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Downtown Farmers Market

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Address: 555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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+1 515-286-4928
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Sat 07:00 - 12:00

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Great way to spend your morning downtown!

Such a great Saturday morning thing to do! Fun atmosphere, music, the smell of the fresh food and different cuisines being served. People walking their dogs, children playing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great Saturday morning thing to do! Fun atmosphere, music, the smell of the fresh food and different cuisines being served. People walking their dogs, children playing, live music. Lots of different crafts as well, jewelry, decorations, seasonal gifts. We really enjoy the Downtown Farmers Market and highly recommend it for your summer/fall bucket list!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like farmers markets this is the place to be on a Saturday morning in Des Moines. From jewlery to veggies, from burittos to fruit you can find it here. Such a great way to spend a morning downtown. We love the breakfast burritos. Don't pass up a mug of fresh made rootbeer at the Court ave brewery. So... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the past 15 years I have grown to love the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. Great atmosphere, lots of fresh local eats. Always recommend if you are here on a Saturday from May to November.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every one of the many aspects make this Saturday AM experience VERY Positive ... something for everyone:))

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Hartford, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a great variety but as the title says, it is packed and parking is a major headache. Some of the vendors are really expensive, but like all things like this, they eventually learn to have more competitive pricing.

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Thank Jeff D
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

As one of the best Farmers markets in the US this holds up to it's reputation. Fun, good food to eat there as well as great fresh food vendors to buy from. We try to go as much as we can when the season hits. Great people watching as well.

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Thank Ron T
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market has gotten so busy it almost isn't enjoyable. The streets are so thick with people it's taking away the enjoyment. The restaurants along the path add to the pleasure as you can sit inside or outside a number of them and watch the chaos ensue. The selection of vegetables is amazing but a number... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

You need to get there early if you want to beat the crowd and find good parking. Get your shopping done early and then you can enjoy the food and entertainment. Something for everyone!

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Thank olebuck1923
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to purchase healthy fruits, vegetables and other tasty & delightful treats. Vendors are friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Des Moines is the heart of Iowa, and Iowa's farmers are the circulatory system for the world. You can find all types of wonderful things here, however, don't miss the Giant cinnamon rolls.

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