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What to Buy for Dad This Father’s Day at the Downtown Farmers’ Market

Market Guide for Dads

June 15, 2023

Shop local for Dad ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18. The Market is open from 7 a.m. until Noon in the Historic Court District, and these 10 booths are where to find the perfect gifts for your dad, grandpa or any other fatherly type in your life!

Bearded Brothers Coffee

Buy some coffee beans from this Winterset, Iowa staple. You’ll enjoy fresh flavors since Bearded Brothers Coffee roasts its beans in-house. Find their booth on Court Avenue, on the north side of the street between Water and 2nd St. LEARN MORE>

Bike Spoke Bracelet

Does your dad love to ride? Cyclist dads will love the goods at Bike Spoke Bracelet, where you can get a bracelet, key chain, clock and more made from recycled bike spokes. Visit the booth on the north side of the 100 block of Court Avenue.

Cheesecake Central

If Dad has a sweet tooth, find more than 80 flavors of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Central booth, located on the north side of the 100 block of Court Avenue.

Fontenelle Supply Co.

Grab a belt or wallet for Dad at The Market. Fontenelle Supply Co.’s booth creates handmade leather goods for their booth at the corner of Court Avenue and 3rd Street. LEARN MORE>

Garden Furniture by Mike Orgler

The perfect summer Father’s Day gift is yard and patio furniture so you can enjoy your backyard comfortably. Garden Furniture by Mike Orgler, in Huxley, Iowa, creates options with handmade cedar, pine and pressure-treated lumber. Stop by and see the goods for yourself at the booth on the south side of Court Avenue, close to Water Street. LEARN MORE>

Iowa Beard Company

Find grooming products handmade to keep any dad’s beard and skin at its best! The Iowa Beard Company booth is located on the west side of 4th Street, south of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Ken Supply Co.

At Ken Supply Co., designs are made for people of any age. Shop the Des Moines-based clothing brand at their booth on the north side of Court Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets. LEARN MORE>

Mo’ Rub

The all-natural seasoning available at Mo’ Rub is perfect for grilling and baking. Get Dad some Mo’ Rub spice and enjoy elevated dips, taco meat, wings and more at the booth located on the corner of Water Street and Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Pasta of the Prairie

Stop by the Pasta of the Prairie booth on the north side of Court Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets, to grab some pasta meal kits, soup mixes and more. If Dad loves made-from-scratch pasta, but doesn’t have the time to make it, Pasta of the Prairie is the gift that will put handmade pasta on the table! LEARN MORE>

The Sweatshop Pepper Farm

The Sweatshop Pepper Farm booth is loaded with salsa kits and chips with customizable heat levels. Visit them on the south side of Court Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets. LEARN MORE>

From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

Megan Renkel

Megan Renkel was the Downtown Farmers' Market Manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.