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About Downtown Farmers' Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market, presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, connects urban and rural communities while supporting local entrepreneurs, including farmers, producers, bakers and artists from all across the state of Iowa. Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

  • Dates: May – Oct. 
  • Times: 7 a.m. – Noon


Since 1976, the Downtown Farmers’ Market has hosted vendors and patrons from counties across Iowa. Farmers, growers and artisan food entrepreneurs offer locally produced fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, wine and more. The Market also offers a variety of attractions and activities including shopping for fresh produce, eggs, meats and more, eating breakfast, enjoying the atmosphere, meeting with family and friends and live entertainment.


While The Market plans to be open, rain or shine, inclement weather can make closures, delays and/or cancellations possible. In the case of emergency weather conditions, the safety of Market patrons and vendors (and their employees) is The Market’s first priority. Because of the variable nature of a potential emergency or urgent situation, vendors, patrons and the general public should be on alert and adhere to the direction given in the emergency or urgent situation. If time permits, information about closures, delays or cancellations will be broadcast. The Market social media outlets will also have information in addition to this website.

Media Inquiries

Photos are shared with accredited members of the media and for nonprofit promotion of the region. For more information or to request photos or b-roll video footage, please contact:

Kyle Oppenhuizen  |  Vice President of Communications
Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4972

National Recognition

The Market has been nationally recognized by families and critics alike. Whether they’re praising the farm-fresh produce at the Saturday Market or the delicious spices that fill the air at the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market, people across the country call The Market one of the America’s best.