the variety of items when I have visited your farmera market.
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 18 hours ago
There is a lot to do and so many things different to purchase. Each week I find something new.
  • Sue Givant
  • 117 days, 18 hours ago
Love to wander and choose produce for cooking. We get cinnamon rolls to take home inviting friends for coffee.
  • Sandy Brier
  • 117 days, 19 hours ago
I love all the fresh produce!
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 19 hours ago
  • mishelle michel
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
because it is a great place to go with my mom or with my friends or my boyfriend! They all love it so I plan saturdays with all of them (different days) and I go all of the time :)
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
Its the best thing to do every weekend! The vendors are great and its super fun to dog watch.
  • Mindy Paulson
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
Love to buy local produce and to choose from a variety (choices that I typically don't have at a grocery store).
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
It is so nice to be able to buy locally produced vegetables and fruits, and the atmosphere is great. A wonderful place to shop and spend your Saturday mornings.
  • Greg Johnson
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
Great food. Great people. Buying local can do so much for the local farmer. Even if it is only a backyard plot. It's a no brainer, lets keep the money and futures in our area.
  • Mindy Blasberg
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
The Farmers Market is great! Awesome food, local produce and a large variety of different things to look at and buy!
  • Ruth Kneile
  • 117 days, 20 hours ago
At the downtown farmers market, I find fresh local organic food. Going there is always enjoyable, but the local high quality foods are the reason I go.
  • Jocelyn Hermanson
  • 117 days, 21 hours ago
Awesome produce and other local goodies! Great way to spend a Saturday morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 21 hours ago
  • Robin Madison
  • 117 days, 21 hours ago
Wide variety of produce and crafts. Good selection of organic produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 117 days, 21 hours ago
There is so much to choose from, everything is fresh, and there are great food vendors using ingredients grown right here in Central Iowa
  • Steve Halstead
  • 117 days, 21 hours ago
great vendors, great products, great people watching anda Saturday without a pork loin sandwich from the Master Griller ruins the whole weekend!
  • Mary Clarke
  • 117 days, 23 hours ago
Great variety and lots of diversity!
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 18 seconds ago
Fresh produce, fresh baked bread!
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 1 hour ago
There is SUCH a variety!
  • susan courtney
  • 118 days, 1 hour ago
  • Cassee Olin
  • 118 days, 2 hours ago
THey have fabulous fresh vegetable and produce.
  • ERIC W
  • 118 days, 2 hours ago
I attened the market every weekend to buy produce and support local business. The breakfast sandwiches and coffee that are available from the business located in the downtown area are well worth it too.
  • Jodi Clark
  • 118 days, 3 hours ago
  • Jennifer Nelson
  • 118 days, 3 hours ago
THey reach the most people-help growers.
  • Michael Leedom
  • 118 days, 4 hours ago
Best in the Midwest!
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
It is the greatest weekend fun!
  • debbie cron
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
It has the best IOWA SWEET CORN!!
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
I love the whole atmospere
  • Roy Johnson
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
Locally grown produce.
  • Roy Johnson
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
I love the produce, the food, the wine, the entertainment. Everything!
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
I love everything about it. Great fun.
  • Ann Wright
  • 118 days, 5 hours ago
It has a great variety of items from which to choose. They have activities for all ages. It's the place to be on a Saturday morning!
  • Stephen Sladek
  • 118 days, 6 hours ago
I enjoy the diverse vendors selling a wide variety of locally grown food and handmade goods. The setting is perfect.
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 6 hours ago
Home baked food and other items
  • Sarah Ryan
  • 118 days, 7 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 7 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 15 hours ago
great food, jewelry, bread.... great place to go and hang out! live music tons of people! LOVE IT!
  • Pat Petersen
  • 118 days, 15 hours ago
The atmosphere, food, music....everything about it is wonderful. Great selection of products and friendly people!
  • Megan Hockemeier
  • 118 days, 16 hours ago
Great place to go to buy produce for my family for the week.
  • Debby Demerath
  • 118 days, 16 hours ago
Love coming back and visit my home town. Nothing like what the Des Moines Farmers Market has to offer. Haven't found anything out in the New Hampshire area that can even compare.
  • Megan Frantum
  • 118 days, 16 hours ago
Several great vendors who are knowledgable of their products and extremely friendly. It is a great, positive atmosphere for the whole family.
  • Dianne Woods
  • 118 days, 20 hours ago
Wonderful, original music; grand variety of fruits and vegetables from Iowa and surrounding states; wide, open streets to meander through; great coffee shop among the vendors; friendly people; the "happening" spot on Sat. morning
  • Jen Bote
  • 118 days, 20 hours ago
EVERYTHING is unique & FRESH!!
  • Michelle Bialas
  • 118 days, 21 hours ago
  • barb woodsmall
  • 118 days, 22 hours ago
what a wonderful event filled with great fresh veggies/fruits, diverse foods to eat, beautiful plants/flowers, unique crafts and fantastic music!
  • Fran Cory
  • 118 days, 22 hours ago
Great produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 118 days, 23 hours ago
  • Maione Parson
  • 118 days, 23 hours ago
  • Nan Hahn
  • 119 days, 25 minutes ago
Fresh veggies!
  • christy andersen
  • 119 days, 1 hour ago
local food! organic food! handmade goods!
  • Lynn Parkey
  • 119 days, 1 hour ago
Awesome produce, free entertainment and a meal all in one place. Whats not to love?
  • Ann Michelson
  • 119 days, 1 hour ago
fresh produce locally grown instead of products sprayed with chemicals and shipped across the country. Plus it is an enjoyable way to spend a Sat morning.
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 1 hour ago
Thought Madison, Wisconsin, had the best farmers market until I visited Des Moines. We have produce, but not as many food vendors. Loved those egg rolls.
  • Deborah Andersen
  • 119 days, 3 hours ago
  • Carlyn Crowe
  • 119 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 4 hours ago
Their produce are fresh before chemicals and other things are placed on them. Also like the variety of goods sold at markets. All the new plants and old pasteries you can purchase. Gives ventors a great opportunity to sell their products, that we the consumers don't normally see in a grocery store. A wonderful way to spend time shopping and looking and I love the kettle Corn. My young people have now got me hooked on that. It wouldn't be as pleasant of a summer and fall without them.
  • Cheryl Paps
  • 119 days, 5 hours ago
  • Liz Arthur
  • 119 days, 12 hours ago
Huge variety of food, produce, baked goods, crafts. My family members from larger metro areas have been very impressed with the size, variety, and quality of items available at this market.
  • Janie Wine
  • 119 days, 12 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 14 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 14 hours ago
  • Justin Schlicher
  • 119 days, 14 hours ago
  • Laurie McQ
  • 119 days, 16 hours ago
It's because of Deb who built the legacy and Kelly who has continued it - and downtown is the best place to be! Right, Marilyn?
  • Daniel Doyle
  • 119 days, 16 hours ago
The location and the number of vendors make it a special event that is well attending on Saturday morning.
  • Claire Michelson
  • 119 days, 17 hours ago
Because the foods are good and it is good to support local vendors, and I always get my pumpkins there!
  • Laura Wolf
  • 119 days, 17 hours ago
The Farmer's Market is a wonderful way to support our local farmers! And they provide the best fresh produce!
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 17 hours ago
  • Kate K
  • 119 days, 18 hours ago
Cause Marilyn and I think it's just fabulous!
  • Patricia Stafford
  • 119 days, 18 hours ago
Just enjoy walking downtown with the many options of food and misc items.
  • Whitney Joynes
  • 119 days, 19 hours ago
Best fresh food ever
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 20 hours ago
Fun and lots of produce!
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 20 hours ago
Great food, wonderful ambiance, another social opportunity.
  • Holly Hunt
  • 119 days, 20 hours ago
  • Sarah Muhlbauer
  • 119 days, 20 hours ago
I love the atmosphere!!! My friend and i drive over an hour and a half to come to the farmers market!!
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 20 hours ago
wonderful variety, great quality from local producers
  • Susan Thompson
  • 119 days, 21 hours ago
I love this market...it is colorful, musical, loaded with fun, great fresh food and diversity! I make it a point to come to Des Moines several times just to be a part of the wonderful atmosphere and purchase fantastic food.
  • Mar Gade
  • 119 days, 21 hours ago
It's fantastic!
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 21 hours ago
It sells just about everything! Especially love the midwestern baked goods (especially Mash's Baked goods) as these and not available in my area.
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 22 hours ago
  • Howard wood
  • 119 days, 22 hours ago
  • Melissa Kellar
  • 119 days, 23 hours ago
LOVE IT! Fresh produce and homegrown goodies, breads, salsa, wine and the entertainment.
  • Jane Maynes
  • 119 days, 23 hours ago
Nice selection of produce and interesting items for sale.
  • Rita Prock
  • 120 days, 14 minutes ago
It's great!...It's the Best. I don't know anyone who wouldn't enjoy it.And everyone shoulkd experience it. Let Add Bench's to Court Ave. It would be very enjoyable and added accessory for the area and restaurants.
  • Laura Kirstein
  • 120 days, 21 minutes ago
Fresh produce, lots of fun and entertainment and tons of yummy food stands, including the breakfast burritos!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
  • Joselyn Williams
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
The atmosphere, the fresh produce, the fun crafts etc. Also the breakfast burritos!!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
  • Barb Corson
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
Lots of food and fun.
  • Brooke Ruddy
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
  • Marcia Maire
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
I like the variety of the selection of produce and other locally produced products.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
It has a great selection of fruits and vegetables grown by local famrers to purchase. It also has good music and is set up in an organized/inviting manner.
  • jean schwendau
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
Variety and fun
  • Lori Kistenmacher
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
Love the fresh produce, flowers/plants, other goods, and mingling with all the wonderful Des Moinians!
  • nancy hall
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
It is so colorful, bountiful, and full of the best and friendliest vendors anywhere.
  • Linda Coil
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
Because of the fresh vegs & fruits and all the vendors. That the good thing about the Farmer Market.
  • Karen Wignall
  • 120 days, 1 hour ago
It is a weekly celebration, a place to see friends, have great food and buy locally.
  • Kathy Hykes
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
Always a lot of variety...plus entertainment. lots of people there. the place to be on Sat. morning.
  • Jamie Newel
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
  • Grace Nieters
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
DM Downtown Farmers Market has a variety of vendors that offer exposure to education, music, art, and diverse selection of yummy ethnic foods!
  • Susan Hurst
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
you can buy a huge range of locally produced food and goods. It's a lot of fun, and it's a little different every weekend.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
I love the variety
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
It has a wide variety of local vendors, in addition to easy parking and entertainment.
  • Greg France
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
I ride bikes with a group of friends, and we usually make it a destination to stop for breakfast! After riding a hard 30 miles, it is a great place to stop and get coffee and breakfast before riding back home. What a fun event for our community and gives another perspective or segment to the variety of attendees. Bicycle riders are really OK - and may even be your next door neighbor!
  • katie kaufman
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
  • Arik Borstad
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
Wonderful atmosphere, great people
  • Ernie Barnes
  • 120 days, 2 hours ago
Great atmosphere, good variety of fresh food, baked items, crafts, etc. Enjoy, volunteers are great help to point you in the correct direction.
  • Kimberly Beaudin
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
There are so many different vendors, and its a great place to see and hear new things, as well as chat with friends. Buying fresh and local is the only way to go!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
So many wonderful vendors and great food!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
Great atmosphere with always something new
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
great atmosphere to shop,I try to shop local and help our economy.
  • Meghan Tiernan
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
Large variety of fresh food and a wonderful group of people. Fun way to spend Saturday mornings.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
One of the largest farmers market in the nation. A little bit of everything!
  • Sara Nichols
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
It's huge and fun!
  • Rachel Nicoletto
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
I love going down there and buying home grown fruits and vegetables. I prefer helping out my own community and supporting local venders.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
great food -- fresh and no pesticides!
  • Marilyn Sargent
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
The best vendors...the best food...the best entertainment...the best staff!!!
  • Deborah Angelino
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
It is a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning, very festive. Visitors are always impressed. I can find everything there and find satisfaction in the healthy freshness of what I take home.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
it is a wonderful way to spend a lovely summer morning. the produce is exceptional and atmopshere delightful
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 3 hours ago
They bring good quality produce to us and entertainment.
  • Teresa Lane
  • 120 days, 4 hours ago
It is a great thing to do on Saturday morning and you can find just about everything you could need for the week at the farmers market
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 4 hours ago
I love the camraderie, fresh produce, and baked goods!
  • Channon Timm
  • 120 days, 4 hours ago
It is a great place to hang out on Saturday mornings.
  • Chris Baker
  • 120 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 5 hours ago
The variety is great. Lots of good produce!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 6 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 14 hours ago
Great food and other treasures. Great having such a variety to choose from.
  • Brooke Herman
  • 120 days, 14 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 15 hours ago
Good variety, great produce, & other fun things.
  • Nancy Marchack
  • 120 days, 15 hours ago
The Des Moines farmers is the best I have been to in several cities. The variety is awesome! You can start out and have breakfast and on the way back down the other side have lunch, buy some fresh things for dinner, a souvineer listen to music see people from everywhere and style. I love it. Majority of people that run their stands are so informative, and friendly. It's a place to keep returning again and again.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 15 hours ago
Great event for DSM - love the whole experience of being able to shop, eat your way through the various stands and bring home great flowers and fresh produce.
  • Peggy Martin
  • 120 days, 18 hours ago
Well laid out and room to navigate.
  • Trudy Holman
  • 120 days, 18 hours ago
Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market is fantastic! Terrific product every Saturday...that's the most important aspect. There also are many opportunities to nourish yourself while shopping with fresh offerings, many diverse ethnic stands. It's a great farmers' market that happens to also be a commnunity builder. And oh yes, the variety of musical entertainment each week is a fine touch. Thousands of residents come each Saturday.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 18 hours ago
The vendors are knowledgeable and everything is fresh and local! It's awesome!
  • Tara Lanning
  • 120 days, 18 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 19 hours ago
My FAVORITE thing to do on a Saturday morning! Grab breakfast, sample fresh produce, and pick up delicious food for the week!
  • Laura Kelly
  • 120 days, 19 hours ago
It's a great place to go grab breakfast, pick up things made by local folks and chat with friends.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 20 hours ago
  • Carol Grant
  • 120 days, 20 hours ago
Because it has such variety of items for sale: veggies, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, plants, clothes, wine, on and on. I love the live music (several venues) and the atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 20 hours ago
  • Bobbi Segura
  • 120 days, 20 hours ago
Great choices!
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 21 hours ago
It's like a party. Everyone is in a good mood. The food is great. You go home with lots of veggies.
  • Erin Johnson
  • 120 days, 21 hours ago
It is my absolute favorite thing about the summer! I love the food, the music, the atmosphere, and the colors. I go almost every Saturday. I LOVE YOU DES MOINES FARMERS MARKET!!!!!!
  • Solveig Nelson
  • 120 days, 22 hours ago
SO-fresh produce, friendly and knowledgeable vendors
  • Angie Tagtow
  • 120 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 120 days, 22 hours ago
I love the organic produce, Niman's meats, the music, flowers and meeting friends to have the breakfast burrito. It's an event every Saturday.
  • Teresa Joens
  • 120 days, 22 hours ago
  • Park Woodle
  • 120 days, 22 hours ago
The vendors are nice. Tasty - fresh food like Goat cheeses from Lois @ Dairy Aire. Nice crafts-home items paricularly in Fall
  • Amy Bidleman
  • 120 days, 23 hours ago
  • Al Hart
  • 121 days, 17 seconds ago
Diversity... colorful... cool sounds... plentiful, yet confined in one compact area... reasonably priced products and merchandise. Come visit!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 1 minute ago
This one is by far the best around. I love the variety of items offered & the music along the way as you shop & the friendly venders. Makes for a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise & come home with wonderful things to enjoy later.
  • Paula Becker
  • 121 days, 13 minutes ago
A good place to but locallt and get a great variety of fresh foods.
  • Aileen Hunnell
  • 121 days, 40 minutes ago
Buying local is important to my family. Being able to buy localy grown quality food & products is great. Good music and gives a good sense of what IOWA as a state has to offer...flowers,produce,clothing & etc.
  • Jennifer Hochberger
  • 121 days, 1 hour ago
Wonderful atmosphere. Friendly faces. Seasonal variety!
  • richard johnson
  • 121 days, 1 hour ago
healthy foods, large selection, great setting, good entertainment, welcoming vendors
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 1 hour ago
The energy is amazing. I go sometimes just to grab some breakfast, listen to the live preformers and walk around looking at everything. I am so glad that we have such an amazing Farmer's Market in Des Moines!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 1 hour ago
it is awesome - great selection of products and great atmosphere!
  • donna zellmer
  • 121 days, 2 hours ago
the vendors displays are so attractive, that you usually by produce that maybe you have not tried before.This encourages an individual to buy more healthy foods. I also find products that I could use in my daily or weekly lively hood. I love this market! They deserve to win!!!
  • Gary Dean
  • 121 days, 2 hours ago
  • Stacey Ekwall
  • 121 days, 2 hours ago
We like to by the fresh produce. We like all the stands and variety.
  • Sandy Dixon
  • 121 days, 2 hours ago
You just feel good being there watching people who are enjoying themselves. It's like a weekly festival. Oh, and you can buy food there too.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 3 hours ago
Great things to buy AND support for the local farmers!
  • Theresa Schall
  • 121 days, 3 hours ago
I love the variety of vendors, the entertainment, the energy of it all! What better way to spend a leisurely Saturday morning?
  • Derek Novak
  • 121 days, 3 hours ago
Downtown environment, huge 12 city block area, clean, held on weekend (Saturday) for convienant shopping, 8a to Noon duration makes it easy to get too but never enough time to see (and eat) it all!
  • Tina Gordinier
  • 121 days, 3 hours ago
love the produce, live music, lots of creative stuff, it's awesome!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anne Keithan
  • 121 days, 4 hours ago
  • Judy Burns
  • 121 days, 4 hours ago
There's wonderful produce, food, and ambience every Saturday morning from May through the end of October!
  • Jenn Liberty
  • 121 days, 5 hours ago
Where else can you hear/watch a free live local musician/show, (2-3 for that matter!) look at the sun/moon up close, get fresh local grown items for the days meals, catch up with old and new friends, and buy local art?! DSM has changed sooo much and I'm proud to say it's my home town!
  • David Differding
  • 121 days, 5 hours ago
I love the vibrant atmosphere and the variety of fresh produce and product offerings.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 6 hours ago
It's diverse and vibrant and a great way to see part of downtown.
  • Shylah Statler
  • 121 days, 8 hours ago
Because it's my home and it's growing so fast.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 13 hours ago
fresh produce and something new every time we visit
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 13 hours ago
It's the perfect to buy fresh, buy local. It's a great place to get a varied breakfast. It's fun to interact with other people and socialize my dog.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 15 hours ago
It's the best farmer's market I've ever been to. The Des Moines Farmer's Market is almost as good as the Iowa State Fair! There are tons of people, blocks upon city blocks of great vendors, there's a little bit of everything for everyone.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 15 hours ago
Vibrant activity in the heart of downtown - and great fresh food!
  • Jan Swinton
  • 121 days, 15 hours ago
Fresh produce, good clean fun.
  • Jane Beeman
  • 121 days, 16 hours ago
Awesome fresh, local food. Friendly vendors. Huge variety. Great live music.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 16 hours ago
It is such a great time with so many great things to see!!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 17 hours ago
It is a fantastic farmers market in downtown Des Moines!
  • Jeanette Bucklew
  • 121 days, 17 hours ago
A great variety of fresh, locally grown, healthy food products to purchase directly from the grower accompanied by an array of entertainment & people watching.
  • Abbey Sprague
  • 121 days, 18 hours ago
As my husband would say, "They do this every Saturday? It's like a festival inside the city." The selection is fantastic and so are the vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 19 hours ago
fresh food
  • anne murphy
  • 121 days, 19 hours ago
Love the variety of vendors. Always like to eat breakfast downtown and stroll among the booths. Love the musician and the variety of music.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 19 hours ago
Excellent selection, lots of fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 20 hours ago
It's a great way to support local vendors and their wonderful products.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 20 hours ago
It's the best and keeps getting better. Great food, great vendors, and great time.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 21 hours ago
Variety and quality can't be beat.
  • Bridget marcus
  • 121 days, 21 hours ago
I love the local produce, especially chemical free. It is great to meet the dedicated people growing my food. I wish it could be all year.
  • Sara Volker
  • 121 days, 21 hours ago
  • Sharon Simmons
  • 121 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 22 hours ago
It's great!
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 22 hours ago
I love to buy the flowers and vegetables
  • Rachel Betts
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
  • Peggy Smith
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
So much much variety and well spaced out, I very much perfer this market over Omaha market. We'll be back.
  • Linda Brownlee
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
It's fun! Such variety of food and other things.
  • Anonymous
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
Great locally grown produce!
  • paula secress
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
So much to see and eat!
  • Amy Doherty
  • 121 days, 23 hours ago
It's big and has everything in season, plus great entertainment and prepared goods.
  • Deb Cameron
  • 122 days, 9 minutes ago
It has great produce and a wide variety.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 25 minutes ago
This was our first visit and were impressed with the quality and variety of fresh vegetables, flowers and other food items. It is an attractive and clean display.
  • Russ Marshall
  • 122 days, 35 minutes ago
  • Gary Beeman
  • 122 days, 43 minutes ago
Fresher food, supports local labor!!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 57 minutes ago
The vendors are awesome!
  • Nicholas Roth
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
We enjoy assisting our local farmers and socializing with friends as we shop at the market.
  • melissa cohran
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
I love all the different vendors that are there.
  • nANCY bORTON
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
DES MOINES HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
  • kim poehling
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
great VARIETY OF ITEMS EXCELLENT ATOMSHPERE
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
it's fresh
  • stephen lambert
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
lots of great vendors, tasty foods, live music, and good attendance. What more could you ask for.....
  • Jeanne Hopkins
  • 122 days, 1 hour ago
For the diversity of the booths. The friendliness of the vendors and volunteers.
  • Susan Coons
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
Everything's Great!
  • Dennis Keller
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
I like the varied types of fresh produce and breads available there.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
I like my Des Moines market because it allows me to learn more about the many fruits and vegetables we grow locally and it's not just corn and soybeans!
  • micheal Coltran
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
fresh produce
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
I have a place in downtown Des Moines, and having such a world-class Farmers Market nearby is one of the best things about living in this great Midwest city.
  • Dani Smith
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
has many things
  • Patricia Petrie
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
It has everything. I enjoy going there and taking friends.
  • Judy Warwick
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
Its the best has it all
  • Tracy Penick
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
We have been vendors at this market for the past 10 years. It is a great farmers market and it offers something for everyone!
  • Edie Sladek
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
Locally grown atmosphere pork loin sandwiches spring roll
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
Because it rocks, has great goods, great music and it's growing all the time.
  • Barbara Karh
  • 122 days, 2 hours ago
Next door to my home tomatoes and music
  • Linda Dawe
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
It a great market wide variety lots of local produce just for fun
  • Alicia Jenkins
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
It's the greatest farmers market ever! I love the variety of farmers at this farmers market - selling meat, eggs, veggies, fruits, wine. Also love the variety of street food offered.
  • Tanya volz
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
I love the people and the food
  • Anita Brendeland
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
We love the market
  • phyllis fitzpatrick
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
it is a lovely way to support and continut the revitalization of downtown Des Moines
  • Joyce Volz
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
We love the market
  • Norma wright
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
fresh produce free samples
  • Renee King
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
Love samples of wine bread made locally
  • Ella Carr
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
peoples food vendors
  • Tom Strabbing
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
food entertainment to meet friends 40 miles bike ride for exercise
  • Ella Carr
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
people food vendors
  • stephaine McKee
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
The volunteers are awesome
  • Karen Diamond
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
support the dm area
  • Phyllis Hugen
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
I love the market
  • Ryan Engles
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
I love the market
  • Robin McCoy
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
It's a great place to connect with the community and encourage people to come to the downtown area. I'm someone who feels that our cities are places to be revitalized and used rather than moving to the suburbs.
  • sarah stav
  • 122 days, 3 hours ago
its a great ay to shop for a variety of items and the social networking is wonderful
  • Janette Diamond
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
support locally grown foods
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
fantastic produce and fun people-watching
  • ned Johnson
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
I live close by I go every week.
  • Cody Faush
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
because there so many joyful people walking around
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
Huge variety and festive atmosphere, rain or shine!
  • Trisha Gruss
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
Because I live in Des Moines and I like to Buy fresh buy local
  • enosh kelley
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
great selection. use produce for my french restaturant, Bistro Montage, usually buy about 100 pounds of stuff or more every week.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
the best event in the DSM metro area, hands down
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
Great produce, variety, organic, and farm families that operate stands.
  • Dave Faris
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
The food is great and there is a lot of variety!
  • John Westlund
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
Variety, food, vegetables and the best corn in the country.
  • terry prettyman
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
The aura.
  • judy prettyman
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
Because everything is fresh, there are so many things you can't get in other places.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 4 hours ago
  • Dawn musgrove
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
A farmers market is an intrical part of any neighborhood and ours is especially GREAT!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
To support the local economy.
  • sonja olson
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
Diversity!
  • karen kolbe
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
wonderful produce and music. love to see all of the people and energy of the market
  • Cindy Smyth
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
Great prices on fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Michelle Simons
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
Lots of good fresh fruits and veggies
  • mathew johnson
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
breakfast pizza, entertainment, jalapeno chs bread
  • mike lucas
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
walking, drinking coffee, spending time with family
  • casey huxford
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
cuz i love the food
  • ed and Sue Kenny
  • 122 days, 5 hours ago
Outstanding selection of produce!! Very friendly people and the is always good food and entertainment!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 7 hours ago
It's hands down the best farmer's market! Been to Dubuque's, Kansas City's, Davenport's and Omaha's. Nothing comes close to Des Moines'
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 8 hours ago
  • Kathy Barlean
  • 122 days, 12 hours ago
Are you kidding? Great produce, great people, great fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 13 hours ago
The large variety of vendors makes it an entertaining experience -- and delicious!
  • Libby Miller
  • 122 days, 14 hours ago
The DM Downtown Farmers Market is great because of the wide variety of vendors and that great Iowans Spirit - found in all who participate! Plus, dogs on leashes are allowed!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 14 hours ago
You always see a friend, and some interesting dogs, at the Farmer's Market! The coffee is warm and served with a smile, and the choices are amazing. Goat cheese, dog treats, papusas, fresh bread and pastries, organic meats. Best market ever.
  • Cheryl Watson
  • 122 days, 14 hours ago
Because the food is always fresh & tastes wonderful!!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 15 hours ago
the food, the variety, the atmosphere
  • Suzanne Harvey
  • 122 days, 15 hours ago
It's not only good wholesome produce grown in the world's greatest soils, but it's also a fun family time!
  • Cindia Badger
  • 122 days, 15 hours ago
Its a beautiful experience to see all the wonderful colors of fresh veggies.
  • Ryan Parlee
  • 122 days, 15 hours ago
Because they do such a good job supporting our local farmers.
  • julie gardner
  • 122 days, 15 hours ago
yummy produce!
  • Jane Dirks
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
Nice, relaxing place to be on a Saturday morning. Great place to stroll around, have breakfast, catch up with friends, take in the music. All the local produce is wonderful as well as the non-food items. Super selection.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
local produce, products and people
  • Linda Taylor
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
Fun, great produce, organic products and friends!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
I was raised on a farm and I love the fact that I am helping people remain on small family farmes. The produce tastes much better than that in the stores and the variety at the market is unbelieable.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
Great fun to be had on a Saturday morning as well as wonderful locally grown produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
Amazing variety of great vendors, great food and lots of interesting people!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 16 hours ago
Best coffee and fresh roasted coffee beans at Iowa Coffee Company! Great products, vendors and customers.
  • Sarah Vorm
  • 122 days, 17 hours ago
All the delicious food & wonderful people!
  • Melia Van Meter
  • 122 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 17 hours ago
  • Andrew Couch
  • 122 days, 18 hours ago
I LOVE THE DM FARMERS MARKET!!!!!!
  • Celine Copelan
  • 122 days, 18 hours ago
Each time spent at the Farmers Market is like a new experience. Local vendors are happy to provide info on their own products and have great recommendations on others. It's easy to get to and if you like to just go for a walk or if you need to do your weekly shopping it's the perfect destination.
  • Chris Rhodes
  • 122 days, 18 hours ago
It's got a little of everything served with your choice of musical accompaniment!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 18 hours ago
The market showcases the rich harvest that Iowa has to offer, both agriculturally and artistically.
  • Lisa Rhodes
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
My husband and I love going to the market every weekend that we can...not only for the wonderful food and fresh produce, but also to people and dog watch!
  • nancy faber
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
We like all the locally grown vegetables and fruit, the local food vendors, crafters,flowers & music. We donnot support those who bring in not locally grown. Just would like to see those big animals left at home.
  • Mary Gliem
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
It's wonderful! Excellent food choices, crafts and music. Parking is easy amd free. A great way to spend my Sat. mornings in the summer.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
lots of close parking & lots of fresh food choices-also South Union Bakery goods!
  • Sue Sherwood
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
Neat place, bought a stone ant, snail, and turtle for my deck. Food great. Wine tasting.
  • Carolyn Miner
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
love the food and atmosphere
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
It is such a complete Farmers Market. It has such a wide variety of products, and not just food, but crafts & music, plus a GREAT atmosphere.
  • Pam Feld
  • 122 days, 19 hours ago
It offers the best selection of organic food in the state.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market offers a fabulous variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat and locally baked goods. I always stock up for the winter on Juan's salsa.
  • Matt Conway
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
It is so wonderful to get fresh, local food!
  • Kathryn Kinley
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
I love the variety of locally grown produce, and locally baked and prepared pastries and other goodies and crafts. Add to all that the fun of live music and great people. It does Des Moines and Iowa proud!
  • MJ McBee
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Quality, friendly vendors, and variety
  • Gabrielle Bevel
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Downtown Farmers Market is a great place where people share common interests such as good food and good music. There is such a variety of stands and people that there is never a dull moment at the Downtown Farmers Market!
  • Kerri Rush
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Great selection of vendors! Even a Fresh Raw Juice Stand with locally grown organic wheatgrass! Awesome!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
It's a great market with awesome fresh local foods. There is a ton of variety and entertainment and has a great atmosphere
  • Alli Condra
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
  • Chuck Van Veen
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
HAS AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS, WITH THE ACTUAL PRODUCERS THERE. EVERYONE TREATS YOU LIKE YOUR A FRIEND AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN.
  • Jacqueline Bahr
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Great variety of local foods.
  • Patti Rotert
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
great choices of local organically grown food
  • Diana Ronk
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Good, organic and/or sustainable produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
  • Jan Henter
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
The atomsphere, the vendors, and selection are awesome!
  • Jennie Erwin
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Great location, great people, great food!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
A great variety of Iowa Produce and Products greet you at the Des Moines Downtown farmers market!! A wonderful place to go to shop and meet friends in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the bonus of a variety of entertainment as you shop.
  • Jeff Couch
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
Because I am able to get healthy, tasty Iowa produce in a fun, festive atmosphere! It doesn't get any better than this.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 20 hours ago
The Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market has the greatest variety of organic foods at amazing prices! The farmers are people with a heart and passion for what they do and it's evident in the goods they bring. From produce, eggs, grains, meats and dairies, it can all be found every Saturday morning :)
  • Marilyn Freerksen
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Big choice of products and nice atmosphere
  • Barbara Hein
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Vendor quality and variety coupled with convenient location and layout and Iowa friendly atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
  • Marialyce Eilts
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Love all the fresh produce, the Farm Boy's Breakfast Burritos and Java Joe's Chai!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
We love to go to the market whenever we are in Des Moines. It is wonderful for many reasons!
  • Rebecca Starmer
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
It is a nice way to enjoy a Saturday morming for families, singels, couples or friends. It's pet, stroller and wheel chair friendly. It has something for everyone. The finest local bakers, wineries, farmers, artisans, musicians and florists sell there goods, keeping our local econemy strong. There are prices to fit every budget. It takes out the middle man giving you fresher, higher quality products. It was green before green was cool. The entertainment is very eclectic, just like Iowa. That is soemthing that most people don't know about us. It's Iowa at it's finest, well except for the Iowa State Fair. The Des Moines down-town farmer's market - it doens't get much more mid-west, Americana than that.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
The DM Farmer's Market offers something for everyone! My wife and I make it a date sometimes by leaving our hometown at 5 A.M. to arrive just when it opens. Other times, we bring our four children (ranging in ages from 19 - 12) for a morning of food and fun! We have never been disappointed with any of the vendors or their wares. As a teacher by trade, I give it an A + !
  • Rosemarie Ward
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
It is the most beautiful celebration of fresh local food, music, and flowers.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Fresh produce and flowers, in fun atmosphere, supporting local economy.
  • Victoria Herring
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Good food, fun time, a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
Organic food that is healthy for my family and supports local farmers. Love the atmosphere, and it's become a regular event for my family on Sat morning. Variety in vendors is wonderful.
  • Melinda Berte
  • 122 days, 21 hours ago
It is the Best! I have watched it grow over the past several years. It's just a "good thing" to do on a Saturday morning in Des Moines.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Local, fresh grown produce tastes better than what is shipped into the grocery stores.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
  • Linda McMahon
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
It's a great atmosphere. It is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning, pick up some home grown produce and plants and enjoy great entertainment and food. Love it!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Great people and products!
  • Daniel J. Boor
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
It is very user friendly for people of all ages and their pets. Locatiuon is great. Easy to get to. Very spacious and just a great time.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Breakfast burritos and fresh, local, and organic choices.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Because it is great and predictable entertainment...the best of what this state has to offer
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
great ambiance! wonderful food! good location! fun activities! -- It makes a Saturday morning really special.
  • f j
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Wonderful selection; terrific food to eat while browsing and Java Joes beverages to top it off!!!
  • Cathy Goldman
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
It has everything.
  • Dorothy Schneider
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Love the variety of produce,flowers, and music.
  • Sondra Headlee
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Good atmosphere, great items being sold, great eats & very enjoyable
  • Carolyn Evens
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
Lots of music, great Java Joe's coffee, beautiful flowers, wonderful food, fresh produce, delicious Austrian pastries. Love seeing all the people and even their pets. Huge selection .... local wines and fruit and veggies to flower starts, jewelry and yard ornaments, etc. Not enough room to say everything I love. Reminds me of the European markets. What's not to love?
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 22 hours ago
This is a wonderful, dog-friendly, refreshing way to spend a Saturday morning with delectable pastries, organic produce, local artisans, and more. I love it!
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Great vendors, great product - great city.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Excellent vendors who provide us with great selections. Food, entertainment and fun make this the best farmers market hands down.
  • Linda Plahn
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
So much variety! All fresh and local, beets to breads, watermelons to wine, and salsa to stained glass. A great place to watch people and pets. It's a Des Moines tradition.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Carol Klock
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Fresh, abundant, local and excellent venue.
  • Dierdre Large
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
it has the most to offer i have ever seen. from sweet to spicy, flowers, entertainment. everyone is there to have fun. I have always had a great time getting elbow to elbow with my city mates.
  • Adam Mason
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
The Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market is second to none! I run down there every Saturday (about 3 miles), have breakfast from so many difficult choices, stock up on locally grown veggies & food, grab a coffee, catch some music, and head back home. It makes for a great Saturday morning!
  • Christine Lebron-Dykeman
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
We have so many fantastic vendors dedicated to providing the best local produce/meats/etc. at reasonable prices. I also simply love that it has a midwest feel where the vendors really take time to get to know the regular customers.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
It is a wonderful, rich environment.
  • Courtenay Wolf
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
It's great. Lots of vendors, great quality.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Always something different and lots of variety. Great place to people watch!!
  • Sylvia Powell
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Great variety of produce and products!
  • Brett Trout
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Great energy, great people, great food.
  • Myles Kappelman
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
I love the fresh produce and the food to eat there. It has a great variety and its locally produced.
  • Joe Hawkins
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Best I've been to - vibrant, fun it's a community event every week.
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
It is amazing overall! Great food! Great stuff! Great ppl! Great prices! Des Moines would not be what it is without this market. It is more than just a market. It is an event and we are so lucky to have it for so long May-Nov! Lucky!
  • PJ Worden
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Great food and entertainment
  • Molly Naumann
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
This market is in a historic neighborhood with great food (fresh & prepared), great music, and wonderful, smiling vendors...it rocks!
  • Kanan Kappelman
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
The DM Farmers Market is coordinated very well. Great variety of vendors.
  • Sarah Purcell
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Amanda Fleites
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Deb Lage
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
Because I love fresh food and I know where this was grown(without pesticides)
  • Linda Bremen
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
carnival every weekend
  • Lindsay Krahmer
  • 122 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 minutes ago
The Downtown Farmers' Market Has a wide variety of foods, great quality, and reasonable prices. Plus, it's the best place in the city to have breakfast on a Saturday morning!
  • Barbara Minear
  • 123 days, 6 minutes ago
Great food
  • Debra Montufar
  • 123 days, 10 minutes ago
Great variety of local produce, food, crafts. Gets people downtown. Nice location.
  • JOHN STEPHENS
  • 123 days, 12 minutes ago
I LIKE TO PEOPLE WATCH AND SAMPLE THE FOOD. THE MARKET KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER EVERY YEAR.
  • David Kelley
  • 123 days, 13 minutes ago
The best in the Midwest!
  • Mark Watson
  • 123 days, 16 minutes ago
It's clean, most of all. Also it's a good place to get good, healthy food and a variety of baked goods.
  • matthew keller
  • 123 days, 19 minutes ago
good food, architecture, people see. Great family outting.
  • Cindy Deaton-Trimble
  • 123 days, 24 minutes ago
It's nice to be able to support are local venders. Food food and produce is great and all the crafts and hand made items. I love to go with friends and run into people I never get to see. It's a good time for all.
  • suzanne robinson
  • 123 days, 26 minutes ago
The most colorful, biggest and best market in the midwest; it's like a huge street fair with wonderful food, and musicians performing and lots more than produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 28 minutes ago
Get fun event!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 29 minutes ago
The Des Moines farmer's market is the best in the country. The people are friendly and the dogs are a great addition.
  • Juleen McGrath
  • 123 days, 33 minutes ago
It is a social event! Great food and breakfast at Guys & Gals. The salsa at O'Sullivan's is the greatest. Mast Family farms has the best bread. A great time. The dogs at the market are a real nusiance, distract from the "people" atmosphere, and should not be allowed around the food. Get rid of the dogs now.
  • Margaret White
  • 123 days, 33 minutes ago
Great vendors, great produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 37 minutes ago
Like the variety of item, Lot of run.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 37 minutes ago
No only does this market provide a huge variety of unparalled produce but it is a great way to try new items and vendors you wouldn't normally find in your daily routine. It's Midwest friendly.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 41 minutes ago
I love the people and the different foods, music and crafts. There is something for everyone.We live a distance away but try to get to Des Moines at least tiwce to the Market
  • Erin Bergquist
  • 123 days, 44 minutes ago
Love the fresh produce - it's more nutritious and tastes better. Love to support the local economy and farmers/artisons.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 44 minutes ago
Wide variety of items to choose from. The crowds, foods to try and produce to buy.
  • Nick Groves
  • 123 days, 46 minutes ago
  • Jackie Ebling
  • 123 days, 47 minutes ago
Great food! lots of fun ! friendly vendors! Good music! Clean !!! Great varieties of everything!
  • michael dixon
  • 123 days, 48 minutes ago
Its HUGE with great vendors and goods.
  • SUSAN NEIFERT
  • 123 days, 50 minutes ago
fresh produce, friendly venders, good food, crafts,and fun music
  • dawn hinnenkamp
  • 123 days, 51 minutes ago
it's the best! freindly home town people. you can find it all.
  • Ray Davis
  • 123 days, 52 minutes ago
they have greens for my Bunnies
  • jenn clark
  • 123 days, 53 minutes ago
because i really enjoy the variety they supply us
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 55 minutes ago
It is such a fun place to spend your Saturday morning. Great products, entertainment etc.
  • Sarah Hankel
  • 123 days, 57 minutes ago
  • viivi shirley
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Wonderful produce! Wonderful people! Great atmosphere!
  • Linda Casas
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Everything is so fresh and home made! And I love the diverse food vendor selections--like Pupusas from El Salvador.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Good food, music, my daughter sits still in her stroller because of all the people and dogs to watch and I can give her a little sample of fruit or veggies throughout the morning.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Has a great variety of locally grown food.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
They have everything and the vendors have wonderful items for sell that are seasonal and things that are good year round.
  • JC Kennedy
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
The bike trail is close by!
  • Jennifer Stuber
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
I love fresh food
  • Kelly Alliss
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
The variety of vendors - fantastic food and although crowded pleasant and enjoyable people making their way around.
  • Aubrey Martinez
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Tons of great vendors and even more great food!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
  • Kate Houston
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
Breakfast burritos!
  • Jackie Romp
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
  • Michelle Steffen
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
  • Monica Fasse
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
  • Vicki Baker
  • 123 days, 1 hour ago
It is a great Social event for our community, plus having all the great fresh food during the season is wonderful.
  • JoAnn Karsten
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
  • Collin Voyles
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
It is an amazing place where you never know who you'll meet and it has INCREDIBLE food and produce.
  • Roni Austin
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
I've been to others and none compare to the Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market. Lots more than just porduce.
  • Nancy Smith
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
It is all home grown or made by Iowans, dog friendly, and a beautiful place to spend a Saturday morning.
  • SADYE FRISTO
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
WHATEVER YOU NEED YOU WILL FIND IT THERE.
  • Joe Searight
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is one of the most important summer functions available. People can purchase quality produce directly from the farm. They also are able to find many other things not usually available elsewhere. It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning. To lose this market would be a travesty! Joe Searight
  • Sara Newton
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
  • Joey McIlhon
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
It is more of social event for us with shopping a bonus. Great variety of produce, etc.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
It is a very fun place to go and has a wide variety of local products available.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
They have everything. Fresh Iowa produce in season. Plus awesome breakfast burritos and great Chinese egg rolls and crab ragoon. Plus fresh bakery products. Love the Almond bread.
  • Cathy Koch
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
Awesome collection of fresh veggies, fruits, crafts, etc. Wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • John Vandehaar
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
First of all it's fun. I like the fresh produce and the vendors are very informative. Ready made food is not bad either.
  • Jennifer Brady
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
  • Gail Goulding
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
We go almost every week because the produce is varied and always fresh and good tasting. We enjoy the variety of produce available, the people, the dogs and the market in general. It is wellrun and always clean.
  • Dean Miller
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
Because it is the best
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 2 hours ago
I love the smiles! Everywhere I went people were smiling. Lots of things to see and do with vendors, music, jugglers, kids activities and a variety of home made goodies.
  • April Freed
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
Great market. I love that they shut down some of the downtown streets. This makes lots of extra space so that you aren't crammed into a small space.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
It has a great variety of vendors and lots of organic produce. We also like the music each week!
  • Amy Wenell
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
It's the best I've been to. Tons of vendors. So many different products. Downtown's main street is shut down every Saturday morning. It's the place to be!!
  • Louise Twyman
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
This market gets better every year!
  • Bud Doane
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
As a vendor at this market, it is simply the best.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
It has everything you could want. I have taken guests from Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Colorado to the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market and they say it is the best market to which they have ever gone.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
The great produce and friendly people!
  • Janis Neville
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
It has a wonderful atmosphere and there is an incredible variety of foods for sale. I love to go.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
Great for Des Moines tourism, local business and overall economy. Fun thing to do with kids and pets and friends
  • suzanne chappas
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
it supports our local farmers and crafters and you get to see all kinds of things and eat while you are doing it
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
  • Liane Austin
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
very nice vendors, reasonable prices, great location
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
Great people, great produce. Lots for kids to do.
  • Erika Van Helten
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
  • betty westercamp
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
I don't go often because of distance, butit is a wonderful market with a varied array of things to sell. More benches would be a big plus, I am a senior. Thanks for a great market.
  • Ryan Meyer
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
It was the first farmers market in Des Moines. It quadrupled in size in the past few years and sprung up local farmers markets throughout the suburbs. Downtown Farmers Market is truly changing the way central Iowans eat.
  • Carolyn Davis
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
Because the atmosphere is one of relaxation. The flowers, fruits, veggies and everything else is just beautiful to look at and enjoy. A wide variety of food and gift items to choose from!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
fresh food, great atmosphere, gets communities together
  • Terri Simmons
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is a great place to meet people and socialize. However, best of all is the opportunity to buy fresh produce which tastes way better than the supermarket!! There is a selection at the Downtown Farmers Market that cannot be matched by any local grocery store. My dog LOVES going to the market and it gives us the chance to not only learn about produce, but to educate people about adopting dogs.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
fun to go- great food
  • Karen Heuer
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
The vendors provide high quality food and merchandise and has become a vital part of our downtown events. It's great for networking and social connections.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
  • Ramona Briseno
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Great Variety of food and crafts, nice people
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
We go every weekend to get the freshest produce.
  • LeAnn Phillips
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
It has the best selection of produce and non-food items. There is really a feeling of community spirit set in an urban atmosphere. Really uplifting. You just have to experience it! What an asset to our city.
  • Claranne Petersen
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Goat cheese is my favorite, and fresh produce, plants, and interesting meats and other cheeses.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Great crowds, great values, great experience
  • Elizabeth Owens
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
The fresh, local produce venders. I love buying fresh, local vegetables and wowing friends and family with great meals from my purchases.
  • Russ Moorehead
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Love to graze through the food vendors... listen to the street music... browse the various stands and simply people (and dog) watch.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Everybody is happy!
  • barbara hans
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
I love the young farmers/vendors and the fresh produce and breads and the Asian women's flowers especially the tube roses.
  • Candace VanderPloeg
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Local, Fresh, Fun and Delicious
  • Melissa Garcia
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
I love it!!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
It is filled with wonderful local fresh foods, crafts, and great music!
  • Erna Morain
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
Because it offers an excellent variety of awesome and healthy foods that are hard to find in the local stores, at reasonable prices. It also brings the people of the greater Des Moines area together on Saturday mornings.
  • Sue Wilhite
  • 123 days, 4 hours ago
It's an awesome way to get fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, prepared food and more. It is a huge asset to downtown Des Moines.
  • Joan Frerichs
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
I love to be out on a cool early morning having breakfast first and then shopping for produce and looking at the craft items.
  • barb benoit
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
good produce and bake foods
  • elizabeth duncan
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
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  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
I like the fresh produce, flowers, and the food vendors. I like to support local farms and families.
  • Joanne Sellers
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
I support the Downtown Farmers Market because I know several of the vendors and really enjoy taking my grandchildren there. I also like the fresh produce and so many to choose from
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
Great atmosphere and see lots of people I know...wish it could run longer in the day and maybe on Sunday, too.
  • Mark Schaudt
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
Great local support. Best food and veggies anywhere. Fun atmosphere.
  • Mary Shineflew
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables! Lots of vendors and very well organized!! Plus other activities that keep you busy downtown
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
Great place to gather as a community and to support local food growers. Fresh produce, delightful musical talent, delicious food and colorful flowers -- a perfect Saturday morning!
  • Lawrence Clark
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
I like the variety of baked goods and garden produce within a reasonably short walk.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 5 hours ago
  • Mary Mahoney
  • 123 days, 14 hours ago
I love the fresh produce, the fresh food, meeting people that I don't see very often but love to meet, and I actually like the dogs. I don't have a dog, and am not that much of a dog lover, but it is so much fun to see the different breeds
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 14 hours ago
It rocks! We are featuring it as one of the TOP things to do before our wedding. Everyone is psyched!
  • Derek King
  • 123 days, 14 hours ago
Everyone knows Iowa has the best produce and it's all guaranteed to be local! It's also a great place to bring the family for a great experience and to get new recipes.
  • Liz Swanson
  • 123 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 15 hours ago
They have a great variety of produce, food, and fun stuff to buy!
  • Andrea Spalding
  • 123 days, 15 hours ago
I love the fresh produce, the local food & craft vendors, and the entertainment for the whole family
  • Danielle Roberge
  • 123 days, 17 hours ago
It is a great place to get fresh vegetables, flowers and hear great music on Saturday morning.
  • Paulette Wood
  • 123 days, 18 hours ago
Wide variety of ethnic foods, fresh produce, artistic clothing, and wonderful bakery. Fine street musicians and flower vendors provide festive climate. All kinds of free tastes available from homemade peanut butter to local wines.
  • Marsha Cussen
  • 123 days, 19 hours ago
It is very well run - provides a variety of activities and items for sale and for fun! It keeps growing and growing - a great place to be - for the entire family - on a Saturday morning!
  • Darcy Lidster Hankenson
  • 123 days, 19 hours ago
Great place for friends and family.
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 20 hours ago
Dodging strollers, petting dogs, breakfast burritos, wine tasting, tasty produce, what's not to love?
  • Rachel Haase
  • 123 days, 20 hours ago
  • Sara Humphries
  • 123 days, 20 hours ago
Fresh produce, live music, the river, wine & food stalls, fresh breads & desserts, people mingling & sharing w/ their neighbors - not to mention a cup of coffee from Java Joes - what's not to like?
  • Stephanie Hankenson
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's market is an excellent venue to have an easy going and relaxing time bv yourself or with loved ones. The variety of products and venues is enough to capture any audience. The fresh produce is always delightful!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
Going to the Farmers Market is always a good time, lots to see and eat!
  • Anonymous
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
  • Teresa Danos
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
I love to see all the people connecting with the downtown area that would not other wize come here. We have a large variety of produce and great vendors from around the metro area. The convenience of one stop shopping is a time saver for all of us who spend our days and evening working and running other errands.
  • Kathi Sircy
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
Fresh veggies and good music! "Door # 3" plays the best music in town!
  • JoAnn Wallace
  • 123 days, 21 hours ago
I love the variety and fun atmosphere. Great vendors and great local products and produce!
  • Faye johnson
  • 123 days, 22 hours ago
I love the energy of the event, the varity of vnedors and quality of the products you can purchase. It is a great offering for the citizens of Cental Iowa who can readily participate.
  • Stephanie Conaway
  • 123 days, 22 hours ago
I't a Saturday morning extravaganza! Hello IOWA!
  • Saucisson MAC
  • 123 days, 22 hours ago
I'm coming from Chicago for my pupusa fix!
  • Mary Ann Mc Coy
  • 124 days, 1 hour ago
I support the Dowtown Farmers Market because I can purchase wonderfully frest produce, meet the actual grower, see new products, eat great food and meet many friends spontaneously!!
  • Andrea Cooley
  • 124 days, 1 hour ago
Best way to spend a Saturday morning in Des Moines
  • Rosemary Fee
  • 124 days, 1 hour ago
Great event that brings so many people to Des Moines. It's fun to see the variety of people and dogs that come to market.
  • Donna MacNeir
  • 124 days, 3 hours ago
great fresh local food!
  • Vickie Ashwill
  • 124 days, 3 hours ago
I love FRESH. This market is both COOL and FRESH. It's the place to go on Saturdays.
  • Paula Barnes
  • 124 days, 4 hours ago
  • Kim Novotny
  • 124 days, 5 hours ago
Our business, Light the Earth, is an occasional vendor at the DT Farmers Market. We have a retail shop in Des Moines historic shopping district, Valley Junction and we have found that the farmers market has given us quite a bit of visibility and has brought us new customers! Thank you DT Farmers Market! www.lighttheearth.com - John & Kim Novonty
  • Fred Scott
  • 124 days, 6 hours ago
For everything LOCALLY GROWN!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 7 hours ago
love the variety of food, produce and atmosphere. a great way to spend saturday morning.
  • andrea lopez
  • 124 days, 12 hours ago
culture and community
  • Beth Zubrod
  • 124 days, 15 hours ago
I love supporting local vendors.
  • Danielle Malaise
  • 124 days, 15 hours ago
Best place to get breakfast on Saturday morning.
  • bailey hufford
  • 124 days, 16 hours ago
Love the variety, the ORGANIC food and the people watching!!!!!
  • Jane Walter
  • 124 days, 17 hours ago
I love to support the Downtown Farmers Market because of the local produce and goods that are grown here in our home state and are sold by the wonderful people of Iowa. Buy local and support our friends and neighbors is supporting our state and improves the state for all of us. The selection of produce and the variety of goods sold is huge and you can make it a wonderful family outing exploring all the wonderful booths. It is clean and everyone if so friendly. It's a great place to visit.
  • Lori Berhow
  • 124 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 18 hours ago
It is a cultural hodge podge!
  • Ann Helwig
  • 124 days, 18 hours ago
Great variety and ambience! A truly fun way to spend a morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 19 hours ago
There is so much variety!
  • Barbara Welch
  • 124 days, 19 hours ago
i love the atmosphere with the flowers, large variety of things to buy, and the music. of course, the food is fantastic!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 19 hours ago
  • Anne Wagner
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
I love the variety of products available and it is just plain FUN!
  • Rae Ann Canfield
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
I love the entertainment, food and flowers.
  • Tiffany Cooper
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
I love the music, the flowers, and the fresh veggies! I always have fun when I go to the Des Moines Farmers Market!
  • Dal Grooms
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
Delicious fresh food. Garden plants galore. Home-grown musicians. And friendly vendors at every booth. This is what a market should be about!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
I love to go downtown to the farmers market to shop for fresh vegetables, crafts, and eat new food.
  • Debbie Baier
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
Locally grown foods, fun atmosphere, and great people. Perfect!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
I like the atmosphere, the variety of stands, the opportunity to run into friends or co-workers while browsing.
  • Jennifer Donovan
  • 124 days, 20 hours ago
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  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
I've been to a lot of farmer's markets, and the Downtown Des Moines market is the best I've ever seen!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
It's wonderful! If I'm in town, I'm there. It is a great way to celebrate the seasons in Iowa.
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
It's the BEST activity to do in DSM the whole year! Support the local market, have a breakfast burrito, enjoy the sights, sounds and smells. I LOVE it!
  • Joanna Gilmore
  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
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  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
  • Michael Hickman
  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
Great produce locally grown. The area is always clean, and the people are so friendly and helpful.
  • Kathy Larson
  • 124 days, 21 hours ago
Biggest and best in Iowa!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
The Farmer's Market is a perfect Saturday morning get-away! I drive 1 1/4 hours to get there, and attend a minimum of once a month. I buy fresh produce and breakfast, enjoy the live music and might even stop for a Bloody Mary. I am an avid gardener, and the preennials I purchase there always survive, unlike some I've bought in retail stores! I LOVE IT!
  • Annie Harbour
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
Buy local, buy local, buy local!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
The have the freshest produce and widest variety of anyone, anywhere.
  • Rebekah Swasand
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
  • Heather Cain
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
It's the best food on a Saturday morning, biggest farmer market I've ever been to!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
Great place to see friends and family. I support our local farmers.
  • Brooke Connor
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
Best one I have ever attended!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
It's a great place to get fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, etc!
  • jamie champion
  • 124 days, 22 hours ago
We love it. Such a great place to hang out with the family!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
I love that we are helping to support our local growers and artist.
  • sydney bardole
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
it's huge, with lots and lots of produce. I only support local farmers, so thats where I get all my produce for the week.
  • Mary Moore
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
great vendors and a wonderful way to support our community.
  • Emma Diver
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
It's a great place to find local food, as well as a good time in the downtown area.
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
  • Tina Hinz
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
The reasons I wake up early on Saturdays: Delicious Farm Boys burritos! Juicy peaches! Yummy crab rangoons! Warm kettle corn! And friendly people!
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
It is a unique opportunity and Iowa grown products! Love the people and love the support of this market.
  • WD McCabe
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
It has helped me fall in love with the great city, Des Moines. I have enthusiatically said this market is as good as any Art show.
  • Kelly Kramer
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
Local!!!! Location, Plenty to do and see!
  • Maranda Gibson
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
  • Leslie Frantum
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
It's nice to give local farmers a place to sell thier goods!
  • Michael Schumacher
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
It's the best thing to do bright and early with antsy kids in the house.
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
Love the fresh food and fun atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
its awesome, friendly and delicious!!!!!!!!!!
  • Deanne Gummert
  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
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  • 124 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 14 seconds ago
It's a great place to buy the tasty food grown and produced in Iowa.
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 20 seconds ago
  • Elizabeth Marshall
  • 125 days, 57 seconds ago
It get bigger and bigger every year! Can always find wonderful Iowa made products. A must see!
  • J Scott
  • 125 days, 1 minute ago
I LOVE THE FARMERS MARKET IN DES MOINES... THEY hav a bigger selection of EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE than ANY OTHER market I've EVER been too!!!
  • L Marie
  • 125 days, 4 minutes ago
A great variety of everything! So many good things.
  • Laura Gibson
  • 125 days, 4 minutes ago
It is an awesome farmer's market. It continues to grow each year and I am so proud of it! I enjoy all of the vendors and the entertainers who participate.
  • Tiffany Niemann
  • 125 days, 7 minutes ago
  • L wilson
  • 125 days, 8 minutes ago
It has something for everyone and celebrates the wonderful food of our region.
  • Lori Bayne
  • 125 days, 10 minutes ago
I drive to DM from Omaha, just to go to the DM Farmers Market. It is the best!
  • Tome Hope
  • 125 days, 15 minutes ago
So much variety, great location, great people.
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 19 minutes ago
Great produce, great music, great food. Everyone is so friendly and it is always so lively and busy!
  • Kristin Lohmeier
  • 125 days, 21 minutes ago
Great variety of produce, flowers, food!
  • Kelly Everling
  • 125 days, 22 minutes ago
Amazing vendors and amazing food!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 26 minutes ago
Everyone is so friendly and there is a large variety of products available.
  • Justine Bailey
  • 125 days, 27 minutes ago
Our downtown area is awesome anyway, and how better to improve it, than by adding fresh produce, flowers and the most amazing food vendors anywhere?
  • Alison Dickey
  • 125 days, 30 minutes ago
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  • 125 days, 35 minutes ago
  • Keri Davis
  • 125 days, 36 minutes ago
I LOVE the DSM Farmers Market... Easy to get to, great variety. Always something new to try...
  • Lori Dalluge
  • 125 days, 38 minutes ago
It has some of the best vendors and well organized, it's amazing and nothing like it ever!!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 39 minutes ago
Fresh, fun, wonderful, delicious!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 42 minutes ago
I grew up visiting this market at it grew as well. I now live in Kansas City and still make the trip several times during the summer. There's is nothing close to a true Farmer's Market here.
  • Julie Stundins
  • 125 days, 42 minutes ago
I love the local farmers and the fresh baked breads!
  • connie farley
  • 125 days, 43 minutes ago
My sisters come from Kansas City for the Downtown Farmers Market. There is no other like it.
  • Sarah Gillaspie
  • 125 days, 43 minutes ago
Wonderful vendors, great fun location, easy to park, and always a easy going entertaining environment.
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 44 minutes ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is so much fun! There is a little bit of everything there every week: produce, food, crafts, and performers. It is a great time! Best of all I get to support local people and businesses! :)
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 46 minutes ago
Because I love the atomsphere and the food,people, fresh air, and dogs!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 48 minutes ago
it is awesome
  • Cynthia Mosell
  • 125 days, 49 minutes ago
I love the food vendors, the samples and the atmosphere! It is a great free event in Down Town Des Moines!!
  • Mandy Trusty
  • 125 days, 52 minutes ago
It is my favorite place to go on Saturday morning. There is no better place to find local produce and great community.
  • Jena Walls
  • 125 days, 54 minutes ago
I love all of the fresh home grown items, nothing tastes better! I also love the environment and all of the people you see. It's a great family event!
  • Stacey Miller
  • 125 days, 54 minutes ago
It is the best farmer's market ever!! I love supporting our local growers!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 55 minutes ago
It's the best!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 55 minutes ago
Like the variety.
  • Amber Diehm Heuer
  • 125 days, 56 minutes ago
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 56 minutes ago
A wonderful variety of local foods and other fare. Pet friendly, the NICEST people, what's not to love?
  • margaret marcucci
  • 125 days, 56 minutes ago
wonderful produce, local artists
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 57 minutes ago
Awesome vendors, great variety, and I can take my dogs...perfect way to start every weekend!
  • tiffany vogel
  • 125 days, 57 minutes ago
Local, fresh and organic!!!
  • Sarah Skidmore
  • 125 days, 57 minutes ago
great thing to get up and do on a saturday morning. go des moines!
  • Linda Breen
  • 125 days, 1 hour ago
I simply think it's great. Everything looks and smells wonderful. Great atmosphere.
  • David White
  • 125 days, 2 hours ago
I am a vendor
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 3 hours ago
Great way to start off a Saturday-get up early, be there when they ring the bell, shop, eat, pet the dogs, meet up with friends, get your goodies, try new things and get home before the crowd gets there and/or it gets hot! Love the papusas!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 3 hours ago
A great Saturday morning excursion - fresh produce, great food with lots of ethnicity, variety of music and entertainment, fantastic atmosphere.
  • Anthony Sinclair
  • 125 days, 4 hours ago
Why wouldn't anyone want to? It's good for the city, the state, and the vendors. You know where your food and goods are coming from. It's made in the USA not in China!
  • gwyneth beagley
  • 125 days, 4 hours ago
It is a wonderful experience. The booths are great, the food is great, the friendly atmosphere is great. We especially like the Indian food!
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 5 hours ago
Fresh local produce!
  • Sandy Johnson
  • 125 days, 6 hours ago
It's a great attraction for our city and it offers many possibilities.
  • Han Wu
  • 125 days, 14 hours ago
The variety of vendors...you can find just about anything there.
  • Phyllis Sunins
  • 125 days, 14 hours ago
My friend & I have start at 7 AM with a delicious pecan roll & then we make our rounds. We have made connections with several long-time vendors & enjoy talking even if we don't buy that particular day. Always seems like ther is something new to see.
  • Byron Huff
  • 125 days, 17 hours ago
Enjoy the variety of produce and food vendors; never miss one rain or shine!
  • Karen Chandler
  • 125 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 125 days, 18 hours ago
its rad
  • Laurie D
  • 125 days, 20 hours ago
The best way to spend a Saturday morning. I try to support my local businesses as much as I can.
  • David Peck
  • 125 days, 20 hours ago
I come to Des Moines often and often plan my trip around visiting the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday morning. I thoroughly enjoy the great entrepreneurial spirit of the market, and the diversity and quality of offerings.
  • Allison Fegley
  • 125 days, 20 hours ago
It's my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning!
  • Deb Murphy
  • 125 days, 21 hours ago
It is full of great local produce and goods!
  • Kate Stone
  • 125 days, 21 hours ago
  • J. Taylor
  • 125 days, 21 hours ago
Great food, fun amd Family time!!!
  • Janella Iutzeler
  • 125 days, 21 hours ago
  • Jessica Bottenfield-Biehn
  • 125 days, 22 hours ago
Because all of all the local farmers that I know personally there!
  • Jamie Lynch
  • 125 days, 23 hours ago
Primarly I visit for the fresh (and locally grown) produce. I also enjoy the great food that's available as well as the atmosphere.
  • Emma Peterson
  • 126 days, 4 minutes ago
  • Brian Smith
  • 126 days, 5 minutes ago
When I visited the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines, it was the highlight of my visit. This by far is the best Farmers Market I have ever been to, from food, plant and art, this market offered everything. I wish the town that I lived in had a market 1/2 as good.
  • Curt Kaskey
  • 126 days, 35 minutes ago
We were in town for the Iowa State Fair last month from CO. We walked down to the farmers market from our hotel. We were absolutely amazed by your market!! We have a lot of farmers markets out here, but this one by far surpassed any that I have seen. We walked away with many things and very pleased....Thanks Downtown Farmers Market!!!
  • Nancy Flavell
  • 126 days, 46 minutes ago
The entertainment & the ethnic diversity of the vendors.
  • Jennifer Kellenberger
  • 126 days, 1 hour ago
Love the atmosphere! Good thing for the community.
  • zach heitzman
  • 126 days, 1 hour ago
  • Ann Coe
  • 126 days, 1 hour ago
Great produce and friendly vendors!
  • Sarah Bailey
  • 126 days, 2 hours ago
  • Patricia Miller
  • 126 days, 2 hours ago
I love the variety of items (clothing, candles, soap, flowers, baked goods), besides wonderful, home grown fruits and vegetables. I go every Saturday a.m. when I'm in town. The two winter markets are great as well!
  • Vicky Bauman
  • 126 days, 2 hours ago
Has a lot of variety and great food to eat while you are there.
  • gerry bauman
  • 126 days, 2 hours ago
It is an event, flowers, food, and music, etc.
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 2 hours ago
Simply stated - it is the best!
  • david goings
  • 126 days, 3 hours ago
friendly people
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 6 hours ago
The DTFM has so much to offer! Local produce, fresh flowers, fantastic breads and wonderful music to start the weekend.
  • John Shaw
  • 126 days, 6 hours ago
I Love the variety of merchandise that DTFM has to offer. The enviroment is awesome, and the choices of fresh produce is the best - bar none!!!!!
  • Michelle Clark
  • 126 days, 14 hours ago
My sister go every Saturday, we call it our weekly vacation! Sometimes a lot or a few of our friends meet us and sometimes it's just but it is always a wonderful time.
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 14 hours ago
It's an outstanding way to start a weekend! Great variety and wonderful vendors. I start with a farm Boys Breakfast burrito and graze through the morning
  • Sara Albright
  • 126 days, 15 hours ago
Fresh, local produce. Local musicians. Local talent. Friendly, interesting vendors. A great weekly tradition with Mom.
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 15 hours ago
I like to support local farmers...the produce is great and the people who sell it even greater.
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 16 hours ago
  • Bob Zinn
  • 126 days, 16 hours ago
It is a great places to your friends plus it has great produce.
  • Jennifer Yates
  • 126 days, 16 hours ago
What a wonderful cultural experience! Music, Food, Merchandise, Happy People. What more could you ask for?
  • Anonymous
  • 126 days, 17 hours ago
The best market. Great music, veggies, and sweets!!!!! I never miss a weekend!!!!!
  • Kay Kreider
  • 126 days, 18 hours ago
I enjoy purchasing fresh, local produce, that's it, plain and simple.
  • Marck Nystrom
  • 126 days, 22 hours ago
It's a great place to buy and sell.
  • Anonymous
  • 127 days, 9 seconds ago
  • Wendy Jones
  • 127 days, 1 hour ago
Absolutely the best. Huge. Lots of variety. Excellent quality. Awesome food vendors. Great coffee. Best way to start a weekend.
  • Louise Mcilhon
  • 127 days, 2 hours ago
It is wonderful eclectic mix or products, produce, art, and music! Love to see all the dogs!
  • Brenda Smith
  • 127 days, 3 hours ago
It is a wonderful atmosphere on a Sat morning
  • Julie Pollard
  • 127 days, 3 hours ago
great experience for my family, love all the beautiful produce, flowers, art and of course the dogs!!!
  • Ruth Canny
  • 127 days, 4 hours ago
Fresh food, yummy breakfasts, but especially the nice people
  • Anonymous
  • 127 days, 4 hours ago
Good,fun loving people.
  • Anonymous
  • 127 days, 15 hours ago
  • kevin Parker
  • 127 days, 16 hours ago
great prople and produce
  • Anonymous
  • 127 days, 16 hours ago
  • Janet Beagley
  • 127 days, 19 hours ago
Indian delights, and other great vendors!
  • Steve McKee
  • 127 days, 22 hours ago
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, We highly recommend it!
  • Anonymous
  • 127 days, 23 hours ago
The Des Moines Farmers Market is the best one I have been to-- I enjoy the wide variety of vendors, excellent food, and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 17 minutes ago
They have such a variety of vendors and the atmosphere is so welcoming!
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 51 minutes ago
I love the variety of vendors, the atmosphere, the music. It's a great way to connect to downtown.
  • Darla Ueding
  • 128 days, 2 hours ago
I love the Des Moines Farmers Market because of the variety of produce offered and the friendliness of all the vendors.Greatplace ot take out of town visitors.
  • jennifer wolver
  • 128 days, 3 hours ago
There is something for the whole family; food, shopping, activities, Des Moines couldn't ask for any better!!
  • Karen Diltz
  • 128 days, 3 hours ago
Great friendly vendors
  • harry walter
  • 128 days, 7 hours ago
Well Managed and has a large variety of items I like
  • Carey Dale
  • 128 days, 13 hours ago
It has grown over the years to be a great, weekly event for me. I love to check out all of the vendors and visit my favorite ones for their great food. Always a must when I have friends or family in town.
  • Rosemary Killmer-Thornley
  • 128 days, 15 hours ago
There is a large selection of produce and plants to chose from. The venders of plants willingly share how to care for the plant. I have also learned how to take care of my garden from visiting with vendors who are selling plants even when I don't buy anything. This farmer's market has good food to eat and entertainment to enjoy. Many vendors provide samples which helps me try new food. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • Paige Green
  • 128 days, 18 hours ago
I have traveled all of the country and lived in several regions as well. Des Moines has the very best farmers market for several reasons. Host of vendors are outstanding, variety, friendly staff and volunteers.Location and set-up along with a strong commitment is professional. I enjoy bringing out of town guest and showing off the city and the local products that are offered. Great job!!!
  • Chris Hadaway
  • 128 days, 20 hours ago
I love it! The produce is great....the music is entertaining and vendors all have a heart of gold!
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 20 hours ago
Visiting the market is a great way to start the weekend - I really miss it in the winter! Love to buy locally grown food and baked goods. Excellent selection and atmosphere. The market helps to show the diversity in Des Moines,
  • carolyn tschetter
  • 128 days, 21 hours ago
I love the customers. They are the greatest. I love to shop at the market also.
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 21 hours ago
I grew up here loving the downtown Farmer's Market. I've moved around and seen others, including ones in larger cities, and I can tell you this one is the best! Well organized, fun atmosphere, all in all a great time!
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 22 hours ago
No place does it better than DSM!
  • Anonymous
  • 128 days, 23 hours ago
It's a fantastic place to get your fresh veggies and fruit plus see friends.
  • Mandy Manning
  • 128 days, 23 hours ago
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Trains and other entertainment for kiddos and good produce for parents.
  • Dawn Goodale
  • 129 days, 6 minutes ago
We love supporting local farmers. The atmosphere is great and the food is fabulous! It's a great way to start the weekend.
  • kim roush
  • 129 days, 27 minutes ago
I love the variety and the energy of the market.
  • Karen Schoenenberger
  • 129 days, 37 minutes ago
It is the fresh produce. Meeting friends, getting to know the vendors personally, people, dog, and baby watching. Easy access and just shear fun.
  • william Schoenenberger
  • 129 days, 43 minutes ago
The fresh local food, the eclectic choice, some items from other states (MO. peaches are the best) so not everything has to be local, the vendors - we have favorites we visit.
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
Great atmosphere, entertainment, and of course great food!!
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
The great area produce, the wonderful atmosphere, friendly vendors, just like coming home.
  • meghan whalen
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
It's great and I go every week.
  • Stacy Wu
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
I love the friendly people, local produce, and food.
  • Shirley Burke
  • 129 days, 1 hour ago
I love everything about the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market! Friendly vendors, fresh produces, beautiful flowers, etc... It's a place for everyone to come and enjoy.
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 2 hours ago
Everyone is so nice, the prices are wonderful and so is the food!
  • Shelly Brotherton
  • 129 days, 2 hours ago
What isn't there to love about it!!!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 3 hours ago
  • JT Cattle
  • 129 days, 3 hours ago
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market is the perfect place to get a taste of every nook and cranny in the area. There is so much energy and so many people that it really is an event that everyone should experience.
  • Tom Good
  • 129 days, 3 hours ago
Choices
  • steve sowell
  • 129 days, 3 hours ago
I love getting up a little early on saturdays, getting some cofee and walking through the market seeing all the wonderful creations. The food is wonderful, there's usually some sort of live music, friendly people, and let me tell you, the produce is probably the number one reason we visit! It's so refreshing and a great way to start the weekend.
  • Janel McFarland
  • 129 days, 4 hours ago
Great produce/baked goods, wonderful service and I love the atmosphere!
  • kristen gibson
  • 129 days, 5 hours ago
th sounds texture taste smells
  • Andrea Brobst
  • 129 days, 6 hours ago
It is SOOOOOO great!! So many great great stands with such wonderful produce. All home grown in Iowa. Great way to support local farmers. It feels like home.
  • Ken Reisman
  • 129 days, 10 hours ago
It is a great Saturday morning shop!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 13 hours ago
Wonderful veggies,great atmosphere,fun people!
  • Lisa Meerdink
  • 129 days, 13 hours ago
Fresh produce, good people, great atmosphere and breakfast burritos. What's not to love?
  • Jack Konz
  • 129 days, 15 hours ago
Because it promotes products made in Iowa.
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 16 hours ago
  • Susan Miller
  • 129 days, 16 hours ago
It's more than a market it is a Festival, every week. Entertainment, great food, great people and the produce is a plus!
  • Jill Bandstra
  • 129 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 21 hours ago
Large number of marketers, very close to where I live, plenty of free and available parking, held on Saturdays.
  • Anonymous
  • 129 days, 23 hours ago
I love fresh produce that doesn't come from the grocery store; I can meet the people who actually grow the vegetables or raise the animals; It gets me out and about on a Saturday morning. There's no better way to start the day.
  • Leora Laughery
  • 130 days, 20 minutes ago
it's awesome. It helps me maintain my five acre acreage and keeps me out of mischief. Thank you.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 45 minutes ago
It's a great way to support the local economy, spend some quality time with friends and family, and have a great time all on one Saturday morning.
  • Denise Senn
  • 130 days, 54 minutes ago
Our Market has something for everyone!!! Its fabulous!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 56 minutes ago
  • wendy thornley
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
Very large and has a wide variety of items. you could spend the whole day there eating your way through the vendors and getting great quality produce. Great place to learn something new or find new places to check out. like gardens and farms. great entertainment. friendly people and just a really good time while eating local and healthy.
  • Nhyx Webb
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
Amazing variety, great vendors/farmers/artisans and community spirit galore!
  • mimi senn
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
I LOVE this market...the diversity of products is unbelievable!
  • Jessica Trinidad
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
I love the food and is a great place to bring your familiy and dog!!! I wish it was open all year....
  • Herb Squire
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
  • ROBERT LYNCH
  • 130 days, 1 hour ago
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO LOOK AND BUY LOCAL IN IOWA. YOU CAN FIND LOTS OF DIFFERENT ITEMS.
  • Linda Baranosky
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
I am a vendor and the market gets fantastic crowds - such a great variety of produce and everything else.
  • Perry Wehrle
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
Selection, Location, Vendors!
  • Lico Villagran
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
I love the variety of produce available and the fact that it changes with the seasons! I also love the fact that there is more than just produce, there are food, clothing, jewelry and many other vendors to keep you excited throughout the day. I have been to other Farmer's Market, and downtown Des Moines has one of the best.
  • Krista Womble
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
I enjoy getting out and buying fresh foods and trying differnt vendors.
  • Jana McClelland
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
The food is awesome! I love buying fresh produce and utilizing it in my kitchen.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 2 hours ago
It's a great way to support local businesses. Plus I love being able to sample the fresh produce before I purchase it.
  • Amy Cowan
  • 130 days, 3 hours ago
The produce is excellent and the food vendors are some of the best I've ever seen!
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 4 hours ago
The best locally grown produce and goods mixed with activities and local food vendors with a whole neighborhood involvment
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 4 hours ago
Lots of unique items, great food and live entertainment. Extremely well run and family friendly
  • mike pettit
  • 130 days, 4 hours ago
it is well manage lots of vendors who are happy to help you and if they dont have what you are looking for they will point out a nother vendor who might have what you are looking for great for downtown DSM
  • William Eggers
  • 130 days, 4 hours ago
Best market around
  • Susan Schmidt
  • 130 days, 5 hours ago
Its wonderful! There is something for everyone from food to awesome things to buy!! The best produce in the country!
  • Steven Swanson
  • 130 days, 5 hours ago
  • Connie Braga
  • 130 days, 5 hours ago
great food and produce. friendly people, it's great for downtown DSM and surrounding area.
  • Janny Peterson
  • 130 days, 5 hours ago
A feast for the eyes and tummy with fun for humans and dogs alike! It doesn't get any better than this!
  • Janice Stocker
  • 130 days, 5 hours ago
Because of all the get items you can find there.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 6 hours ago
It has everything you can want in the vegetable & fruit line & all so very fresh. Also there are a wide variety of crafts, flowers, music entertainment and just a great social event also. Best time of the week to spend out doors.
  • STEVE PETHOUD
  • 130 days, 6 hours ago
The community supports it well. The market is very organized.
  • David Hinegardner
  • 130 days, 7 hours ago
I have been a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market and I also go to other markets. The Downtown market seems to be getting more popular while the other markets that I attend are slipping. I am an occasional vendor and I appreciate that we receive our stall assignment early on line.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 8 hours ago
It has been my "bread and butter" for over 20 years! I love it because it is not only a place to shop...it is also a place where folks socialize.
  • Classie Kinney
  • 130 days, 12 hours ago
The market has such a variety of vendors, produce, jewlry,yard items just so much and good hot snacks to munch on while you shop around.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 14 hours ago
  • Michele Yannuzzi
  • 130 days, 14 hours ago
Great fresh food and great entertainment.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 14 hours ago
It's wonderful! So much diversity. Vegetables, flowers, artwork, crafts, baked goods, food of all kinds and nationalities, music! What more could you ask for?!
  • Laurie Fisher
  • 130 days, 14 hours ago
my kids love to pet the dogs.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
The culture and wonderful food! Can't beat it!
  • wendy rains
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
beautiful city... wonderful people.... great variety of produce and handmade items!
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is the best I've been to. I live in New York and every time I am anywhere near Des Moines, usually once a month, I make a point to stop by this lovely market and stock up on as much of the great market selection as possible - cheese, meat, produce, jams, and whatever else I can fit in my extra luggage bag. I can't wait until my next visit in a few weeks. I hope those who live in Des Moines or anywhere close know what a gem they all have in this market.
  • Cindy Westrum
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
I am one of the vendors of the Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market and I love it!
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
Great varirty of fresh products
  • Marlene Baustian
  • 130 days, 15 hours ago
The atmosphere is fantastic. Friendly people, great food, free entertainment, a large variety of unique products and produce from the best agriculture area in the United States.
  • Charlie Brendeland
  • 130 days, 16 hours ago
I've visited Farmers Markets all over the US, none is better than Des Moines'. We have selection, variety, good quality and it's fun!
  • Jill Gullett
  • 130 days, 16 hours ago
unique variety of vendors and awesome food vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 16 hours ago
We really enjoy getting acquainted with so many new customers each week. There is such a variety of items for sale. It is always interesting to see what you might find at the next market.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 17 hours ago
Wide variety of products. Saturday is best day of week, and good time for markets: 7-noon.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 18 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 19 hours ago
I've been to Farmers Markets from Dallas to Detroit to Denver and none compare to Des Moines. Ethnic ready to eat foods, wine, cheese, meat and wild game, arts and crafts, fine art and great entertainment added to the usual fresh produce draw oohs and ahs from visitors throughout the US.
  • Dayle Sanders
  • 130 days, 19 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market has been a weekly date for my husband and me for over 10 years, it started when that was all we could afford. Now we love it because of the fresh produce, the people and the tradition!
  • Leslie Marrs
  • 130 days, 19 hours ago
great local growers as well as farmers from further away, plus great craft and clothing vendors and tasty food. They always provide local musical entertainment in 2-4 locations. This market is 5 blocks long and 3 blocks wide!
  • Robin Butler
  • 130 days, 19 hours ago
It's good to kmow that you are helping to support the local economy, and families.
  • quinton tschetter
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
It is a wonderful market with great food, entertainment and a huge variety of vendors and activities. It is neat and clean.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
friendly people, great organic farm produce, a great way to start Saturday morning!
  • Dorothy O'Brien
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
Great vendors with great products, especially the wine!
  • Holly Springer
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
Because we have the best market with the best vendors, of course!
  • Lowell Olivier
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
To support locally grown products and farmers.
  • Jennifer Soder
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
it's a wonderful place to make new friends, showcase our products and get a chance to help people learn to eat healthier and support their local producers
  • tom coleman
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
Supporting Downtown Farmers Market Supports Local Farmers.
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
Because I eat much healthier when I shop there. And I have made friends with the vendors!
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 130 days, 20 hours ago
As a vendor, the Des Moines Farmer's Market has helped me to generate new business and add another venue for buying our goods to our current customers who are farmer's market regulars.
  • Maggie Howe
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
because it's got all the best food! YUM!
  • Jamie Ouverson
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
  • S. Job
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
The people are the friendliest, the produce the freshest and the weekly "parade of dogs" is the finest around! :)
  • doug gruver
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
the freindly people,and the best food and produce in the world
  • Lois Reichert
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
The market allows small farmers to make a living doing something they love, and allows customers to get the freshest and best quality food!
  • Lana Lee
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
  • Lori Hunt
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
  • Charles Reeder
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
We love our customers and they love us!! Cinnamon Roasted Nuts made fresh on site adds aroma to the market on Saturday mornings periodically throughout the season!
  • Judy Gergen
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
Such a wonderful variety of products and the quality is outstanding. Everyone seems to be having a wonderful time customers and vendors. I am an occasional vendor and would love to have the Market closer to where I live. It is wonderful!
  • Craig DeDecker
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
I am a vendor and active supporter of this outstanding market!!
  • Miriam Van Heukelem
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
I have lived in three cities and visited many others, and no where else has a farmers market that even begins to compare to the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines! The selection of fresh, delicious, locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables is unparalleled. The vendors are incredibly friendly, and are always willing to offer recipes, preparation techniques, and pairings for their produce.
  • Cheryl Williams
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
Its the best market I have ever been to. Many products there for daily use and for gifts at christmas time.I have been a vendor for 31 years at the DM downtown farmers market
  • Jean Groben
  • 130 days, 21 hours ago
  • Sara Thies
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
Locally grown fresh healthy tasty food!
  • Erin Williams
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
  • Jill Alessio
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
I like the variety of vendors and all the good food.
  • Karen Bender
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
There is such a wide variety!
  • Jim Thompson
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
  • Lu Spaine
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
I have been a vendor for fourteen years and keep coming back because of the great people who come and shop to support local growers and businesses.
  • Kirsten Emmack
  • 130 days, 22 hours ago
  • Luke Bernardy
  • 130 days, 23 hours ago
my sister volunteers there, and i couldn't have had a better experience!!! way better than anything out here in colorado!!
  • barbara lyford
  • 131 days, 1 hour ago
It's a consistent source of wonderful tasting, fresh, locally grown produce, meat and dairy products, honey, handmade crafts, plants. For many of these the market is a one-and-only source, like varietal mushrooms, hard to find perennial plants, oriental greens, specialty hot peppers, herbs, artisan salsas, cheeses, and even cut flowers that are hard find (particularly through our long winter months in Iowa!) The market is a Saturday morning Event from mid-May to mid-October. You not only get to know the vendors, you see many friends there. If you're hungry when you go, there is a huge selection of tasty, already prepared food at every turn: Indian, Latin American, French pastries, homemade breads, coffees. The market is centrally located, handy to get to. Parking is relatively easy. --What's not to support!
  • Kevin Schoonover
  • 131 days, 2 hours ago
It's a great place to meet people and get some of the freshest and most delicous fruits and vegatables around!
  • Judi Brown
  • 131 days, 2 hours ago
What a great event to attend on Saturdays. You have wonderful fresh produce, a wide variety of ethnic eats. Plus all of the artistic vendors from around the area. I have watched the market grow over the years and just love to see it evolve and continue to attract many more people each year. Keep doing what you are doing and support the local vendors !!
  • Terry Stevens
  • 131 days, 3 hours ago
I visit my sister often in Des Moines. When she introduced me to the Des Moines farmers market I was amazed. Clean, friendly, fun and organized with a wonderful selection of produce, etc. A chance for local farmers to interact with "city folk" and vice versa. This is a very "green" initiaive and it brings people into downtown that would not normally be in downtown. It also supports healthy eating and interaction among the city dwellers. The music that is provided adds to the celebratory atmosphere. It is a special happening. I hope it will be celebrated and supported as a very unique and special event in the midwest.
  • Jim Olsen
  • 131 days, 15 hours ago
I enjoy the fresh locally grown vegetables and supporting local business, farmers and gardeners...
  • Julia Simpson
  • 131 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 131 days, 16 hours ago
great supply of locally grown veggies and LOVE the popusas, spinach and cheese!
  • Mary Ann Moore
  • 131 days, 16 hours ago
I shop the Downtown Farmers Market frequently for the variety, freshness, to support local farmers and it's fun!
  • Annette Niebuhr
  • 132 days, 2 hours ago
Wonderful products! Plenty of everything. The different musicians throughout are great. I'm from Iowa City but I love to attend the DSM FM when I'm there. It's big but not too big and the location downtown is just the right fit and atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 2 hours ago
because its yummy and awesome
  • Teena McIntire
  • 132 days, 3 hours ago
Love the people, the veggies and the music and culture!
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 13 hours ago
The variety of items and the products are outstanding. The vendors are very friendly and helpful with that great Midwestern smile.
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 16 hours ago
  • Justy Bernardy
  • 132 days, 16 hours ago
My sister-in-law volunteers there every Saturday and sometimes I go with her. I just love the atmosphere and we always have so much fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 16 hours ago
It's huge... great variety... lots of organic produce. Yum!
  • Susan Wilkison
  • 132 days, 18 hours ago
It's a great way to start the weekend! Bike down, (easy parking, now that there's a bike valet) :) have breakfast, chat with friends, and pick up fresh veggies and flowers for weekend get togethers....it's the best!! Wish we could have it year-round.
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 18 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 132 days, 20 hours ago
This market rocks.
  • Gail Bernardy
  • 132 days, 21 hours ago
Iowa grown produce is the best! The Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines also has an interesting variety of prepared foods, arts and crafts, and friendly, knowledgable vendors and market volunteers. I love to visit the market when I'm in Iowa.
  • Chris Segar
  • 132 days, 22 hours ago
It has a great variety of fresh produce, ready to eat food, wines from local wineries and wonderful entertainment.
  • Thomas Burkhead
  • 132 days, 22 hours ago
Awesome tasting fresh Iowa grown produce and products!
  • Dale Patrick
  • 132 days, 23 hours ago
Great Sat. Morning breakfast and great vegetables and breads and cheese and meats.
  • Laurie Haeder
  • 133 days, 26 minutes ago
The Downtown Farmers Market has something for everyone! Everything from fresh produce, flowers, jewelry, food, wines, entertainment and more! A great place to mingle, mix, and relax on a Saturday morning!
  • Megan Hasenwinkel
  • 133 days, 1 hour ago
Great produce, a great place to find breakfast, and always a good bet to entertain kids on a Saturday morning!
  • Frances Reeck
  • 133 days, 1 hour ago
Because it has good grow here in Iowa and its fresh.
  • Kendra Fuller
  • 133 days, 1 hour ago
For 5 hours this little area of downtown turns into an amazing farmers market! With all kinds of wonderful treasures. Wine, mushrooms, Dutch letters, ethnic foods galore, fresh Iowa produce...and great people watching. I will miss it in the cold months ahead.
  • lindsey richardson
  • 133 days, 2 hours ago
people (and dog!) watching
  • Tina Miranda
  • 133 days, 2 hours ago
The Farmers Market is my FAVORITE Saturday activity. I can't go a week without it!
  • Calanthra Collins
  • 133 days, 2 hours ago
I love the sense of community when I'm there!
  • Gina Rooney
  • 133 days, 2 hours ago
Because I love it! It is a great event, a great way to get the kids out of the house on Saturday mornings, and offers a great variety of all kinds of items. Anything you can think of, they have it!
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 3 hours ago
There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than the Des Moines Farmers Market!
  • ruby olsen
  • 133 days, 3 hours ago
the wide variety of organic and locally grown foods that is best for my family.
  • Carrie Carter
  • 133 days, 3 hours ago
There's no better place to get great food.
  • donna miller
  • 133 days, 3 hours ago
I love the locally grown produce and the food vendors. I have been going to the downtown farmers market every saturday for almost 6 years now.
  • Dan Guzman
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
The Downtown farmers market has such a mix of culture,art and food that if you can't find what you are looking for you aren't looking hard enough. Great people and vendors that are willing to spend time with you to help you find just what you will love.
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
The DM farmer's market is awesome! There is such variety in foods, flowers, art, etc. It is a great atmosphere!
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
Just awesome
  • Amy Dillon
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
Fresh and local produce, great food and great people.
  • mindi bartell
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
The fantastic variety, fresh local produce, projects for the kids, such a wonderful atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
Great produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
fresh local produce
  • Theresa Doss
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
Huge variety of music, food, entertainment, crafts, and dog-friendly vendors! THE place to be on Saturday morning in Des Moines.
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
The best place for fresh produce and fresh ideas. There is something for everyone. I highly recommend it to one and all!
  • Emily Brannon
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
It's huge, has anything I might want, and great stuff for my little boy and me to munch on while we're there.
  • Kimberly Hope
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
It's the best place to buy farm-fresh produce and locally made goodies in Iowa!
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
  • Karlee Carrasco
  • 133 days, 4 hours ago
  • Deb Russell
  • 133 days, 5 hours ago
Great place to take the kids!
  • Cari Rosno
  • 133 days, 5 hours ago
It is a great place to grab some fresh produce after a long downtown run!
  • Lisa Aldrich
  • 133 days, 5 hours ago
I love all the fresh local products you can buy from the farmers market.
  • Anonymous
  • 133 days, 6 hours ago
  • Jennifer Gracey
  • 133 days, 13 hours ago
The Des Moines Farmer's Market has EVERYTHING! Produce, flowers, arts, crafts, food vendors, wine, cheese, baked goods, local small businesses, family owned and operated businesses and a great location!
  • Sheri Bernardy
  • 133 days, 18 hours ago
It's the best place to go on a Saturday morning.
  • Sheri Bernardy
  • 133 days, 18 hours ago
  • Steve Byriel
  • 134 days, 14 minutes ago
it is a needed service to city dwellers that cant make it to the farm.. U can get things u cant get in the "grocery store" . especially "Freshness"
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 14 minutes ago
I have family in Des Moines and have watched the farmer's market expand over the years. It is a wonderful mixture of produce, crafts, and food. The quality of the produce and the crafts is high. The vendors and the clientele represent many cultures and it is great to be able to sample food of various origins. Last Saturday we had pupusas and French pastries!
  • sarah farnsworth
  • 134 days, 34 minutes ago
love buying local, organic produce not only because it tastes better but because it supports our community. atmosphere is fun, enjoyable, always new things to see and that makes 'shopping' fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 40 minutes ago
I love the flowers! I am a fresh flower junkie and where I live it's impossible to get anything other than sad little bouquets from a florist. The produce is wonderful too but, oh, the flowers...
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 1 hour ago
LOVE IT!!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 2 hours ago
Love it!
  • Dane Shelton
  • 134 days, 2 hours ago
Fresh air, sunshine, good food, good coffee, and a good way to support our local economy.
  • Donna Karpan
  • 134 days, 2 hours ago
Now that I live in a townhouse instead of a farm. This the only way we can get really fresh grown vegetable, mushroom and (steam buns from Steve's). Everyone is very nice to all customers. A good way to start a weekend.
  • matt chandler
  • 134 days, 3 hours ago
I support anything local
  • Techau Kevin
  • 134 days, 3 hours ago
Great fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits.
  • cheryl love
  • 134 days, 4 hours ago
I love the Des Moines Farmers Market - it has so much to offer and I love the fresh products.
  • Karen McCarl
  • 134 days, 4 hours ago
I just love it, all the variety and it's all good.
  • Meredithe Mullen
  • 134 days, 6 hours ago
I love Iowa City's farmers market ! The Downtown Farmers Market must be huge in comparison ! Yummy fresh everything !!!!!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 15 hours ago
My favorite thing to do on Saturday. Great food, lots of fun.
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 16 hours ago
Love the atmosphere and the great local produce.
  • Tracy Tud
  • 134 days, 16 hours ago
I love to go down to the farmer's market on Saturday mornings. You find fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats. There are crafts,jewelry, Iowa wines, and much more!
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 17 hours ago
Best breakfast burrito
  • gary meyer
  • 134 days, 17 hours ago
The food :)
  • julie zigler
  • 134 days, 18 hours ago
lots of variety best market around
  • Anonymous
  • 134 days, 21 hours ago
The great food and fresh veggies
  • Erin Perry
  • 134 days, 22 hours ago
  • Janette Batts
  • 134 days, 22 hours ago
Great vendors, great variety, and good quality foods at a very reasonable price.
  • Amanda Riordan
  • 134 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 45 minutes ago
I particularly enjoy the plants.
  • Janet Seuferer
  • 135 days, 57 minutes ago
It is a great way to spend your Saturday morning with your community and the finest harvest around the local Des Moines area.
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 1 hour ago
it has been a Saturday ritual with us. We enjoy the fresh produce
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 1 hour ago
I can go every week and there is always something/someone new to see. The Downtown Farmers Market is part of what makes DSM unique and a great place to work, play, live !
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 1 hour ago
Everything you need in one spot to make for a great saturday morning!! Great people, GREAT food, great city!
  • Elizabeth Wyatt
  • 135 days, 2 hours ago
  • Jan Lekwa
  • 135 days, 2 hours ago
Lots of variety and great food. Great way to enjoy a saturday morning.
  • Linda Ballantyne
  • 135 days, 2 hours ago
I think it's one of most fun things to do on a Saturday morning. Wonderful things to see and taste!
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 3 hours ago
  • Stephanie Dallal
  • 135 days, 3 hours ago
My family LOVES going downtown on Saturday mornings to enjoy the market. Fresh cinnamon rolls, coffee, and breakfast burriots are our top priority! We never leave without bags of fresh veggies and fruit, plus a bouqet of beautiful sunflowers!
  • Mary Bradish
  • 135 days, 3 hours ago
I go every saturday. It is huge and a great time. The produce and goods are the best anywhere. Nothing like Iowa farm fed....
  • Kendall Conder
  • 135 days, 3 hours ago
Nothing better than wandering, sampling, enjoying Court Ave on a Saturday morning.
  • David Hearn
  • 135 days, 5 hours ago
The vendors at the market are like a big family. If someone is out of product, they know where to send you to get it. Everyone is quick to give advice on how to prepare vegetables in new and exciting ways.
  • Stephan Anderson
  • 135 days, 11 hours ago
It's alive with endless amounts of local farm fresh food, community and diversity.
  • Kassadie Marie
  • 135 days, 13 hours ago
  • D mccargar
  • 135 days, 13 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 13 hours ago
It's so much fun!
  • molly fulton
  • 135 days, 15 hours ago
They have the best selection of quality foods of many varieties of any market I have been to. The vendors are awesome, and the layout is easy to navigate.
  • Shelley Lancaster
  • 135 days, 15 hours ago
it's the best farmer's market i've been to and it's the city I grew up in.
  • Beth Haigh
  • 135 days, 15 hours ago
The market here in Des Moines has a great community feel. The fresh produce, flowers and foods exemplify Iowa yet there is diversity and flair and fun.
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 16 hours ago
It is a great place to shop and meet friends.
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 16 hours ago
Because I can't grow anything
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 16 hours ago
Love the variety and freshness
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 16 hours ago
It is such a fun event on Saturday mornings. And also good to get fresh produce.
  • Melzy Gift
  • 135 days, 17 hours ago
  • Bradey Gift
  • 135 days, 17 hours ago
It's the best, I love it!
  • Peggy Doane
  • 135 days, 18 hours ago
I enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables. I feel as if my weekend is not complete if I haven't gone to the Farmers Market. My daughter from KC comes up at least once a summer to go with me. She loves the produce also
  • Mary Schaffer
  • 135 days, 20 hours ago
Great variety--through the entire season. Great vendors--friendly. Enjoy the friendships we've started with many of the vendors.
  • Micheil Cannistra
  • 135 days, 21 hours ago
The freshest produce, creative arts, good music, friendly neighbors... and the satisfaction of knowing my money goes to directly support my local labor and my community.
  • Lin Dickenson
  • 135 days, 21 hours ago
The wonderful event feeling of the presentation of the market. Can't forget the great flowers and veggys.
  • Tricia VanDis
  • 135 days, 21 hours ago
Great fresh food! Support local farmers and businesses! And so much fun!
  • Sherrill Daniels
  • 135 days, 21 hours ago
Des Moines farmers market has items you cann't find in many local stores. Great cheeses, wines, produce such as fresh mushrooms, crafts, and good food to eat while you shop.
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 22 hours ago
i just love the atmosphere. and it's always great to support local farmers, vendors and the community...not to mention, the dutch letters are wonderful!
  • Joshua Cox
  • 135 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 22 hours ago
Great place to go on a Saturday morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 23 hours ago
The downtown farmer's market is so much fun! My kids loving down there! There is so much to do and see! The food is great and so are all the of the people there!
  • Anonymous
  • 135 days, 23 hours ago
It has wonderful produce.
  • Deb O'Donnell
  • 135 days, 23 hours ago
My husband and I ride our Harley each Saturday downtown for breakfast. Each week it's a different vendor. One week crepes or breakfast pizza or breakfast burrito or breakfast English muffin. We bring home fresh grown Iowa vegetables and flowers. Love the people watching!
  • Barry Moon
  • 135 days, 23 hours ago
It's small town in a bigger city,..you should always support the people and places where you live,....great food,..great times,..great people.
  • Sharon Brandt-Edwards
  • 136 days, 6 minutes ago
Let me count the ways! I especially appreciate the vendors who make available locally organic food, wherever possible, to us in Des Moines on Saturday mornings. It is a great time to get outdoors to shop for groceries and food to prepare to freeze and cold pack can for later. We also enjoy and appreciate the prepared food and variety offered by other vendors. There are also countless opportunities to gain new knowledge and see new products at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 1 hour ago
GREAT PRODUCE, FUN PLACE TO BE WITH MUSIC AND NICE PEOPLE. ALSO SUPERVISED BIKE RACK.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 1 hour ago
love the egg rolls!
  • Shirley Riley
  • 136 days, 1 hour ago
Makes my Saturday complete.......always buy, fresh air and exercise and surrounded by wonderful people during happy moments.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 1 hour ago
It is fantastic
  • Brett Woslager
  • 136 days, 1 hour ago
The DSM farmers market is the perfect way to start any saturday. There is great produce and the vendors have great food. Give me a roll from Uncle Wendells and some coffee from the Iowa Coffee Co. and you have made me a happy man!
  • John Wilson
  • 136 days, 3 hours ago
The wide selection of differnt things from differnt venders is wonderful. My family make it evey Sat., it's a family traditon for us.
  • Danniele Richardson
  • 136 days, 3 hours ago
It's a fun local getaway on a Saturday morning. It's my perfect escape from studying. It's also nice to support all the local farmers and see other individuals doing the same.
  • Doug Bucklin
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
It is FABULOUS!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
Local home grown produce and wonderful people.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
Neatest market ever!
  • Erin Pontow
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
Everything about the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market is fantastic. The sight, the smells, the tastes, the variety of produce and goods, the people... everything. While I may be an out-of-state student, all my home farmers markets pale in comparison to Des Moines. It's a great place to be on a Saturday!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
the size of it
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 4 hours ago
tremendous market!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
It has home grown produce . It's a great place to meet friends and get the best of Iowa.
  • gina monroe
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
It is a wonderful place to visit on a Saturday morning. Iowa is a wonderful place with many unknown treasures, the market is a place to show case products I would otherwise not know about or be able to find. I really enjoyed my last visit the people are wonderful on the street!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
You can't beat fresh, locally grown produce.
  • Aaron Passick
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
great produce
  • PAUL DAWSON
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
Anything you could imagine is there. Freshest foods, best selection, people watching and breakfast burritos!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
Love the atmosphere....perfect Satuday morning activity!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 15 hours ago
  • amy tudovich
  • 136 days, 16 hours ago
we are the best
  • JOANNE KRAJCIR
  • 136 days, 17 hours ago
The Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market is a Big City Event every Saturday morning - full of entertainment, fresh vegetables & fruit, arts & crafts, and fresh food made on the spot! It WOWS any company we have! Joanne Krajcir
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 17 hours ago
Des Moines has a great atmosphere and variety of vendors to meet everyone's needs. It is easily accessible to people throughout the metro area. Lots of diversity in foods and entertainment.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 17 hours ago
Best way to spend a Saturday morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 18 hours ago
It's huge. Tons of variety. Music, food. FABULOUS
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
I love fresh vegetables and fruits and know the ones at the Farmer Market are considerably fresher than those one can purchase at a grocery store. I also enjoy the outdoors and the whole atmosphere of the Farmers Market. The shoppers are friendly and relaxed.
  • Cecilia Arnold
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
It has everything; food, music, and other items.The people who attend as well as vendors have big smiles; the best advertising there is!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
fun,food, variety
  • Ann Matteson
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
It is the most diverse market I have ever been to. I love shopping local or for products in the midwest area. The produce and other products are displayed very nicely. My problem is buying more than I can carry.
  • RHONDA WALKER
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
Delicious food, produce, a little bit of everything. Great way to spend a Saturday morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
Living downtown, I love enjoying all the activity by just walking out my front door. Especially love the cup of warm bread pudding.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
The farmers market is a great place to see your friends while you purchase healthy food.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
Fabulous choices
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
I live 60 miles away; however do attend when able and have always enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the products!
  • Meighan Sharp
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
Great variety, great breakfast! Where else in the area can you get free wine tasting at 7am!
  • Linda Alexandres
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
Because I love it...the music, the atmosphere, the vendors, the food, the produce, the location! I love it all!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
good food
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
...the wide variety of goods.
  • Sara Walsh
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
it's just great!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
great atmosphere and local products
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
BREAKFAST!
  • Angela Embree
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
I have been to markets in LA and Minneapolis. The Des Moines one is clearly the best for openess, variety and prices.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
The event is always great! I know what to expect and where to find those vendors I want to buy from again and again.
  • Matthew Vandehaar
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
It's fresh!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
just a great place to see people, shop for wonderful produce, flowers, etc.
  • Grant Gangestad
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
  • nathan van ness
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
I love the sights and the smells and the great fresh produce that you can only get in Iowa!
  • Laurie Harms
  • 136 days, 19 hours ago
  • KEVIN SNYDER
  • 136 days, 21 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 21 hours ago
Great market! Great mix of products...plants, flowers, produce, food, fun...
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 21 hours ago
Such a great place to find fresh fruit and vegetables from people that grow the produce. The vendors know their products and can give you tricks for preparing the bounty.
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 21 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 21 hours ago
Love it so much!! I get there as often as I can.
  • Brett Gordens
  • 136 days, 22 hours ago
I have visited many farmers' markets around the country and The Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market is #1 in my heart. The vibe and the experience of being at this market is electric.
  • Sally Peterson
  • 136 days, 22 hours ago
  • Jodi Schott
  • 136 days, 22 hours ago
I love the Des Moines Farmer's Market. There are so many choices!
  • Neely Awtry
  • 136 days, 22 hours ago
Great produce, great people, great atmosphere!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
  • Tyson Leyendecker
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
  • Stacey Nay
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
Love buying locally grown fresh produce.
  • Vanessa Minick
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
They always have the most variety of produce as well as arts & crafts along with entertainment!
  • Anonymous
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
Great quality and variety. Hold it indoors in the winter and around Christmas!
  • Gail Kotval
  • 136 days, 23 hours ago
It is a weekly event that seems like a small festival and you can buy great fresh food products.
  • Nancy Baumann
  • 137 days, 31 minutes ago
Great local variety home grown taste
  • Melissa Haase
  • 137 days, 40 minutes ago
I love finding great buys on locally grown fresh veggies! It is truly the best place to meet and network with others in the community..
  • samar sarhan
  • 137 days, 52 minutes ago
It's a great venue and always tons of fresh food and produce.
  • Andy mcGuire
  • 137 days, 56 minutes ago
Great for the community-brings people together and helps with nutritious healthy food and economic development
  • Beth Shonts
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
Best place to see friends, have fun, buy local produce.
  • Tom Diltz
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
This is one place you can go to and find nearly anything you would need from farm fresh fruits and vegatables to craft items andvery good food and drink, including some fantastic iowa produced wines.
  • Amanda Zuck
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
Nearby! Fresh, local produce! Yummy food! What more do you need?
  • dan duwelius
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
It's awesome...size, scope & variety of vendors, products, prices are reasonable. It is in a pefect location that highlights and draws people to our clean and vibrant downtown court avenue area. Music, people of all ages, phenominal food to eat there or take home. it is a colorful and aromatic blast for the senses.Biker, runner and pet friendly as well.
  • Brent McClure
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
  • Lisa Long
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
Love the variety.
  • Stacie Schroeder
  • 137 days, 1 hour ago
They're a great way to get FRESH products, support local businesses and good for people watching too!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 2 hours ago
LOVE IT!! Highllight of Summers in DSM! Local business is always a good thing!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 2 hours ago
  • merry nuss
  • 137 days, 2 hours ago
Local produce, fresh, organic, great music and people! We go every Saturday.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 2 hours ago
There are great vendors, lots of variety (fruits/veg, crafts, meats, performers, people). Plus, I love the feeling of seeing so many people from this area in one place. AND this smallish city has a HUGE market!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 2 hours ago
  • Deborah Anders-Bond
  • 137 days, 3 hours ago
We drive from Ames because Des Moines is just the coolest place in the USA now and we LOVE the Farmers Market!
  • Chad Alley
  • 137 days, 3 hours ago
  • Chad Breheny
  • 137 days, 3 hours ago
  • Kelly Kasparie
  • 137 days, 3 hours ago
It's fun and has great fresh food!
  • Kori Ratzlaff
  • 137 days, 3 hours ago
The Des Moines Farmers Market is by far the best market that I have ever been to. There are wide assortment of vegetables and fruit; not to mention the baked goods. Molly Kotval does a spectacular job organizing the market and keeping it fresh.
  • Jill DeForest Colvig
  • 137 days, 4 hours ago
Fresh, local produce is the healthiest and greenest choice!
  • Stephanie Cardwell
  • 137 days, 4 hours ago
Great place to get fresh fruit and veggies - so much better than the grocery store! -and a much better variety
  • Andrea Gorsh
  • 137 days, 5 hours ago
This is the most amazing market in Iowa! We drive all the way from Waterloo to spent the morning there!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 5 hours ago
They have EVERYTHING and the best fruits and vegetables anywhere. It is always packed with people young and old and in between having fun, enjoying the fresh air and socializing.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 6 hours ago
The market is one of my favorite weekly activities! Produce, eggs, cheese, wine, bread-and all sorts of great local and ethnic foods to sample. I go every week to stock up on fresh, local produce and I love seeing the dogs down there with their people. With all the people and music, it is a weekly festival.
  • Esther Karhu
  • 137 days, 6 hours ago
I love the farmers market in Des Moines. I have lived in many major cities: Seattle Wa., San Diego CA. Cincinnati Ohio and this rivals the best of them. I especially enjoy all the great produce and entertainment.
  • Marieta Boberg
  • 137 days, 14 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 14 hours ago
Local yummy and great people!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 16 hours ago
The farmers market is the best way to spend a Saturday morning.... the best food, music, people watching!!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 17 hours ago
Great people, amazing food, fabulous vendors!
  • christine montalvo
  • 137 days, 17 hours ago
Fresh produce, the best people watching next to the state fair and the best way to spend a Saturday morning. Block after block of fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 17 hours ago
great way to spend an early saturday morning. i love entertaining any visitors -- the farmers market always impresses them and changes their stereotype of des moines!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 18 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 18 hours ago
lot the crowd and the people watching, and of course the great food!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Brenda Wegner
  • 137 days, 18 hours ago
It's a great way to eat local and support people who want to make a living off the land.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
It gives me an opportunity to give back directly to my community
  • Katie Robinson
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
Love the fresh fruit and veggies, love the breakfast, love the kids activities, and love the walk around downtown!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
Because it's the best ever!
  • Teresa Colyn
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
It's a giant street party! It has everything I need. It's one big community of happy people, both the customers and vendors. I look forward to it every year. It keeps getting better every year!
  • Sean Skeehan
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
  • Scott Klinefelter
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
  • Patrick Boltinghouse
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
I am a small Buisness owner in Des Moines, Iowa and I love the crowds that gather for the Saturday Market! It's amazing to see so many different walks of life that buy, support, and grow local industries, I have to say thank you to my Midwest Farmers for giving such a wonderful gift to the people!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 19 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
Fresh, organic, LOCAL!!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
Free range eggs, fresh kettle corn, and raw honey! Yeah!
  • Carrie Lewis
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
It continues to be my Saturday morning "happy place," offering a sample of the best Des Moines has to offer - produce, music, diversity of cultures, and always a familiar face or two. What's not to love?
  • Tiffany Collins
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
The local vendors always have the freshest & cheapest produce around. Plus it is still doggy friendly and our Boston Terrier loves it!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
They have a large and diverse selection of local products.
  • Robert Clements
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
The produce and other foods are wholesome and fresh, and the atmosphere is friendly, eclectic, and a place to experience, not just to shop.
  • Tricia Kell
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
It's a great way to purchase local food from vendors that we've gotten to know and build relationships with over the years. It's also great people watching and we're guaranteed to run into friends!
  • Alisa Dodge
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
Local is best!
  • Meghan May
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
  • Lorraine Bailey
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
Local, fresh foods! Of course supporting locally owned farms is another reason.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 20 hours ago
So many wonderful local options for food & craft and such a great vibe in the early morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Best vendors, freshest ingredients, friendliest people, great music, awesome food, lots of fun...my favorite thing to do each Saturday!
  • Christine Meinecke
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
We live two blocks from the market and go almost every week. We always visit Saloo and we buy lots of sweet corn. In Sept, we buy giant-sized potted mums.
  • kellyJO parker
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
i love waking up early for my shot of wheatgrass from gateway market & a tasty cupcake from carefree patisserie!!! i also love to check out prairieland herbs and all of their homemade bath & beauty products. at the market there is always an abundance of fresh fruits & veggies, pretty flowers, and delicious food. get your grub, find a bench, and people watch on a beautiful des moines morning. : )
  • Genevieve Borich
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
ITS AWESOME! Best. Market. EVER.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Great atmosphere and produce!
  • Dorothy Ramsey
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Love to walk among grocers, people, dogs, flowers, food, music. Great atmosphere, great food, great prices, great part of town.
  • Jo Ware
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It's got everything and it's a fun place to be!
  • Sarah Zybarth
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Great fresh foods, amazing musical talent showcased, variety of vendors, entertainment, etc. Always "wow" my out of town friends and family when we bring them to the Des Moines Farmers Market. They always want to come back and go again!!
  • Angela Hogan
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
  • David DeForest Colvig
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Great variety of fresh produce, with a good mix of crafts and carry-out foods. The nicest vendors around. Talented street players. The Downtown Farmer's Market has it all!
  • Tony Schubert
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Buying locally is the best way to directly impact your local economy. It creates jobs and wealth amongst our neighbors only to have more of an impact on the rest of us...
  • Kris Gregersen
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Great quality fruits and vegetables. Great options for breakfast (or lunch) to eat at the market. Helpful merchants. Fantastic people watching!
  • Patricia Guevara
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Great prepared food, flowers, fresh produce, and entertainment all in one place!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It has something for everyone. I love the food vendors! So much to see. It's fun to walk around and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells.
  • Denae Rinderknecht
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It is great to see so many local items.
  • Greta Lang
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It's more than a farmers market, it's an EVENT! First, FOOD! Lots and lots of beautiful, fresh foods from vegetables and fruits to pastry and salsa - and that's just the stuff you can take home. Next, is FOOD VENDORS. You can enjoy breakfast pizza, breakfast burritos, eggrolls, Indian beef cutlets, Dutch letters, meat on a stick... Then there are the artisan displays of jewelry, accessories, pottery, flowers - the eye has so many things to behold. There's also music and so many adorable children and dogs and friendly people - what's not to love?
  • Denny Sharp
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It is the most active and diverse farmers market I've ever been to!
  • robin spence
  • 137 days, 21 hours ago
It makes the big city feel like a smaller town. You always run into people you know, there is live music, good food, and friendly vendors.
  • Molly Ford
  • 137 days, 22 hours ago
How could you not love our Farmer's Market when you see all the people with smiling faces? There truly is something for everyone. Kids can enjoy the sweet treats, adults enjoy the wine, cheese and coffee, everyone can enjoy the fresh veggies and produce, the music, the flowers...even the dogs love it. It is a great way to get outside and enjoy Des Moines. It's relaxing. It has tons of variety. It is easy to get to. We have real Dutch letters from Pella, Maytag Blue Cheese, Wine from Jasper Winery-it truly is representative of Iowa.
  • Leah Hoffman
  • 137 days, 22 hours ago
The Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market is something really special. The soil in Iowa is known for growing the most bountiful and delicious food in the world, and the market is a showcase of the wonderful selection our state has to offer. It's always crowded, huge lines packed full of people for blocks. Dogs, babies, couples and kids all enjoy coming downtown on Saturday mornings for the Farmer's Market. There's music, and delicious ethnic and American breakfast options, something for everyone. It IS the best in the country.
  • barb niccum
  • 137 days, 22 hours ago
The DT Farmers Market has the best selection and mix of vegetables, flowers, food and art. You can pick up the freshest selection of herbs, veggies, etc. and have a feast all week long. The fresh bread selections are out of this world! Breakfast is also a bonus; burritos, cinnamon rolls, dutch letters!
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 22 hours ago
I love it! Every week is fun to pick up the fresh produce, take in the cool weather before it gets too hot, enjoy the good eats and free samples, and I love looking at all the dogs people bring. It's my favorite part of the week.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 23 hours ago
  • Angie Chia
  • 137 days, 23 hours ago
Great location, wonderful selection and local products.
  • Anonymous
  • 137 days, 23 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is always buzzing. It really brings the city to life on Saturday mornings. Plus it's great to get fresh food from local farmers!
  • Lindsay Donald
  • 138 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 138 days, 3 hours ago
It is my fav thing to do in DSM! I look forward to my summer visits just to head that way for good food, fresh local produce, lovely flowers, and a great crowd. The area has grown so much, and there is truly something for everyone at the market. Including my Pug Lilly!
  • Anonymous
  • 138 days, 4 hours ago
Oh my goodness because we have one of, if not, THE best Farmer's Market in Des Moines. There is lively music, delicious foods, crafts, a diversity of people and cultures meeting in one location to share a Saturday morning-afternoon.
  • Sherri McHenry
  • 138 days, 4 hours ago
It has everything that we need to make healthy, wholesome meals! Thanks DM.
  • Anonymous
  • 138 days, 4 hours ago
Because it appeals to everyone. People can enjoy wine tastings paired with blue cheese and chorizo or take the whole family for a fun morning!
  • Adam Reynolds
  • 138 days, 4 hours ago
Great Variety, good people, & easy to get to
  • Anonymous
  • 138 days, 4 hours ago
  • Shawn Noble
  • 138 days, 19 hours ago
We like the different cultures that are seen there, and all the foot/other items to look for gifts for family.
  • Philip Schriver
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
  • tay jjj
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
  • je ta
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
  • j t
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
  • Joann Schissel
  • 138 days, 20 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market has great produce and bakery items. They even have a bike valet so I can ride my bike from my house.
  • Mark Swanson
  • 138 days, 21 hours ago
This has been a standout market for over 25 years and is bigger and better each year I go back.
  • Kelle Swanson
  • 138 days, 21 hours ago
Great location, great local produce, wonderful support from the community
  • Howard Berger
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
It's a friendly place to get great produce and wonderful food. And you can get pupusas. Need I say more?
  • Natalie Rivera
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
  • Brandon Griffis
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
Best, freshest, and most delicious food you can find anywhere.
  • jeri kemple
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
Local delicious food, neighborhood fun, good music
  • Kelli Griffis
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
Buying real food and talking with the people who grow and produce it is a wonderful way to appreciate the bounty of our land. I learn something new about food every time I go.
  • Bryan Lloyd
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
Lots of variety, food & fun.
  • Ben Hall
  • 138 days, 22 hours ago
Great variety, family friendly atmosphere, fantastic foods, great bands/live music. All around wonderful experience each and every time.
  • Claire Celsi
  • 138 days, 23 hours ago
Love the people and the produce. Plus, Des Moines is just a cool place!
  • Jeremy Bingaman
  • 138 days, 23 hours ago
The food selection is amazing, the people are friendly and the city really stands behind it.
  • Jen Clinton
  • 139 days, 2 hours ago
Great food, great prices, great people! =)
  • Stephanie Eggers
  • 139 days, 4 hours ago
Love the Saturday morning stroll down the street while eating good food.
  • Betsy Duncan
  • 139 days, 4 hours ago
  • LaRayne Lilley
  • 139 days, 5 hours ago
I've gone to the downtown Des Moines every saturday rain or shine for about 18 years now. I love the fresh produce, baked goods, jams, soap, clothes, prepared foods and live entertainment.
  • Judy Lehman-mascaro
  • 139 days, 6 hours ago
I love my Farmers Market because you get to see so many neat things. Such as different foods to eat and try, things to buy that you dont see every day, and meeting new people. I help out down there sometimes and it's nice seeing all the people, kids, dogs, and familys come out to have some fun, eat, and meet new people.
  • Thomas Schmitt
  • 139 days, 13 hours ago
It reminds me of the food I ate growing up and the markets in my small, rural hometown. An excellent atmosphere that's always appealing.
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 16 hours ago
  • Dan Sparks
  • 139 days, 16 hours ago
  • Patrick Levi
  • 139 days, 17 hours ago
The tomatoes, corn, borritos, egg rolls, coffee (I go early), melons, lettuce, flowers, BBQ, Fresh pork, fresh chicken. I support it all.
  • jeanne Wicker
  • 139 days, 18 hours ago
  • Nickole Modglin
  • 139 days, 19 hours ago
freshness, fun and family entertainment.....
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 21 hours ago
I love all the fresh and local grown produce and goods.
  • Theron Conrey
  • 139 days, 22 hours ago
I support DTFM because it brings me local produce, local products, great music, and great food. A great way to start a saturday.
  • Katie Hogan
  • 139 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
It's right outside my front door!
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
Wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning, with a great atmosphere, great people and of course fresh local food!
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
It's a great family atmosphere that offers a wide variety of products, produce, music and good eats!
  • James Harrison
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
The BEST FOOD!
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
Great way to spend a Saturday morning and shop local!
  • Tanya Keith
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
It's a great mix of food, entertainment, arts...everything!
  • Anonymous
  • 139 days, 23 hours ago
great produce, friendly shoppers, excellent overall karma!
  • Robin Moyer
  • 140 days, 18 minutes ago
Because it's the BEST. Best selection for fresh local and organic produce! Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market Association does a top notch job of putting it together and running it smoothly and bringing in the best vendors around!
  • Sarah Runchey
  • 140 days, 27 minutes ago
Fresh local food.
  • Anonymous
  • 140 days, 43 minutes ago
  • Anonymous
  • 140 days, 52 minutes ago
  • Liz Cleek
  • 140 days, 1 hour ago
  • robert Law
  • 140 days, 1 hour ago
A FUN atmosphere Grear Quality produce .Vendors are the best . AND wonderful FOOD!!
  • Laurel Swanson
  • 140 days, 3 hours ago
It has been key in revitalizing the downtown area - great opportunity to network.
  • Erica Spies
  • 140 days, 4 hours ago
Great atmosphere and great choices!
  • Bob Hradek
  • 140 days, 5 hours ago
Promotes local growers and healthy oprtions.
  • christine hradek
  • 140 days, 5 hours ago
It's a great representation of what's great about living in Iowa.
  • Marcia McAdoo
  • 140 days, 15 hours ago
Great variety, nicely organized, fun musical groups, and its FREE to go and look and taste samples. I've been to the Farmer's Market in San Francisco & thought DSMs market was even better.
  • Anonymous
  • 140 days, 15 hours ago
fresh produce
  • Jaymes Kaiser
  • 140 days, 18 hours ago
I like supporting my local economy and what better way than by buying fresh and healthy foods.
  • Jessica Holmes
  • 140 days, 18 hours ago
I love the fresh fruits and vegetables! They always have delicious foods...you can eat your way through the whole thing!
  • Anonymous
  • 140 days, 19 hours ago
Best fresh vegetables in the world!
  • Marcia Walljasper
  • 140 days, 20 hours ago
They have a wonderful location with lots of interesting vendors and a big selection of items.
  • Jeanette Saurman
  • 140 days, 20 hours ago
  • Tim Maitre
  • 140 days, 21 hours ago
  • Brian Borchardt
  • 140 days, 22 hours ago
The Farmers' Market is so much more than a place to get fresh flowers, produce or bread. It has great people and dog watching, fabulous healthy food to eat right there or to bring home for later enjoyment, entertainment, cool things to buy and it brings the community together.
  • Miranda Meyer
  • 140 days, 23 hours ago
It has wonderful fresh produce and amazing breakfast choices!
  • Megan Grandgeorge
  • 140 days, 23 hours ago
I suport lcoally grown farms!
  • Joyce Lock
  • 141 days, 14 minutes ago
It provides a marketplace for farmers and consumers who care about healthy, delicious, sustainably grown food, and in turn, supports our local communities and economy.
  • Megan Hawkins
  • 141 days, 25 minutes ago
It is a great meshing of people at one downtown location, and helps to revitalize the area on Saturday mornings! It has grown leaps and bounds in just a few years, and allows us to buy local. It also expands people's horizons, as they can try new things and experience other cultures. Some of our favorites are herb lemonade from a local farmer, popusas from El Salvador, breakfast burritos, and much more. Great mix of people and products!
  • Keri Smith
  • 141 days, 44 minutes ago
Love it!!
  • Julia Borchardt
  • 141 days, 56 minutes ago
They offer great products locally grown or made
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 1 hour ago
It is wonderful. Such great local produce and items for purchase.
  • Arlie Brandmeyer
  • 141 days, 2 hours ago
It's a terrific local event showcasing local products
  • Holly Baumgartel
  • 141 days, 2 hours ago
Love the fresh cut flowers!
  • Sara Victor
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
the flowers are amazing!! live music...free samples of food.
  • Lauri Schmidt
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
It's got EVERYTHING, from wonderful, healthy food to entertainment to gift items. Best of all, it's a place to revive and refresh after the work-week. I go every week and think it's the best!
  • Maggie Hayes
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
It is great & a wonderful atmosphere!!
  • Jen Corkrean
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
  • Kristy Horning
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
  • phyllis sanders
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
  • Chris Routson
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
Eclectic selection of fresh produce, artists and wonderful food items.
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
  • Valerie Pitts
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
Perfect way to spend your Saturday morning :)
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 3 hours ago
Local produce - tastes better and better for the environment since food isn't transported great distances.
  • Christina Davis
  • 141 days, 4 hours ago
I support local farmers and artist. I find this is the best market around with the largest group of vendors, the most variety and the most convenient hours.
  • Eugene Lehman
  • 141 days, 4 hours ago
the market has fresh produce, a variety of music, interesting items made by the people of Iowa, and of course the excellant choices of ready made food to eat. I occasionally work as a volunteer at a booth, and the visiting people. Out of state people are always nice and impressed with the farmers market.
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 5 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 13 hours ago
They bring the community together. No matter what is going on during the week or in each person's life, those that attend the farmers market on Saturday all have something in common: we care about seeing what our area has created, produced, and distributed.
  • Nancy Vetter
  • 141 days, 14 hours ago
It is awesome!!!
  • Binnie LeHew
  • 141 days, 14 hours ago
Whatever I need or want, I can find it - and it will be fresh!
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 16 hours ago
  • Stacia Zink
  • 141 days, 16 hours ago
Great variety of fresh produce and a chance to support local farmers.
  • Tamir Talmon
  • 141 days, 16 hours ago
It is the most fun you can have for free. Get great food music and produce the biggest market EVA!
  • loretta durden
  • 141 days, 18 hours ago
  • John Rose
  • 141 days, 20 hours ago
Great event to stroll, buy local goods, and enjoy the great Des Moines weather!
  • Kim Samuelson
  • 141 days, 21 hours ago
The best food, flowers, and fun in Iowa!
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 22 hours ago
Great produce and breakfasts!
  • Tina Schmidt
  • 141 days, 22 hours ago
Love the atmosphere and variety
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 22 hours ago
It has a wide verity of food stuff and crafts if I want somthig I can usally find it there,
  • Anonymous
  • 141 days, 23 hours ago
Each Saturday, the Des Moines Farmers Market exhibits a wide variety of fresh food and conversation ~ a cultural, community event that we all cherish and look forward to each Saturday!
  • DENISE EHRENHARD
  • 142 days, 26 minutes ago
I LOVE THE VARIETY OF LOCAL FRESH PRODUCE THAT IS SOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN THE GROCERY STORE
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 1 hour ago
Always fresh, always something fresh and homegrown to purchase for dinner. I love to try different cuts of pork, beef, and lamb from my favorite vendors - the Boyers(beef & pork), Cindy Madsen (pork), Tom Cory (lamb & goat). The locally made Gouda cheese makes me wake up extra early to get to the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 1 hour ago
  • David Christiansen
  • 142 days, 1 hour ago
for the usual reasons.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 1 hour ago
Locally grow fruits, veggies and meat vendors. You know your dollar is going to the hands that raised the product when you buy from them. Add in a touch of Iowa State Fair food atmosphere and its a mini Iowa State Fair from May to October!
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 2 hours ago
  • jeanette minor
  • 142 days, 2 hours ago
good stuff and music
  • Brett Blanchfield
  • 142 days, 2 hours ago
Papusas! Flowers, Breads, roasted peppers, bikes, dogs, kids, oh and the papusas are good too.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 3 hours ago
It's a true community event, bringing people together from all over the metro area for great, locally-produced food.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 3 hours ago
I go to the Farmers Market every Saturday. I love the organic veggies and fruit that are locally grown, it's better for me. Plus it's a great atmosphere to shop and visit!
  • Dean Benschoter
  • 142 days, 3 hours ago
What a great place to drive to on Sat morn. Breakfast with flowers and people
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 4 hours ago
The market has a great variety of fresh locally grown produce, hostas, flowers, cheeses, meats and even mushrooms. There are numerous choices for a delicious breakfast...some great artisan breads...Iowa wines...
  • Don Mitchell
  • 142 days, 4 hours ago
Great choices of excellent produce and I love seeing the dogs!!!
  • Robert Oberbillig
  • 142 days, 4 hours ago
I like supporting local farmers, it is a great event, and we eat better
  • Katie Bryant
  • 142 days, 4 hours ago
It's awesome!
  • Diana Rezac
  • 142 days, 5 hours ago
Fresh products!
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 6 hours ago
There is such a huge variety of items that you can get. It is fun to walk around and see what the vendors have to offer.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 7 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 13 hours ago
Good fresh food, good prices, great friends.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 15 hours ago
Fresh raspberries, Iowa sweet corn, heritage tomatoes, and all the good things to eat right there on the spot make the Downtown Farmers Market the best place to be on Saturday mornings from May through October!
  • Diann Evans
  • 142 days, 15 hours ago
There is no better way to know exactly where your food is coming from and how it is grown than to connect with local farmers at the Market. They provide us with a variety of really fresh veggies and fruits that change as the season progresses. There is no better way to spend Saturday morning than browsing through the Market with friends, listening to the entertainers, having breakfast, and shopping for the items you'll be eating throughout the next week. The Market is a true social event!!
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 16 hours ago
The Market is a consistently improving Saturday morning event in which people of all means and backgrounds intermix in a spirit verging on celebration as they promote small business and good health.
  • Charles Nielsen
  • 142 days, 16 hours ago
I and my family always have a good time coming to the Des Moines Market. We have a 2-hour drive but it's always worth it for the food and other items we find there. I especially like to see some of the crafts that people have made and brought to the market. And then there are always vegies of all kinds to be had and some really good food. A very good market!!
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 17 hours ago
It provides a massive amount of choice in fresh veggies and fruit in the summer/fall and plants in the spring. Plus there is a big variety of breads, sweets, crafts and music.
  • ashley scheidel
  • 142 days, 19 hours ago
It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning - sampling delicious treats, purchasing local produce and taking in all the people.
  • Jack Troxel
  • 142 days, 19 hours ago
The variety of people selling items, from the fresh produce & baked goods to the people selling handmade itmes and flowers. Also very nice to have a selection of itmes ready to eat from the breakfast burrito's to the tarts and dutch letters.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 20 hours ago
  • Ric Frambach
  • 142 days, 20 hours ago
I feel it's an important link to cultivate.... the link between food producer and food consumer.
  • Lora Van Ryswyk
  • 142 days, 21 hours ago
My daughter and I just love bringing our dog, CeCe, and checking out all the wonderful things they sell!
  • Sheryle Drake
  • 142 days, 21 hours ago
It makes Saturday a wonderful day! Great people and great produce and flowers!
  • Cynthia Blepo
  • 142 days, 22 hours ago
It's more refreshing and there are lots of delicious fresh fruits and we go each Saturday!
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 22 hours ago
Such a wonderful variety of vendors!
  • Dennise Hunter
  • 142 days, 22 hours ago
It's my favorite place to be on a Saturday morning! To me it's like going to a fair. I also like that I'm buying locally & it's all so fresh.
  • Peyton Baumgartel
  • 142 days, 22 hours ago
  • Joe Smith
  • 142 days, 22 hours ago
We've been going weekly, or almost weekly for years. We started when we lived in Ankeny. It's easier from Des Moines. We love the variety of foods available and are committed to buying local and organic whenever possible. We try to avoid pesticides, fertilizers and hormones in our food. The DSM Farmers Market makes that easy.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 23 hours ago
It's a great place to support the local economy, get really fresh (many organic) foods and help the environment by reducing the carbon footprint made by trucking produce across the county. It's great to know where your food comes from. AND, it's a fun and vibrant place to be! It's the Midwest at it's best and a must for not only locals, but visitors to Des Moines.
  • Anonymous
  • 142 days, 23 hours ago
I have been to farmer's markets in other cities and this one is the best because of the variety.
  • Debora Hobbs
  • 143 days, 3 minutes ago
What can I say; the best vendors, the best food, the best entertainment, and most well-run farmers market! The place to be every Saturday morning.
  • Cindy Dethrow
  • 143 days, 6 minutes ago
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 11 minutes ago
Shopped today and it was wonderful. Enjoyed a trio playing old favorites. The crowd was in to the music. We swayed, clapped and sang to the music. Found the ginger root, fresh garlic peppers and home grown tomatoes. The food stalls were great. The fragrance of the spices and meat was wonderful. People were friendly, gave me tips on finding the juiciest peaches in the world. I really appreciate the stalls which were willing to give free samples. I was happy to see our local wineries. People were happy, warm and just friendly. We were all sharing a great fun experience. My greatest find was challah bread and l just tasted it and it is delicious. I can always go back to my favorite vendors, but there are always wonderful surprises. I almost forgot the artisans...it isn't a craft show. There were so many beautiful things to see and buy. Hats off, to my favorite farmers' market.
  • erin mitchell
  • 143 days, 1 hour ago
I love the DSM farmer's market. I go every time I visit Des Moines.
  • Esther Locher
  • 143 days, 1 hour ago
I go to the Downtown farmers market almost every saturday to look around, enjoy the music, try samples, and buy an amazing breakfast and produce to take home. There are some places that I regularly look for but there is always a surprise, also. Thank you for providing such an amazing atmosphere!
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 2 hours ago
We love the market for the atmosphere, the energy of the event, the friends we meet, and of course, the fresh produce and great breads. And the cheese. The wonderful goat cheese.
  • wanda m.
  • 143 days, 2 hours ago
Small business and local is the basis for a strong economy. Your grocery, food and entertainment dollars stay in your own community. Des Moines farmers market has a large variety of vendors, creating a festive atmosphere and great shopping opportunities.
  • Mike Matthes
  • 143 days, 2 hours ago
Fresh organic food and flowers!
  • Jan Mitchell
  • 143 days, 2 hours ago
It's more than the food, the entertainment, the vendors--it's the diversity of the people and the sense of community as we gather downtown for this wonderful Saturday morning event.
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 2 hours ago
Variety. Quality. Live Entertainment. Breakfast food. Family fun.
  • Pam Alvord
  • 143 days, 3 hours ago
  • Theresa Kehoe
  • 143 days, 3 hours ago
Fresh food, great selection, great prices, great selections
  • Eva Christiansen
  • 143 days, 3 hours ago
Fresh local produce and products that I can select.
  • Bob Henderson
  • 143 days, 3 hours ago
Love it. About as close to Europe as you can get in the Midwest.
  • Jerry Stubben
  • 143 days, 4 hours ago
We drive 55 miles one way to buy organic foods, fabulous breads, clothing and home grown Iowa products of all kinds....and talk to so many interesting and friendly people.
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 4 hours ago
Good stuff!
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 4 hours ago
Easy access and fresh products!
  • scott Boeckelmann
  • 143 days, 15 hours ago
Because it is so big.
  • deb Wiley
  • 143 days, 15 hours ago
Great stuff!
  • Anonymous
  • 143 days, 15 hours ago
Everything is locally produced, and it's great way to spend your Saturday morning.
  • Theresa Staats
  • 143 days, 17 hours ago
I LOVE the Market. I go every week that I am able, and worked there for several years as a helper for one of the downtown restaurants on Court serving breakfast pizza.
  • kevin ernst
  • 143 days, 20 hours ago
We have been to the market several times we love the food and the music. Great atmosphere!
  • Amanda Furry
  • 144 days, 13 hours ago
Whenever we visit the area we go to the farmers market. Great food, wonderful homegrown veggies, and it is very cultural. It is great for the kids as well. LOVE IT!!!
  • mark kane
  • 144 days, 15 hours ago
fresh veggies
  • Paul Benschoter
  • 144 days, 16 hours ago
It's a great place to go with my wife and kids. Everyone of us have our favorite spots to eat or shop. I eat my way through almost every Saturday.
  • Brooke Benschoter
  • 144 days, 16 hours ago
Not only is the product and produce great but the market is the place to meet and have fun each weekend. Our weekends are not the same without it.
  • Anonymous
  • 144 days, 16 hours ago
It is a great place to get local produce, local products, great food and meet people.
  • Anonymous
  • 144 days, 16 hours ago
Because it has so much to offer, organic, food, home baked goodies, music, crafts, clothes, friends,and a positive atmosphere. What more could you ask for!
  • Anonymous
  • 144 days, 17 hours ago
I love the fresh veggies and fruit that are locally grown, thus better for me. Plus it's a great atmosphere to shop and visit!
  • Paula Forest
  • 144 days, 18 hours ago
Love all the fresh food, the great treats, and the wonderful atmosphere
  • Anonymous
  • 144 days, 19 hours ago
OMG!!!! The BEST in the WORLD!!!
  • Deborah Waltz
  • 144 days, 19 hours ago
The people are friendly, the music is great there are a lot of activities for children and it is a great place to meet your friends and just hang out!
  • Cathy Wilkinson Barash
  • 144 days, 20 hours ago
I love being able to get organic, local produce and products....wish it could start earlier and end later.
  • Melissa Collins
  • 144 days, 21 hours ago
  • Twila Glenn
  • 144 days, 21 hours ago
Took our whole family reunion to DM FM - young and old, they loved it!
  • Bradley Halverson
  • 144 days, 22 hours ago
  • joy j droessler
  • 144 days, 22 hours ago
Fresh Produce, Fresh Ideas, Fresh Minds, Pet Friendly is Refreshng!! oh ya the Mimosa's and Live Fresh Music and Pure Enterainment is always a Refresher after a long devoted work week. Plenty of Fresh Smiles in the Morning and still Smiling by Noon. Thanks Des Moines Farmers Market for always being Fresh To the People who Support YOU.. I know I DO!!!
  • Tonia Furry
  • 144 days, 22 hours ago
Great selection. Great food. Whenever I have anybody from out of town visit I take them because it is unlike any other market in the midwest.
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 32 minutes ago
I love my farmer's market because it ranges from home grown iowa veggies to local restaurants offering their best! You'll always run into someone you know and you'll always find something to take home whether its food for dinner or flowers for your rooms! The DSM Farmer's Market is the place to be Saturday mornings in the summer!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 35 minutes ago
The wonderful, fresh produce; inspired crafts; outdoor dining; music & entertainment; fresh-brewed coffee--what's not to like?!
  • Jon Gearino
  • 145 days, 35 minutes ago
Because I wish to support locally grown food in my local economy.
  • AJ Archer
  • 145 days, 36 minutes ago
Awesome food and entertainment!
  • James Baker
  • 145 days, 42 minutes ago
Fresh . . . food, air, attitudes, opinions
  • Carlos Garza
  • 145 days, 50 minutes ago
The Des Moines Farmers Market is a wonderful addition to the cultural scene in Iowa!
  • Amy Reynolds
  • 145 days, 55 minutes ago
  • phyllis Stevens
  • 145 days, 1 hour ago
Because it is big, loud, musicial, has fresh foods, and lots of people
  • Courtney Kain
  • 145 days, 1 hour ago
They have a space for bikes! Local food vendors are great! We need to support local farmers and this is a great place for everyone to be involved in that.
  • Kate Ramundt
  • 145 days, 2 hours ago
It has great vendors and people. I love it!
  • Barbra Jotzke
  • 145 days, 2 hours ago
There is no better way to start a weekend than listening to music, eating fresh foods and picking up fresh ingredients for a weekend of cooking
  • Claire Bisanz
  • 145 days, 2 hours ago
It has a great variety of products and a fun atmosphere.
  • Rebecca Batcheller
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is not only a great place to buy fresh produce, sample tasty treats, and browse handmade crafts...it's also a social setting! The atmosphere is terrific!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Wonderful fresh produce, great crafts, just lots and lots of wonderful stands, great setting.
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Lots of memories of watermelon and baklava with my grandpa.
  • Julie Kennedy
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Great way to get fresh produce, unique plants, an inexpensive breakfast and support local folks.
  • Stacy Smith
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
I love the atmosphere, the friendliness, the variety of produce, love the arts. It's such a relaxing way to spend your Saturday morning - and I love, love supporting our local farmers and economy!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anna Eaton
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Great food,Great People, and just a Great!
  • BRENT JACKSON
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Great food for breakfast and lunch. Good produce, baked goods and meets. Great people and pet watching. Right in the heart of downtown.
  • Michelle Daugherty
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Selection of fantastic produce and yummy food in an upbeat setting.
  • Kerry Weig
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Great selection-fun for the whole family.
  • Michelle Kelly
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
The great variety of venders
  • bruno ansevics
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
the market has a carnival atmosphere, with a little bit of everthing for everone. it's a great place to spend a saturday morning.
  • Shawn Peterson
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Food, fun, people. Did I mention the food? The vendors are awesome. It's a great set up organizedby a good group of people.
  • Dawn Waser
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
It is the best Farmers Market. A lot of vendors and variety to choose from.
  • Jo Riley
  • 145 days, 3 hours ago
Love the food and the closeness of getting to know the people who planted, nutured and harvested the food that I eat. To me this event represents what community and families are all about.
  • Tom Cameron
  • 145 days, 4 hours ago
AWESOME set up, atmosphere, selection... EVERYTHING! Always a great time!
  • Kimberly Kelley
  • 145 days, 4 hours ago
Great veggies!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 4 hours ago
great people, fantastic products...and it's local
  • DELANEY LYNCH
  • 145 days, 4 hours ago
It's the best way to spend a Saturday morning!
  • anastasia glenn
  • 145 days, 4 hours ago
Lots of reasons - sustainable farming methods, excellent produce, delicious ready-to-eat food and drinks, all by local people! Also, a wide variety of educational booths, live music, and crafts including but not limited to pottery, jewelry, dish towels, and note cards...I've been to Farmer's Markets in other states - DM's Downtown Sat FM is by far the best!
  • Sarah Spellman
  • 145 days, 5 hours ago
Des Moines Farmers Market has every type of vendor you could hope for. It's a great place to people watch while you eat a hot vedor breakfast or lunch. There are enough businesses along the route of the Farmers Market, you can hop inside at anytime to escape the elements of the outdoors (heat or rain). The Des Moines Farmers Market is by far one of the things that Des Moines is most proud of.
  • carrie kimrey
  • 145 days, 5 hours ago
food
  • Sheryl Lockwood
  • 145 days, 6 hours ago
It Rocks
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 12 hours ago
It rocks!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 13 hours ago
Good food and good value
  • Susan Clements
  • 145 days, 14 hours ago
Fresh food, friendly faces, diverse people, unique gifts and a bountiful breakfast every Saturday morning!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 14 hours ago
I am proud of Des Moines' farmers market. It has something for everyone and showcases our vibrant downtown area.
  • Michele Eaton
  • 145 days, 14 hours ago
Fresh, clean, produce, jams, jells, bread, butter it's where i get my peanutbutter, why becouse i want to support local.
  • Judy McClure
  • 145 days, 14 hours ago
GREAT produce, flowers and food to eat! Lots and lots of good-natured people of all ages and walks of life -- friends, neighbors, business colleages, the mayor...everyone comes to the Downtown Farmers' Market Saturday mornings in Des Moines.
  • Kathy Eastman
  • 145 days, 15 hours ago
Great food, great atmosphere, supports our local economy, great place to meet up with friends!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 18 hours ago
Great products, great people, great atmosphere.......
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 18 hours ago
Great weekend family activity, wonderful produce and flowers and a great opportunity to see and catch up with friends!
  • Tiffanie Hiibner
  • 145 days, 19 hours ago
For all of the fresh yummy things I can get there!
  • Ann Buck
  • 145 days, 22 hours ago
It is a great place to go on a Saturday. Wonderful fruits and vegetables available along with the baked goods, etc. You meet a lot of people and a very educational environment. I think the flowers are wonderful too! You can spend hours there and take it all in!
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 145 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
Its the ONLY place to be on Saturday morning. If we cant make it we know we are missing out! Its such a great thing for Iowa... and for us!
  • Krista Peterson
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
  • Lorraine Head
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
great variety, fresh local produce, baked goods to cry for, various cultures represented and most of all PAPUSAS! My new addiction :)
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is a great opportunity to connect with local people and producers, purchase Iowa Products and promote the Iowa economy. Besides it's affordable, fresh and fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
The vendors are great, it's a happening spot for a Saturday morning and I love being able to support local farmers. Getting homegrown food and knowing where it came from is important for our family.
  • Kim Ball
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
Fresh, Fun & Fabulous Colors
  • Katie Dusek
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
Love the variety and the people! I even bring people form Chicago to Des Moines JUST for the Farmers Market! It's the best!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
It is such a wonderful variety of activities and vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
Great people, great place, so much to see and do!
  • Judy Vonk
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
What isn't there to love. I like the idea that I am helping to support our local farmers and our reward is all the good homegrown fruits, and vegetables. Love to buy flowers and plants as well. My daughter comes home from Kansas City and brings her friends, they are all so impressed. They comment that our farmers market far surpresses their farmers market in Kansas City. There is something for everyone. I hope it continues to grow. We have something very special going in Des Moines. You get very spoiled being able to buy all fresh produce. Hard to have to start buying from grocery stores through the winter months, just not the same.
  • Victoria Brenton
  • 146 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Great products from our local farmers, great food, great atmosphere, great layout of vendors. We have the greatest friendly local people shopping and displaying. Also great visitors coming in from every location imaginable!
  • Kristin Luedtke
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
My favorite part of the Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market is the eclectic atmosphere. It's best to come hungry because there are so many tasty options — breakfast burritos, roasted corn on the cob, poffertjes, Salvadoran papusas and tamales, egg rolls, smoothies and lemonade, fresh rootbeer, all-kinds-of-meat, samosas, Dutch letters and even bloody marys if you stop at one of the bars lining the streets. There are also samples from the various wineries, dairies and bakeries. And that's just the ready-to-eat part. The herbs are high quality and inexpensive — as are the vegetables, fruits and wide selection of flowers. You can even buy skip the produce and buy the plants to grow it yourself. Then check out all aprons, lawn ornaments, jewelry, clothing, dog treats and more. All this and the best part is still the people — it's awfully hard to be in a bad mood in that atmosphere. People push baby carriages, musicians play on corners and many vendors even put out water bowls for the various dogs (who are on leashes, of course). Whenever we have family visit from out-of-state, the first request is always a trip to the farmer's market — as if we weren't already planning on it!
  • Brad Stanbrough
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Because we are in the heartland! Thats where the best people and products such as produce come from!
  • Sharon Keeling
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Because it's very well ran and I love everything about it!
  • mallory kent
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
There's always great food and a lot of interesting things to look at.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Great activity, even when I don't buy anything.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Great way to support the local vendors and get delicious, fresh foods all in one location. Its great for socializing and enjoying beautiful Saturday mornings.
  • Debbie Kelly
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Fresh, fabulous food and amazing energy. It's the best.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
I love the Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market because of the wide variety and selection. It not only has a wide variety of fresh produce it also has a variety of different vendors from jewelry, to coffee, to wine, to bread, to art, to desserts. It also has live music in almost every corner. It also has the best breakfast burritos. And the best bloody marys from Cabco!
  • Lindsey Kroeger
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Good food, good people!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 2 hours ago
Love the food and the atmosphere. It's a great way to start the weekend.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Great Energy; great food; diverse food vendors; kid friendly; dog friendly
  • Amy Singer
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
I love the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, it's a great way to support local farmers in the Des Moines area!! Not to mention the breakfast burritos are great while you stroll around the market!!
  • Brandy Patrick
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Fantastic food and amazing atmosphere! It is truly the place to be on Saturday mornings!
  • janine richards
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
It is amazing. It has grown immensely in the last few years. There are so many things to choose from. It is the best marked that I have been to.
  • Andy Negrete
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
We love the Des Moines Downtown Farmer's Market. Prices on things are so within reason. The crowds are great. You can even heat some great entertain while you shop.
  • Jami Graves
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
We love buying local. And we LOVE Saturday morning Breakfast Burritos!!
  • Stephanie Jacobs
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Great local food, music, BREAKFAST BURRITOS, and friendly vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
The fresh produce and the eclectic group of vendors make our farmer's market great.
  • Megan Kruger
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
  • jill means
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Because the produce is awesome and I like to support our local farmers.
  • Michelle Bruns
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
The variety of vendors is fabulous and the fresh produce is amazing.
  • Jes Schnieders
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Our Farmers Market offers a variety of products and produce as well as quality entertainment. The atmosphere is absolutly energizing. Attenting the Downtown Farmers Market has become an event to look forward to in the Spring and mourn when it ends in the fall.
  • Carie Marienau
  • 146 days, 3 hours ago
Love the atmosphere, vendors, and mostly, the burritos!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
Love the atmosphere, love the veggies, love the cupcakes (!), and love to support local farmers. The produce you get there tastes so much better than what you can get anywhere else.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
I grew up on a farm in Iowa and know how important things like this are to the farming community. It's more than the sale. It's the way of life, the community gathering, the love of the work, the belief in the system.
  • Lynn Deyen
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It's a great place to spend a Saturday morning. There is an amazing variety of vendors from flowers and herbs, fresh produce, food vendors, bakery's, arts and crafts to live musicians. It's also a great place to take your dog for socialization with other dogs.
  • Robert Collins
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
The absolute best place to pick up our favorite foods and enjoy the family atmosphere with our children. A truly inspiring experience every time we attend.
  • Katy Wirt
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
Great food, great produce, great people.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It's the BEST farmer's market ever ... great people, great gifts and produce, you name it!
  • Melody Novak
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
  • Keesia Wirt
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
From Mother's Day through Halloween weekend, there is no better way to kick off your Saturday than a trip to the farmers market. The vendors are helpful and friendly, the street food is delicious, the local farm products are wonderful and the festive atmosphere can't be beat!
  • Kim Pfannebecker
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is bike-friendly, dog-friendly and generally a great place to spend a Saturday morning. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. I always find what I'm looking for, as the market offers a wide variety of local vendors. The Downtown Farmers Market is a prime example of an entire city supporting local producers. AND the breakfast burritos are extra-delicious!
  • Megan Caldbeck
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It has the best produce! There are so many different vendors, I love the food, Iowa wines and the jewelry vendors the most. It's always got new beautiful things!
  • Matthew Olson
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
Local produce, fresh off the farm! Wonderful atmosphere.
  • Joel Brewer
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It's such a great community event. It's nice to see everyone supporting local businesses, especially during these tough economic times. I do my weekly produce shopping at the market each weekend.
  • Nicole Mendieta
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It is a great venue to get fresh produce, crafts, great food and have fun!
  • Sara Dirks
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It is awesome! Fun, fresh, exciting. A great way to spend your morning and support your community. It's also great to be able to connect with the people who are actually growing the product instead of the grocery store workers who don't have a clue about what they are selling.
  • Patrick Baker
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
  • Chris Coleman
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
It is the best place to see cool stuff and to be seen in Iowa.
  • Susan Strome
  • 146 days, 4 hours ago
Something to look forward to every Saturday morning in the summer - a community party of art, food and music provided by our own very talented Iowa friends and neighbors!
  • Kayleen Tometich
  • 146 days, 5 hours ago
great variety!
  • Michelle Lange
  • 146 days, 5 hours ago
  • David Walleser
  • 146 days, 14 hours ago
Great gathering of local producers, merchants, and consumers!
  • Ken Root
  • 146 days, 16 hours ago
It has everything: food, fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts and a party atmosphere that makes everyone want to come and buy.
  • John Hofman
  • 146 days, 16 hours ago
good location good facilities good vendors good goods over all the best market i have been to
  • robert bannister
  • 146 days, 16 hours ago
  • Martha Mann
  • 146 days, 17 hours ago
it is the best one I have ever been to and Molly Kotval is amazing!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 17 hours ago
Not only do we sell produce at this market, but over the many years of attending this market it is like "coming home" every weekend we are there. By this I mean we care about what is happening in each others lives, not just our fellow vendors, but also our regular customers. I like to refer to it as fellowship!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 17 hours ago
It's like a neighborhood every time I go!
  • Michael Nall
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
The food!
  • Kari Tindall
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
I grew up on a farm and I understand how important it is to support your local growers. I also am associated with the Court District Business Association and we love to spend and buy local as much as possible!
  • Kira Hamilton
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
Its Fresh, Fun, and its for all ages. It also supports local friends and families. Des Moines also has the cleanest well organized farmers market I have enjoyed.
  • Jim Betts
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
Excellent location and local vendors. If only it could be a year-round venue! Support local!
  • Stef Bovee
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 19 hours ago
It is the best and most versital farmers market that I have had the pleasure of visiting.
  • Angel Head
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
It's huge! It's diverse! It's fun! It's a wonderful chance to buy local and educate the public about where their food comes from.
  • Jessica Taylor
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
Because every Saturday rain or shine, our community comes together to celebrate with our family, friends and farmers.
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
  • Matt Russell
  • 146 days, 20 hours ago
They've done a fantastic job of promoting this market over a number of years and have turned it into a community event that regularly draws 20,000 people a week. It's the place to be in Des Moines on a Saturday morning.
  • Gwen Schlepphorst
  • 147 days, 2 hours ago
  • Brent Allen
  • 147 days, 3 hours ago
  • Marsha Linebach
  • 147 days, 3 hours ago
I love the crisp morning air and all the fun people that run their stands!!
  • Anonymous
  • 147 days, 4 hours ago
This is the best farmers market I have ever seen. It is larger than anything I have ever seen in the DC area where I live, and sells a much wider variety of produce, baked goods, other prepared food, and craft items. I wish I had something like it near me!
  • Ellen Mason
  • 147 days, 5 hours ago
Great produce, great variety, friendly people, something for everyone - all at great prices, Not to mention the great dogs and all the babies.
  • Carmen Reitsma
  • 147 days, 15 hours ago
We are vendors. It's a great place to buy and sell. They have many things you can't buy other places.
  • Anonymous
  • 147 days, 16 hours ago
Love the products and atmosphere!
  • rob mcgrath
  • 147 days, 22 hours ago
I am a huge fan of the local farmers market, the vendors are friendly the food is awsome and there is always such a vast variety, however, I have found myself going less and less due to the "bring your dog" policy. I do not feel the market is a place for pets, the city has parks and trails. We dont need these or any other animals around food or young children regardless of their demeanor. REMOVE DOGS FROM THE FARMERS MARKET they are losing my buisness because of it
  • Tiffany Smith
  • 147 days, 22 hours ago
Buying local and buying fresh is such a great feeling!
  • Robert Van Buren
  • 147 days, 23 hours ago
  • Amy Hauser
  • 148 days, 5 hours ago
I love Juan O'Sullivan's Salsa!!! I love the atmosphere and seeing and supporting local businesses.
  • Anonymous
  • 148 days, 5 hours ago
I love the great selection of fresh food and other products to choose from
  • Julia Simpson
  • 148 days, 6 hours ago
  • Nealy Brenton
  • 148 days, 18 hours ago
B/c of the community, dedication, and the like minded invidviuals who make it what it is and becomes.
  • Lisa Barcelo
  • 148 days, 22 hours ago
I love to support my community and enjoy fresh produce and products offered by local businesses.
  • jm benshoof
  • 149 days, 1 hour ago
juan osullivans
  • Chris Murphy
  • 149 days, 4 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is one of the best organized, and executed events in Iowa. Every detail is well thought and, and it shows!
  • Rita Eastman
  • 149 days, 15 hours ago
This is a very deversafied market and just plain fun to be involved in. The people are friendly and a joy to work with.
  • Wendy Huff
  • 149 days, 21 hours ago
Great local food and products! There isn't anywhere else to get such a great variety in one place!
  • Anonymous
  • 149 days, 21 hours ago
I like the atmosphere it brings, but most of all I like the freshness of everything.
  • Julie Lubbe
  • 149 days, 23 hours ago
Best farmers market to visit from out of town. Lots of variety and fun.
  • Denise Winter
  • 150 days, 38 minutes ago
It is amazing! Great atmosphere, products are wonderful, friendly people, it is a fun time!
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 45 minutes ago
incredible selection, friendly vendors, great quality, and reasonable prices for awesome products.
  • barb lang
  • 150 days, 1 hour ago
  • Colleen Leinen
  • 150 days, 2 hours ago
Why not? It's awesome
  • Barbara Hatch
  • 150 days, 2 hours ago
We met in Des Moines for our family reunion. My husband and I stayed at the Savery and spent the entire morning with the rest of the family strolling the market. Loved the diversity of people and had a great breakfast!
  • Chris Muhlbauer
  • 150 days, 3 hours ago
  • robert pinkley
  • 150 days, 4 hours ago
It supports our local economy, and is a great way to start your Saturday morning.
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 14 hours ago
the Dutch letters from the Strudl Haus are awesome.
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 15 hours ago
Great food, music and creative kid activities involving food, too. And I always see people I know.
  • Ken Van Buren
  • 150 days, 15 hours ago
A relaxing place to spend a Saturday morning with good products and good friends and fun activities.
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 16 hours ago
wonderful produce and yummy breakfast. they allow everyone to attend, including dogs!
  • Greg Lincoln
  • 150 days, 19 hours ago
It has great products, great people, and great leaders. A good mix of products that met people's needs.
  • Judy Burken
  • 150 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 21 hours ago
We have the most selection and the freshest products
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 21 hours ago
It's the best - people, produce.
  • daphne emmack-owens
  • 150 days, 21 hours ago
LOVE IT.
  • Kristie Turner
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
I love our farmers market! Good food, entertainment and great people!
  • Lynn Fallon
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
Because it allows us to purchase our food locally/regionally.
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
  • Rachel Sweerin
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
  • Ellen Nelson
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
A great spot to buy local produce, art work and be seen in Des Moines. I take all my out of town visitors to the Market and they love it. It is a tremendous representative of Iowa culture.
  • Julie Bump
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
  • Robert Vespestad
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
Great place to get fresh produce
  • Paula Farrell
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
it's a very fun place to go on Sat. morning! There is a GREAT selection of local fruits, vegetables and other wonderful tasting foods! There is also GREAT entertainment! If I weren't in my own garden in spring and the early part of summer on Sat. mornings, I'd be there a lot more Saturdays!
  • Greg Clark
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
  • Bobby Bailey
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
In the heart of where food should be grown and amidst one of the most beautiful downtown renovations in the country, the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market is vibrant with produce, people and pizazz. Live music, crafts, gigantic breakfast burritos. Something for everyone and then some. Why wouldn't someone want to visit Des Moines in the summer (as opposed to the colder months)?
  • Rachel Paine
  • 151 days, 2 minutes ago
  • Ernest Koch
  • 151 days, 4 minutes ago
This is the best run farmers market that I have ever visited. The types and quality of venders and proucts are unsurpassed. The people are pathologically friendly. This is a welcome relief.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 15 minutes ago
  • laurie wedmore
  • 151 days, 20 minutes ago
I LOVE the farmers market. It makes me feel like I am somewhere on vacation. I really like sipping on a cup of coffee and having a pastry sitting inbetween the buildings by Java Joe's. That little spot reminds of New Orleans.
  • Patricia Wootton
  • 151 days, 40 minutes ago
I visited this Market this summer while I was in Des Moines for a family reunion. We have quite a market here in San Rafael, California, where I live, but I was hugely impressed with the vendors and produce I found here!
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 53 minutes ago
fresh produce. Des Moines ROCKS!
  • Mark Rynearson
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
  • BRad Kamcheff
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
Great plce to introduce my children to the where their food is coming from
  • Kvin McIlhon
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
Great produce, art food and wonderful family enviroment, best I have ever been to.
  • Joel Jeanblanc
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
It's a great market. Uncrowded because it's spreadout. Good selection of items. Great people watching too.
  • Joseph Sullivan
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
It is fun, the food is fresh, and the people are genuine! My favorite is my Irish "cousin" Juan O'Sullivan's salsa. -- Cousin Joe, in Hong Kong at the moment
  • Sharon Burns
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
I enjoy the varity of fresh foods, the friendliness of everyone. It's a great way to spend Saturday morning.
  • Erica Upmeyer
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
Our community pulls together to support our local farmers. The Downtown Farmers Market is a great way to connect with the people in the community - you can feel the energy downtown and the "Midwest Touch" when walking through the Market. We love to shop and then stop at a local brewery and enjoy brunch and bloody mary's and people watch. We not only get to support the local farmers but our local businesses at the same time - plus it never fails, we always run into someone we haven't seen in awhile and get to catch up with old friends.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
LOTS of good produce.. it's good to support the local producers
  • Nikki Brecht
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 1 hour ago
good food, fun to be around great people
  • Rebecca Bell
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
It has everything!
  • Seth Greene
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Bevan Everett
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
The variety of veggies, live music, and nice people.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
Great atmosphere, great food!!
  • Matt Upmeyer
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Mindi Slaybaugh
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
Love the atmosphere, produce and flowers!
  • Spencer Harsch
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
the best ever and i am from texas!
  • Tina Estrem
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Cassie Cimaglia
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 2 hours ago
Where else can you go and have direct contact with such a great group of people - on both sides of the tables! Yummy and fun - what a combo!
  • Cindy Fleischacker
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
It's the simple pleasure of strolling thru the wide variety of locally produced products, the vibrant colors, the fresh scents, the smiles, the pride on the faces of those selling their products. It's a festival unto itself.
  • Dawn Hyman
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
  • Lisa Dahlhauser
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
It is a perfect display of how a city can come together. The food, produce, crafts, and talent make the Downtown Farmers Market a must on Saturday mornings.
  • bree bridgeman
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
  • Abigail Duncan
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
It is a great farmers market with tons of optoins and variety! I cant wait to go tomorrow!
  • Stacy Henrichsen
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
What better thing to do in on a Saturday morning!!! The smells, people and of course the wonderful food. It is so great to see the community come together and sell local products and have everyone support the community. My most favorite part is the friendly people at the Juan O'Sullivan salsa booth, I have never had such wonderful salsa in my life.
  • Joy Augspurger
  • 151 days, 4 hours ago
Best place to go on a Saturday morning!
  • Cindy Mackey
  • 151 days, 5 hours ago
Everyone looks forward to the farmers market season in downtown Des Moines! Very eclectic...you can find something for everyone there. Many couples make a date of it! Friends, food and fun on a beautiful Saturday morning. What could be better!
  • Barb Buckton
  • 151 days, 5 hours ago
I go to the Downtown Farmer's Market every week to get the freshest produce from local merchants.
  • Michelle Campbell
  • 151 days, 5 hours ago
It has a great variety of fresh local food.
  • Staci Allison
  • 151 days, 5 hours ago
The have the best homemade salsa (Juan O'Sullivan's) and gifts ranging from table cloths to items to support your favorite College team (go Hawks) from (Cottage by the Creek). I love bringing my daughter down to the market!
  • Nicholas Bigelow
  • 151 days, 5 hours ago
It's friendly, fun, family-oriented, and has great products!
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 14 hours ago
I had the pleasure of visting this summer and it was wonderful!
  • martha yost
  • 151 days, 14 hours ago
we visited when visiting my sister from W. Des Moines and the market was wonderful!! I was jealous that we don't have anything like it.
  • Sybil Sullivan
  • 151 days, 14 hours ago
Great local food and help supporting local farmers and farms.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 14 hours ago
Lots of variety, lots of smiles, lots of good quality produce & food/beverage vendors!
  • Laura Nessler
  • 151 days, 15 hours ago
Because the vendors have amazing product. I love the fresh produce as well as the food that is available there. The artists are talented and the crowds are the best! It is the best atmosphere around...a way for musicians, growers, artisans all to shine!@!!!
  • DeLaine Burken
  • 151 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 15 hours ago
it's fun
  • Lynzee Head
  • 151 days, 16 hours ago
I love buying locally grown produce!
  • Douglas Uhlman
  • 151 days, 17 hours ago
The Des Moines Farmer's Market has a great selection of local produce, pastry, and cuisine. I have worked the market for 11 years and it is a ritual for thousands of residents and a place to visit for those who only come to town once a year. You can stop in for your weekly groceries and maybe meet the man/woman of your dreams. It is the social element of the market that gives it so much value.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 17 hours ago
It's the place to be on Saturday mornings in Des Moines!
  • Megan Hanlon
  • 151 days, 18 hours ago
It is run very efficiently.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 19 hours ago
good food, great atmosphere
  • Whitney Longnecker
  • 151 days, 19 hours ago
There are so many products at the Downtown Farmers Market and each week is different. It's big enough to offer a great selection but also small enough that you can really get to know the vendors. Great experience!
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 19 hours ago
It's FABULOUS!!!! What a great way to spend your Saturday morning. I love everything about it. I look forward to seeing what's new and enjoying my favorite vendors....like the Farm Boys breakfast burrito and our favorite watermelon/canteloupe spot.
  • deb smith
  • 151 days, 20 hours ago
  • Rachael Shields
  • 151 days, 20 hours ago
Great food, flowers and music! Such a relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 20 hours ago
  • Kenny Ball
  • 151 days, 20 hours ago
  • Jamie Evans
  • 151 days, 21 hours ago
Because it is the best. It is a great place to spend a Saturday morning with your family, enjoy great food and live music. All the different vendors everyone will be sure to find something that they love.
  • Erin D.
  • 151 days, 21 hours ago
Great time in downtown, love it!
  • Amanda Huster
  • 151 days, 22 hours ago
i love everything about it!!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 23 hours ago
I've lived in several states, and no farmers market even comes close to comparing to the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines. The location really brings the area to life. It's an amazing place to be on a Saturday morning.
  • Brandy Macumber
  • 151 days, 23 hours ago
Great city, great food, great people, great vendors! What else is there to say.
  • Anonymous
  • 151 days, 23 hours ago
They have the best produce and are super friendly!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 9 minutes ago
  • Brian Schwartz
  • 152 days, 14 minutes ago
Not only do I get fresh fruit and vegies, it is mandatory that I seek out the best cinnamon roll. Arts and crafts, fresh food, baked goods, you cannot go wrong.
  • Jan Tharp
  • 152 days, 35 minutes ago
The location is perfect for all areas of the city to conveniently get to along with bus lines. The people and vendors are great, and the foods are WOW!!! We are lucky to have.
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 43 minutes ago
Its the best farmer's market EVER!!!
  • Gary Bedard
  • 152 days, 56 minutes ago
So many variety of items to try and buy
  • E Zaletel
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Many farmers, food, entertainment, people watching and much much more! Gotta love it!
  • Jill Shesol
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
By far, this is the best farmers market I've attended. I'm from Kansas City, a place surrounded by not one, but TWO states worth of farms - and a city that has at least 3 farmers markets close to my house every week. Not a single one of them even comes close to the variety and quality that I find at the DSM Downtown Farmers Market every week. Way to go Iowa!
  • Ena Beganovic-Norris
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Local farmers, fresh produce, food and entertainment. What's not to love?
  • Genevieve Johnson
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
I love to go to the downtown farmers market and get fresh vegetables and meat. I know where the products were grown and under what conditions. The food tastes so fresh and there is a great selection at the market. It's fun and I also enjoy the music and various artists' booths.
  • jeannine tibbetts
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It is so fantastic to be in such a diverse open air farmers market. Where each week brings the familiar fresh fruit and vegetables but also the unique food, flowers, gifts and treasures. All my senses come alive while strolling our beautiful Downtown Farmers Market!
  • Erin Davison
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
The Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market is a great place to find locally grown/raised food! Added bonus - valet parking for bikes!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Love it! The atmosphere - the food - the products - and mostly the characters that work there and go there! Nothing else like it!
  • Mike Crall
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It has the best variety of produce, food and vendors, the right amount of community involvement and is well run and organized.
  • Dick Reasons
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
The Downtown Farmers' Market is an event - I love getting outside early and just enjoying everthing thing about it - the people, the dogs, the music, and the stuff we buy - usually in-season, Iowa grown fresh fruits and vegetables. I also love to show off DM by taking out-of-towner to the Market. They are always impressed.
  • Benjamin Humphrey
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It has a wonderful selection of products from local producers and has a great setting on Court Ave. It makes for a wonderful Saturday morning.
  • Sheree Clark
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is THE best place to get locally-grown, fresh, organic (or chemical-free) produce. The growers are friendly and it's a fun vibe. You'll see me there every Saturday that I am in Des Moines!
  • Rachel Haase
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
  • Jo Kay Boyle
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
I think it is one of the most wonderful things about living in Iowa! You can hear wonderful music, select FRESH produce, pick up breads/sweets, flowers for your kitchen (tuberose in Aug) and have breakfast with your best friends!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It's got the nicest vendors and the best atmosphere I have ever experienced.
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Buy Fresh, Buy Local! http://www.law.drake.edu/centers/agLaw/?pageID=bfbl
  • Andrea Tadlock
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
I was a first-timmer of the Farmers Market this year and now I can't get enough! It makes my Saturday!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It's not only a local food market, but it's also a social activity that most cities can't compete with! It has a vast array of products that it sells, just as it has a vast array of people (and animals) from the metro area that you would almost never see otherwise. It brings together a city that might not otherwise have this opportunity.
  • Erin Disney
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Eggrolls for breakfast. Need I say more?
  • Bethany Wilcoxon
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
  • Terese Stephenson
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
It's close to everyone and they have SOOO much stuff!! I like that my kids can eat healthy and I can support local farmer/stores!
  • John Forney
  • 152 days, 1 hour ago
Because it falls on Saturday, my favorite day of the week, and it falls at breakfast time, my favorite time to eat during the day!
  • Daniela Graham
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
Great experience, great fun and food!
  • Dawn Collins
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
I love the people, food, the atmosphere, and above all the variety that you can get. I am from Des Moines but live in Atlanta, I can't find anything near as big or variety and quality of a products. I love it. I drive back every year just for the Farmers Market!
  • Meredith Burnison
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
Local vendors, family farms, sustainable agriculture, great entertainment, healthy food and a great atmosphere for all ages.
  • shanon duchene
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
i love the downtown farmers market cause there is a little of everything down there and so much more.
  • valerie findley
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
wonderful selection of vendors, great atmosphere, super entertainment
  • Nicolle Stevenson
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
It feels great to support the local food growers!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
  • Brian Waller
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
Its the best in the U.S.!!!!
  • Colin Hagan
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
It is fun for everyone! I bring my parents every time they visit, my siblings when they visit, my friends from other towns. We always have a good time at the market. Not only is it fun, but I get good quality products at prices that beat supermarkets. I enjoy cooking the food I bring home from the market, with the utensils I bought at the market (in some cases) with frriends I was at the market with earlier that day.
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
It's a great opportunity to showcase Des Moines assets - good, fresh food, down-to-earth people and an unpretentious atmosphere!
  • nancy kvasnicka-slotterback
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
It is so much fun. You get wonderful veggies, fresh air, good prepared food & entertainment! - what else could you ask for. It makes me happy to go!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
It has everything a person could need!!
  • joe domeier
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
I love to can and pickel veggies. I have no room on my lot so I rely on the DM farmmers market for truely fresh produce.
  • Casey Fett
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
It is such a great atmosphere..food, shopping, music, and GREAT people!
  • Kristine Nelson
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
The Des Moines downtown farmer's market is a great opportunity to experience fresh, wholesome food, unique arts and crafts and live music. I look forward to the farmer's market year-round.
  • Dipak Biswas
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
Because we can have a good time there and all fresh foods you can imagine from local farmers.
  • Nicky Carpenter
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
It's the best farmer's market around! A wide variety of art, food, and music! And it's all local!
  • Patti Onder
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
  • Holly Moeller
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
Its fun, local people, and always something new to see!
  • Lonie Mezera
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
The Des Moines downtown farmers market is a wonderful collection of home-grown produce, great arts and crafts and baked goods. It's a well-organized, fun event that also features live music.
  • Colleen Murphy
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
It has a HUGE variety of plants, veggies, fruits, breads, wines, cheese and delicious breakfast items to eat while you shop!
  • Rachel Haaland
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
It is an amazing mix of city and country, has the best, most friendly vendors and freshest food!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
It is the best way to support our local farmers and to get the freshest produce.
  • Corinna King
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
  • Vicki Barnett
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
Our farmers market continues to grow and is so wonderful with all the local farmers bringing their fresh produce
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
Buy Local, freshness
  • Dawn Chamberlain
  • 152 days, 5 hours ago
Our downtown farmer's market ROCKS - there is everything you could ever want down there - it is where Iowans come together to support each other.
  • cheryl price
  • 152 days, 13 hours ago
the fresh produce and fresh poultry and eggs from foxhollow farms. Also the breakfast burittos and live music, its so much fun to mingle and listen to good music while mnunching on some good local foods.
  • Abigail West
  • 152 days, 16 hours ago
Great people, food and art. I love having breakfast at the market
  • Amber Lampe
  • 152 days, 16 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 17 hours ago
It's a no-brainer. What can be better than, :buy fresh; buy local?"
  • Amy Thielking
  • 152 days, 17 hours ago
Awesome experience!!!
  • Tai Johnson-Spratt
  • 152 days, 17 hours ago
Our market is the best anywhere. There is entertainment, all types of delicious prepared food and the best local grown produce, meats, and eggs. It is more than just a farmer's market due to the atmosphere, music, entertainment, and attendance.
  • SUNDIE RUPPERT
  • 152 days, 18 hours ago
we are vendors and it is an AWESOME farmers market
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
I love supporting local!
  • Randy Schnebbe
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
We sell at the market .We live outside of Victor, Iowa ,which is 75 miles from the market . We leave home at 4:50 every Saturday morning. On the average there is between 16,000 to 18,000 of some of the nicest , most honest , great natured and positive people you could ever meet . On the big days there may be more than 24,000 people. We can't get that many people through our little store . I would highly recomend the Downtown Farmer's Market of Des Moines, Iowa. You haven't experienced a great farmers market until you come here.
  • John Busbee
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
Working with a variety of filmmakers from around the world coming to make movies in Iowa, they all rave about their Downtown Farmers Market experiences. Thank goodness it's big enough to share!
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
  • Dale Stark
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
  • Cindy Lane
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
It is fun, has a grea variety of vendors and I go every Saturday morning
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 19 hours ago
It's a fabulous way to build community and support local businesses. The vitality of a community depends on keeping a good percentage of dollars spent local.
  • Anonymous
  • 155 days, 22 hours ago
It is the largest Farmer's Market, making the variety of products available so unique as well as the diversity of the crowds that it draws. It is a great place to socialize, meet new people and just relax.
  • Anonymous
  • 157 days, 22 minutes ago
I like the variety of products available, wish we could start buying at 6:30 a.m. I drive in 33 miles almost every Saturday morning for the produce and products that are offered. Keep up the good work Here is a negative: I do WISH you would get rid of the DOGS. Those dogs aren't buying anything at the Market and the leashes take up space when trying to get to a booth (besides the dogs taking their space). Otherwise I love it. We have our own Farmer's Market in my city but it does not compare to the downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.
  • Michelle Bequeaith
  • 157 days, 14 hours ago
We love the farmer's market because it really draws everyone out to the market on Saturday mornings! It's become such a wonderful market with a very diverse selection of produce as well as many other goods...plus, it's fun!!!
  • Charles Vaux
  • 157 days, 23 hours ago
People selling the plants know of what they speak and you get excellent advice and service.
  • Alison McKay
  • 157 days, 23 hours ago
I love the fresh produce, but I love the people selling it. Not only do they put their heart and soul into growing but selling as well. They remember me when I come to their booths and are always ready to offer suggestions and a sample. The Downtown Farmer's Market definitely brings all the Central Iowa's best into one location.
  • karen vaux
  • 158 days, 23 minutes ago
Wonderful experience, enjoy fresh veg, plants and wine.
  • Sandi Schroeder
  • 158 days, 15 hours ago
I love the fresh produce and it's a great way to support your local farmers and merchants.
  • Anonymous
  • 159 days, 1 hour ago
I like to buy from local farmers and I want to know where my food is coming from and that it's fresh.
  • Chris McCallin
  • 159 days, 1 hour ago
I support the farmers market to support the local farmers and the local econemy. Buy local!!
  • Melissa Berry
  • 159 days, 3 hours ago
Everytime family or friends come in from out of town I always take them to the Farmer's Market and they are so impressed! The selection and variety are great and there are great people to talk to and food to eat. Breakfast burritos!
  • Janet Meade
  • 159 days, 15 hours ago
Everything about it is wonderful - the fruits and vegetables, the flowers, the food, the music, the jewelry and clothes, all the people, running into people I know. It's just great and it's important to buy fresh, buy local!
  • Amy Plymat
  • 159 days, 19 hours ago
It's the greatest! There is lots of variety and unusual things. There is lots of parking, either in the ramps or in the adjoining lots. People come shopping from lots of small towns nearby, and of course the Des Moines and suburban folks attend in great numbers.
  • Susan Karcher
  • 159 days, 20 hours ago
My Aunt Sharon and Uncle Steve have a booth there and sell the most exquisite flowers!! The Market is a Class Act!!
  • Steve Vaux
  • 159 days, 21 hours ago
Because they are doing a great job bringing in 12000 to 15000 people every Saturday morning to purchase our plants and folowers
  • Kelsey Hanna
  • 159 days, 23 hours ago
Between the fresh vegetables, flowers, dutch letters, and kettle korn, this farmer's market cannot be beat! The stands are on the road so you are not restrained by sidewalks and the variety is amazing. I have spent summer Saturdays there since my childhood, roaming the stalls and finding produce to use in that night's dinner.
  • Martha Meyer
  • 160 days, 2 hours ago
I have many friends with stalls selling things like honey, pastries, plants, flowers, vegetables, plus the PHB Booth for kids.
  • Jennifer Perrine
  • 160 days, 2 hours ago
  • Joice Klein
  • 160 days, 20 hours ago
The reasons are endless. Most of all we love all the farmers, the Market helps them support their families while providing fresh food to us city folk who love eating fresh food but can't grow it ourselves. I love the new free Bike Valet Parking area. I'm impressed with the new Meals from the Market program, which allows market vendors to donate and share thier excess produce with the less fortnuate, I love the local entertainers. I love the community connection and the smiles.
  • Anonymous
  • 165 days, 15 hours ago
the variety!
  • Ann Williams
  • 169 days, 21 hours ago
Whenever I'm in Des Moines, I'm there. Great setting, wonderful fresh produce & flowers. Plus I feel like I'm on vacation, and eat/drink whatever I want! Such fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 171 days, 15 hours ago
Wonderful fresh foods and entertainment.
  • Toni Ford
  • 171 days, 22 hours ago
  • ..kylie thompson
  • 172 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 172 days, 18 hours ago
  • Joy McCabe
  • 173 days, 4 hours ago
So many vendors - It's like a fair every Saturday morning
  • Ben Stone
  • 173 days, 7 hours ago
This is only the best damn farmers market ever by a long shot. People, food, events, vibe. It has it all!
  • Nancy Medema
  • 173 days, 15 hours ago
I go everytime I'm in the Des Moines area during the season! It's a great place to buy fresh and local and the variety and food is amazing!
  • Barb Hildebrandt
  • 173 days, 23 hours ago
It is a wonderful way for people to see the downtown area as more of a destination that just a place to work. The area is alive every Saturday morning because of the market.
  • Jessica Taylor
  • 174 days, 2 hours ago
Great way to buy local
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 11 hours ago
Fun place to get great produce.
  • Trish Perry
  • 174 days, 15 hours ago
It's the best! We come every Saturday, rain or shine, and feel sad between November and May with no market.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 16 hours ago
Buying fresh produce and food directly from the source. Knowing where your food comes from is the BEST!
  • Daneille Beneke
  • 174 days, 17 hours ago
Love to get a hot coffee and wind through the streets of Des Moines...great location, live music, interesting arts and crafts, fantastic food and fresh produce everywhere you look. Always something new ....will travel 2 hours from Coralville to get there by 7 am at least 3x a year. Fall is my favorite time to visit and pick up broom corn, gourds and woven baskets.
  • Michelle Rich
  • 174 days, 17 hours ago
It has a long history of providing Des Moines a variety of locally-grown and raised foods. Some of my favorite Saturday mornings have been spent enjoying breakfast (and more!) along the streets enjoying people and dog watching.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 17 hours ago
I love eating my way through one end to the other. I love volunteering at the kids activity booth.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 18 hours ago
My husband and I love to take our granddaughter to the Dowtown Farmers Market. Too many kids don't have any idea where the food they eat comes from or what it looks like outside of a box or a can. Our granddaughter loves the samples and the puppies!
  • Heidi Mannetter
  • 174 days, 19 hours ago
I live in Des Mones and make the trip down to the farmers' market every Saturday that I'm in town. It's a fantastic mix of fresh, local produce & meat and entertainment. Our farmers' market reminds me of the best parts of the state fair, a performing arts venue, and my local organic market combined.
  • Jan Moore
  • 174 days, 20 hours ago
I love the Downtown Farmers Market. I love the flowers, the fresh bread, vegetables and of course Something Italian. It is a great atmosphere and so many people show their support every Saturday.
  • vicki galinsky
  • 174 days, 20 hours ago
I use to live in Iowa - and I know live in Lincoln, MA - which I call my Little Iowa.
  • Jim & Jane Klemm
  • 174 days, 22 hours ago
We support the Downtown Farmers Market because of the fun, good variety, and it is the best farmers market in the area. The friendliness of the vendors and those attending the market create a wonderful atmosphere. We look forward to the farmers market on our weekends!
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
Fresh produce to choose from, lots of variety, great product selection, opportunity to have fun and meet new people plus it's a great event for Downtown Des Moines!
  • Kathy Garton
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
Because the people work their butts off to make it a success and it attracts thousands of people, most stand are out of product before the market is over. It is a hugh success for Des Moines.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
  • David DeForest Colvig
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
The best place to find locally grown, naturally and ethically raised produce (love Rinehart Family Farms). There are actually more fresh vegetable vendors than food and nic-nac vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
My 4 year old thinks our suburban farmers market is "lame" and she insists on going downtown for all of the great music and kids activities.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
Great people, great atmosphere and great variety of fresh delicious goodies and really cool trinkets and handmade products!!
  • Stephen Heald
  • 175 days, 22 minutes ago
Because it is a great option to find real fresh food in a different way!
  • Linda Goudelock
  • 175 days, 33 minutes ago
The Des Moines Farmers Market has the best breakfast burrito's. I was in town visiting my son and he insisted we go there for breakfast. Was very, very pleased.
  • Jan Huss
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
It's the best one around the midwest!
  • Suzanne Taylor
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
Dog-friendliness!
  • Alexis Howard
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
Great selection of items and wonderful people! Fabulous time had by all, even doggies :)
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
the selection is fantastic - and the people are wonderful
  • Kristin VanGilder
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
Our Farmer's Market has everything that everyone could want. Even our dogs are taken care of.
  • Tammy Stines
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
The Des Moines Farmers market is fabulous. It's a weekly celebration of ethnic flavors, healthy, fresh produce and unique artisan's fare. There is a great entrepreneurial spirit that excites Des Moines and it's visitors.
  • Michell H
  • 175 days, 1 hour ago
  • Holli Job
  • 175 days, 2 hours ago
The mix of produce and gift items for sale are incredible....let alone the eclectic mix of people on hand and the wonderful array of DOGS on parade there!!! Tough to beat for good, clean, fun and entertainment anywhere!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 2 hours ago
The Farmer's Market is an amazing place where you can get fresh, local, produce, cheese, meat, bread, honey, salsa, mustard, wine...you can't beat it! Not only that, but there is an amazing selection of food to eat while you're there. It ranges from breakfast burritos to authentic Indian food. I wish it could go on all year long! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!
  • Erin Perry
  • 175 days, 2 hours ago
For years the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market has offered the fresh produce, delicious yummies, crafts, and music to get me out of bed early on a Saturday. Rain or shine, my mother and I get there!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
Great food, awesome vendors. My 2-year-old and I go every week and love all the sights and sounds. There's no better place to be on a Saturday in Des Moines!
  • Pam Livingston
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
The Farmers Market in Des Moines is deluxe and Premo. I've been to many Farmer's Markets all over and this one ranks high in my book as one of the best. The vendors are so friendly and informative about the products they sell. Always sharing with facts. Such a large variety of items to choose from. The live entertainment is icing on the cake. EAch time I attend it seems to just keep getting better (if that is at all possible) For me it is a place to see and be seen when I come to Des Moines.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
Love it!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
It's awesome. So much to do, so many things to buy. And everyone is so darn friendly.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
There is nothing better than buying local, fresh, delicious produce! It's a Saturday morning ritual.
  • Gary Goudelock
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
I love buying the freshest, locally grown produce at the downtown farmer's market. Even more, I love getting a breakfast burrito and a strawberry smoothie for a Saturday breakfast. Nothing beats it.
  • Rebecca Mason
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
Great variety of everything and it's pet friendly
  • sherri selin
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
the energy is so great there, it is fun profitable, and great products.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
I love to buy local and fresh. I love Larry Cleverly's heirloom tomatoes. The best I have ever had! Can't beat them.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market is the place for food, fun and free entertainment. The food is fresh and local -- and many times organic. You just can't find another event in Des Moines that impresses big city people and small town farmers. Iowans are lucky to have such a top notch farmers market. It's big city feel and local farm-fresh goods in small city Des Moines!
  • Emily Hoffman
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
It is great!!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
Tons of great produce from around the state! I love buying local and fresh, it's the best for the health of my family and the community.
  • Emily Olson
  • 175 days, 3 hours ago
Awesome produce!
  • Nicole Salow
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
I love going to the Downtown Farmer's Market. I try to go every weekend of the summer. There is always a great selection of things to see and buy!
  • Jason Stuyvesant
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
I love the Downtown Farmers Market. I love the variety of not only food but also goods. I love all the people. I love the community vibe that is there mixed among the big buildings. Any time I have guests from out of town and big cities like Chicago and Milwaukee I always take them to the Market. They constantly say how impressed they are and wish their town had something this awesome! Plus you can't beat the breakfast burritos after a night on Court Avenue Friday!
  • Amanda Van Ekeren
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
The Des Moines Farmers Market is unlike any other in the area. The local food draws the people in but the entertainment and other goods completes the experience.
  • Christine Klein
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
Variety of offerings, location and well planned.
  • Jerome Hilscher
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
Love the variety of fresh fruits, meats and of course vegetables!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
This market is really what Iowa is about. Great local food and wonderful people to share it with! I have taken many a visiting friend and they always say they have never seen anything to compare!
  • Mackenzie Rittler
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
The variety, the friendly faces that return every year, the state of peace in downtown Des Moines on Saturday mornings, the love put into every product, the music, and the sense of a united community. It is as if time stops every Saturday, and for a few hours, everyone is happy.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
As a person who relocates often for their job, I have yet to see a market better than this. Every week I am able to find the freshest fruits, vegetables, and meats, as well as a lot of great goods. When I am away for work in the summer, I miss it!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
It's not just a market - it's the whole experience. Live music, food vendors, wonderful coffee, handmade jewelry and home goods. And, of course, all the homegrown produce. It shows off the best of Iowans' creativity.
  • Dania Schuler
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
The market has an amazing spread of fresh food and entertainment. You always run in to someone that you know.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
Because it is the best!!
  • Tamara Flores
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
It's the greatest Farmers Market ever and definitely one of our cities highlights. I love the wide variety of vendors, the always fresh and wonderful produce and the local entertainment thats there weekly.
  • Megan Thorpe
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
Easy to get to, good variety, awesome food vendors!
  • Bethany Glosser
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
I love the selection of local produce and goods our Farmers Market offers. And the people are all super friendly and helpful!
  • Leigh Ann Daschler
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
We travel from Illinois to attend the DSM Farmer's Market. It's on of the best in the midwest. LOVE IT!
  • Connie Cecil
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
The wonderful selection -it's a great time for out of town guests as well!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
Best way to spend a Saturday morning with the kids.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 4 hours ago
  • Karen Thomson
  • 175 days, 19 hours ago
Because of all the fresh locally grown produce and the atmosphere and the food venders.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 20 hours ago
Great atmosphere, great food, great music, great produce!!!
  • Jonathan Kort
  • 175 days, 20 hours ago
Great food and products. One of the best I have ever been to!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 21 hours ago
Love all of the fresh produce, friendly vendors and reasonable prices!
  • Amy Kort
  • 175 days, 21 hours ago
The Farmer's Market is laid out well, provides great entertainment, fresh food and wonderful variety. It's always clean, too!
  • Fallon Wills
  • 175 days, 21 hours ago
  • Curt Sorensen
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers market combines the flavors of the surrounding Iowa countryside with an animated downtown atmosphere. I am attracted by not only the produce but the one time consumables as well. Downtown breakfasts on a Saturday morning are the best.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
Absolutely, hands-down, the Downtown Farmers Market is the best. The produce is very fresh, the vendors are the nicest and you can't beat the great food and free entertainment! It's THE BEST place to spend a Saturday morning in the summer.
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
  • Antoinette Bernich
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
I support the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market because it has the best mix of food, fun and entertainment that I've ever seen! Fresh produce abound and man, those breakfast burritos are TASTY!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
Diverse, vibrant, abundant!
  • Michelle Schlicher
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
It's pet-friendly and located in the heart of downtown at Court District.
  • Kim Wall
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
  • Holly Reynolds
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
There's the best of everything. You can go there to shop for fresh vegetables homegrown foods, or you can look at hand-crafted local jewelry, sculptures and other items. Not to mention the amazing breakfast burrito stand, which is worth a trip in itself. Then you've got great entertainment at every intersection that creates a festival atmosphere. For a few seconds, you might just think you were touring a section of the Iowa State Fair. Why wouldn't you go every Saturday?
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
  • Nichole Foxhoven
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
  • Derek Whittington
  • 175 days, 22 hours ago
Buying local products, and getting to meet the local vendors/producers!!
  • Anonymous
  • 176 days, 19 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 21 minutes ago
It's the BEST!
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 20 hours ago
  • Susan Casber
  • 181 days, 4 hours ago
Great food! Great people!! Great fun!!!
  • Nicholas Casber
  • 181 days, 4 hours ago
Because it's the best.
  • teresa mack
  • 181 days, 5 hours ago
there is always so many nice people mingling about and always everything under the sun that you need in a farmer's market!
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 13 hours ago
  • Brooks Woolson
  • 182 days, 12 hours ago
It's got great vendors/lots of selection.
  • Ryan Moffatt
  • 182 days, 15 hours ago
  • Bill Guess
  • 183 days, 23 minutes ago
  • Anonymous
  • 183 days, 48 minutes ago
Not only do they have a huge array of local produce, cheese, wine and baked goods, the prepared foods - including asian, indian, and bosnian offerings, make it well worth getting up early for!
  • smart art
  • 183 days, 3 hours ago
local
  • Jen Childress
  • 183 days, 4 hours ago
The Downtown Farmer's Market is a fabulous community event. From May to October, it is the highlight of the weekends. Lots of people, food, music. I look forward to going as often as possible, and it's definitely a "must do" activity whenever I have guests. I feel very fortunate to live in DSM and the Farmer's Market is definitely in the top 3 reasons why.
  • brian hanson
  • 183 days, 17 hours ago
local
  • Ben Stone
  • 189 days, 21 hours ago
This market has all the charm of small town Iowa with the buzz and vibrancy of a metro setting. Very cool
  • Anonymous
  • 190 days, 1 hour ago
  • Amanda Carpenter-Hutchcroft
  • 194 days, 3 hours ago
I have never been to another Farmers Market with so many vendors and choices as the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.
  • Ellen Walsh
  • 194 days, 11 hours ago
  • Janelle Jaskolka
  • 195 days, 1 hour ago
We love the experience of just walking through the market, sampling different foods. My veggie and fruit-aphobic daughter has learned to try so many new things and has even like some of them because the freshness and quality can't be beat! We also love supporting the local economy and the environment by using locally grown products.
  • Pam Worden
  • 196 days, 17 minutes ago
Filled with a large variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, wine plus an array of ready to eat food. Also, several nonfood vendors selling unique gifts and flowers and offering great musical entertainment.
  • Anonymous
  • 196 days, 3 hours ago
It's the best!!! Tons of great food, street performers....
  • Anonymous
  • 196 days, 22 hours ago
  • machelle bryan
  • 198 days, 1 hour ago
there are so many vendors who are always so friendly and offer the freshest product they have at a great price. I love the atmosphere that all the vendors together create.
  • Ashley Moore
  • 198 days, 15 hours ago
It's great to buy fresh produce, baked goods and other food made/supplied by local farmers.
  • Janet Sheets
  • 199 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 199 days, 23 hours ago
Great good! Great local produce!!! Great people watching!!!
  • sylvia strom
  • 201 days, 15 hours ago
I support the downtown farmers market because it is one of the best things Des Moines has to offer. Waiting for opening day each year gets me through the winters.
  • Anonymous
  • 201 days, 16 hours ago
I support local farmers!
  • Terri Sinclair
  • 201 days, 20 hours ago
I'm an occasional vendor at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Des Moines. I look forward to meeting all the people who come to my stand--they are so friendly! It's such a positive experience--I wouldn't miss it for anything!
  • Anonymous
  • 202 days, 1 hour ago
Best place to buy fresh produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 202 days, 6 hours ago
It is a great farmers market and great food to eat and I love home grown fruits and vegetables.
  • Tami Johnson
  • 202 days, 14 hours ago
I have a great time participating as a vendor, and a shopper when I have time! The variety of quality items for sale is fantastic, the crowd is great, it's lots of fun for all.
  • Kevin Schnell
  • 202 days, 16 hours ago
It's huge! Great variety.
  • LeAnn Ely
  • 202 days, 23 hours ago
I am a vendor! Plus, it's the best variety, and atmosphere-- just a great time!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 2 hours ago
Love the Farmers Market Lots of great people, food, & entertainment!
  • Amanda Aswegan
  • 203 days, 4 hours ago
It's a great place for some family time and you can get great locally grown produce and other goods.
  • Tammy Burch
  • 203 days, 4 hours ago
It's awesome. The vendors are great and their products are the best!
  • Kelli Soyer
  • 203 days, 4 hours ago
It has a wonderful variety of vendors. It's great to see and support local businesses!
  • Larry Bradshaw
  • 203 days, 5 hours ago
Being a downtown resident, it's one of the great amenities for us downtown residents.
  • Wendy Lubkeman
  • 203 days, 5 hours ago
Wide variety of local, organic, non-GMO products and helps support small family farms. Best place to buy healthy food for my family during the growing season.
  • Stephanie Jobst
  • 203 days, 12 hours ago
Great way to buy local and incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet.
  • Jennifer Schaffer
  • 203 days, 13 hours ago
In this economy it is very important to support your local farmers and businesses.
  • Marianne Gideon
  • 203 days, 17 hours ago
Millie Kruse's cookies are the best in the world.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 17 hours ago
LOVE the Market for the variety! Fresh Foods, Fresh Flowers, Plants Plants Plants! And great art and craft works. We also love the kid-friendly/dog-friendly environment. It's the best place to spend a Saturday morning and the best way to buy local and fresh and teach the next generation to do the same!
  • Pam Patton
  • 203 days, 17 hours ago
Great food, entertainment, locally raised meat and produce, dogs, babies -- what more does anyone need?
  • Liz Nelson
  • 203 days, 17 hours ago
  • shanon duchene
  • 203 days, 18 hours ago
There is always something for everyone down there. I love it
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 19 hours ago
  • Kelli Worth
  • 203 days, 19 hours ago
We buy local and shop local!! Iowa has the best produce i the nation..
  • brent niland
  • 203 days, 19 hours ago
Great food, fun atmosphere, great music.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 19 hours ago
I can't think of any reasons NOT to support the Farmer's Market. Obviously the fresh produce, flowers, and baked good from local businesses is awesome. The music and entertainment vary from the barefoot musicians, belly dancers, and blues. The sense of community is strong and the people watching is outstanding. Best of all it's a free and fun way to spend the morning.
  • Amanda Duncan
  • 203 days, 19 hours ago
Great food, atmosphere, variety
  • Eric Griffith
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
  • Allison Moerman
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
Great food, great variety, great atmosphere!
  • Ron Rose
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
always a good time.
  • Joann Tucker
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
The food, the fund, the people, the atmosphere - need I say more?
  • Casie Sampson
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
Fun to see people from all parts of central Iowa, great local farmers and artisans, delicious breakfast!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
Great produce! Brought life back to downtown DSM
  • Van Holmgren
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers market has grown a ton over the year, this is due to the motivated, creative, and dedicated locals that help make it work and lend their services.
  • katie moon
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
  • Wade Den Hartog
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
  • Becky Cunningham
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
1. Great fresh foods! 2. Supports local farmers, therefore, local economy 3. Healthy eating at its best!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
I love the whole ambiance of the market - the food and items available, the people, the location and best of all it's dog friendly. I like to get up early and drive in - it's a great start to the weekend.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
They have a lot of great food, produce, baked goods and even craft items. It seems like they grow more every year and there is always a crowd, rain or shine.
  • Janna Johnson
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
It is fabulous, tons of great food-healthy too!! Lots of unique gift items and fun things just for ME!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
  • Kris Maggard
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
Hands down, there is no other experience like the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines. I've enjoyed it every season since its inception, and so has my family. The people, the food, the colors...it all comes together for the best multicultural event in the city.
  • jen hanson
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
Fresh veggies, flowers, family atmosphere and more !
  • Sara Lamb
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
Downtown Farmers Market has such a great mix of produce, products, art and food. That doesn't even touch on how many cool dogs show up. The combination of atmosphere, local performers and strangers milling around and smiling at each other gives me hope-- maybe we will all be ok. :)
  • Karen Heege
  • 203 days, 21 hours ago
  • Rose Olson
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Something new to see each week, along with the favorites.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I believe it is the center focus of central Iowa in the warm months.
  • Joshua Wetmore
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Fresh Vegtables
  • Autumn Jones
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I support the downtown farmer's market because I think it's essential to keep our local growers, artists, businesses etc. alive and well. I also love having a reason to celebrate Iowa's spring, summer and fall seasons outdoors and what better way than to walk around people watching, spluging on gifts and munching on local food creations!
  • Angie Schmitt
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Fresh produce, friendly faces, lots of traditional favorites, lots of new treats to discover! Come early and have breakfast, stay all morning and have lunch before you leave! Downtown Des Moines is a better place every Saturday in the summer because of the Farmer's Market!
  • Melanie Brickman
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
  • kevin marquardt
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I know that the food is fresh especially when I see them make it! I also enjoy the fact that there is such a variety of vendors there it allows for choice!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I love the diversity of the food culture and being able to buy fresh produce and baked goods. Plus the "people watching" is phenominal!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Dutch Letters are awesome!!!
  • Amber Bougher
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I love the Des Moines downtown farmer's market so much that I make a special trip every summer to Des Moines from Denver just to check it out- Local, fabulous, friendly and easy to get to and find a parking spot- Downtown Des Moines has changed so much in the 10 years I've been away but one thing remains the same, the quality of the Farmer's Market. Good People, big hearts, wonderful product.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
It has the best products and the friendliest people!
  • BD Boose
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Traffic and parking are manageable, the crowds are friendly, the music is fun and diverse, and of course the produce and food can't be beat! The Downtown Farmers Market is one reason I'm so proud of our community.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
  • Josh Garrett
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
It's the best farmers market! It's big enough to spend all morning...and you can get roasted corn on the cob! :)
  • Daniel Haggerty
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I like to support local farmers and be around people.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
Cause it is the greatest market in the nation, Iowa farmers bringing their nop-knotched products to sale.
  • EVe Shonts
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
The farmers market allows all people to eat and buy local. It also is a fantastic opportunity to visit downtown, see friends, and support the businesses on and around Court Avenue. Excellent food, goodies, and merchanidise.
  • Andrea Cooley
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
it's the best way to spend a saturday morning
  • Gretchen Conley
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
  • L Arthur
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I've gone with relatives from larger metro areas, they were very impressed. Lots of local vendors, great mix of vegetables, prepared & organic food, art, music.
  • Justin Volrath
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
The Downtown Farmers Market brings in all sorts of fresh produce, artisan shopping, local musicians, and so many other great opportunities. Des Moines truly does have the best Farmers Market I've ever been to.
  • Walter Githens
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
love the early Sat bike rides downtown & the free valet service!
  • Joshua Bronsink
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
I like buying vegetables from other Iowans like me. Its good to know where your food came from and to support people who do what they love.
  • Amy Miller
  • 203 days, 22 hours ago
It's a great variety of shopping, good music, great food booths and you run into lots of people that you know. It's just a wonderful way to start your weekend!
  • Courtney Tompkins
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market is a marvelous mix of fresh fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jellies, desserts, breakfast foods, people watching and live tunes. We try to go every weekend and love to take out-of-towners. Everyone we've taken has been blown away by how awesome this market is!
  • Megan Martin
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I enjoy supporting the local vendors and picking up products I might not be able to find in a big box store.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
  • Diane Starkey
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I'm from here. My family farmed – big and small – for generations. It makes me happy to participate in a community where local farmers, bakers and crafters can be rock stars.
  • Michael Murphy
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I drive 80 miles oneway to attend the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Monies. The vendors and crowds are always pleasant. The downtown area are always very clean. It's a good place to spend a Saturday with my family.
  • joelle colville-hanson
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
Wonderful, fresh healthy produce!
  • Lindsey MacAllister
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I live in the heartland. Why should my food come from Chile or Mexico or some other far away place? Shopping at the Downtown Farmers Market just makes me feel good.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning and a fantastic way to support our local farmers and businesses.
  • Rachel Olsson
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
It's the best! Huge variety, fun people, tons of activity, good music, delicious delicious delicious food and drinks and more!
  • Courtney Kimsey
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
Who can beat local & fresh! Best Farmers Market
  • Brigid Ernst
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I love the variety of vendors, Salvadorian papusas and other great food, plants, and watching all of the people and dogs.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
  • Gerry Flores
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
  • Mist Hilbert
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
  • jerilynn Beattie
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
Amazing local vendors, breakfast burritos and time with my husband!
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 23 hours ago
I love the market, there is always something to do and great things to eat. The produce is fresh and there are always gorgoues fresh flowers!
  • Margot Foster
  • 204 days, 22 minutes ago
I love the selection of foods and everyone is so friendly.
  • Anonymous
  • 204 days, 26 minutes ago
I've been to Farmers Markets in 25 states ... Des Moines' is the best! Perfect size, perfect location, and Iowa grows the best food in the country.
  • Dana Conn
  • 204 days, 49 minutes ago
I love buying fresh, locally grown, organic produce and eggs!
  • Stacy Rose
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
Des Moines downtown farmers market is an event every weekend. From the awesome produce to the atmosphere that can't be matched, we love it!
  • mary jo williams
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
great variety of goods
  • Jeff C
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
  • Ivy Boyd
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
The atmosphere is great. Couples, singles, families, babies, dogs-love the mix of people!
  • Anonymous
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
Locally, high-quality produced goods!
  • Susan Ramsey
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
In just four words; FARM BOYS BREAKFAST BURRITOS!
  • Stacey Haylett
  • 204 days, 1 hour ago
Local food tastes soooooo much better than stuff shipped in from thousands of miles away. It is allowed to grow ripe and sweet versus ripening on the truck ride here. PLUS it boosts the local economy and we all know how important that is in these times. Go local at the DT Farmers Market!!!
  • Carmella Heckard
  • 204 days, 2 hours ago
I love the fresh produce and the atmosphere!
  • Anonymous
  • 204 days, 2 hours ago
It is a terrific event for our entire metro area. It not only supports our farmers and healthful eating but also provides a festival for citizens every weekend!
  • Anonymous
  • 204 days, 2 hours ago
Downtown Farmers' Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting more than 200 family farmers, bakers, artist & crafters from around the state.
  • Ian Hyde
  • 204 days, 4 hours ago
I love fresh, locally grown veggies! By buying them, we support local business, and we help the environment (the food travels shorter distances, cutting down on CO2 emissions).
  • Anonymous
  • 204 days, 23 hours ago
I have shopped at this Farmers Market for over 15 years. I love the fresh vegetables, fruit, and the good eats. Everyone is so friendly and the market is very deversified. I have found food I like, from all over the world. Go downtown Des Moines, you are dong great..
  • Jean Nash
  • 205 days, 31 minutes ago
I support this farmer's market because it provides a livelyhood for many local families and a market for the growing number of organic farmers in the area. It also provides an outlet for a remarkable number of cultures to share items and foods unique to their culture providing us with opportunities to learn more about each other and become more accepting of our differences. There is a great sense of community and fun for everyone.
  • Anonymous
  • 205 days, 4 hours ago
Excellent products, great people, & a nice atmosphere.
  • Patty Burrows
  • 205 days, 7 hours ago
It has a lot of variety and very friendly, helpful vendors. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning!!
  • Anonymous
  • 205 days, 14 hours ago
I's the best, and I am helping local vendors, and the fodd, veggies, flowers are terrific.
  • David Witke
  • 205 days, 15 hours ago
Wide variety of fresh local food, accomapnied by the mingling with and chatting with other members of the community.
  • Anonymous
  • 205 days, 15 hours ago
Great variety, festive atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 205 days, 16 hours ago
  • Glenda Aldrich
  • 205 days, 16 hours ago
Love the Fresh juices and organic produce!
  • Constance Renee'
  • 205 days, 17 hours ago
I love the atmosphere .. the people, the music, fresh produce, baked goods, jellies, etc.. It's my way of supporting the nearby family farmers and It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning.
  • Laurie Springer
  • 205 days, 20 hours ago
the fresh and locally grown foods!
  • Sara Coggin
  • 206 days, 50 minutes ago
It by far has the best variety with a great atmosphere of community. I love to visit it whenever I am in IA
  • Anonymous
  • 206 days, 1 hour ago
I love the variety of produce, music, wines, cheeses, crafts, etc.
  • Peggy Bragg
  • 206 days, 17 hours ago
I love the fresh produce and the baked goods. I try and get there every Saturday early to get the good stuff.
  • Bonnie Gusland
  • 206 days, 20 hours ago
It's a great way to spend Sat. morning...fresh produce, great vendors, wonderful people! Even the four legged creatures are great to see...
  • Anonymous
  • 207 days, 1 hour ago
I lived in Des Moines the past 15 years and I looked forward to the DesMoines farmers market every spring. They have a nice variety of vendors that are all passionate and caring about their products.

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