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Your Guide to Buying for Dad at The Market

Market Guide for Dads

June 9, 2022

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 19, which means there are two Downtown Farmers’ Market events that you can attend to find a local gift for Dad before the holiday. Shop on Saturday, June 18 when The Market is open from 7 a.m. until Noon in the Historic Court District. These booths offer gift ideas dads are sure to enjoy:

Brown Dogs Farm

There are so many flavors of hot sauce for Dad to enjoy from the Brown Dogs Farm booth, located on 4th Street, south of Court Avenue. Check out “Ghost Pineapple,” “Cherry Rhubarb Reaper” or “Habenero Peach.” LEARN MORE>

DSM Foundry Booth

DSM Foundry

Located on 4th Street, north of Court Avenue, DSM Foundry specializes in wood, metal and glass products. LEARN MORE>

Ebersole Cattle Co.

Ebersole Booth

Find grass-fed beef, eggs and Berkshire duroc pork from Ebersole Cattle Co. at their booth on Court Avenue, between 2nd and Third Streets. LEARN MORE>

Epic Eateries

At Epic Eateries, you'll find spices for dips and dry rubs. If your dad enjoys creating hot and spicy dishes, check out the booth on Court Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets. LEARN MORE>

Fontenelle Supply Co.

Handmade leather goods like belts and wallets are available at Fontenelle Supply Co.’s booth. Stop by the corner of Court Avenue and 3rd Street to make a purchase. LEARN MORE>

Gym-N-Eat Crickets

For the dad who enjoys working out and eating healthy, give him a unique gift that is packed with nutrition. Grab some “Cricket Powder” at the Gym-N-Eat Crickets booth on the north side of Court Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Street, that can be added to baked goods. LEARN MORE>

Mayhew’s Market

When you gift Dad shrimp from Mayhew’s Market, you give wild, individually quick frozen (IQF) shrimp from the Gulf and Atlantic. Visit the Mayhew’s booth on 4th Street, north of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

RC Farm

Gift Dad some grass-fed beef that he can throw on the grill this Father’s Day by visiting the RC Farm booth on the south side of Court Avenue, between Water and 2nd Streets. “Honey BBQ Beef Sticks” are available, too! LEARN MORE>

Realwood Furniture

Stop by the Realwood Furniture booth on Court Avenue, between Water and 2nd Streets to check out custom wood furniture and decor that Dad is sure to appreciate. LEARN MORE>

The Side Garage

The Side Garage will have the press up and running on the south side of Court Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets so you can print your own shirt (for Dad) at The Market. LEARN MORE>

Uncle Wendell's

Treat Dad to a cinnamon rolls or BBQ smoked pork at the black-and-white checkerboard canopy on 2nd Avenue, south of Court Avenue. There are also many pastries and breads to pick up for your celebration on Sunday morning. LEARN MORE>

Watson & Wallie’s

Get a gift for Dad, then round it out with a gift for Man’s Best Friend. Dad’s BFF is sure to appreciate a natural dog treat from Watson & Wallie’s. The booth is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>

Young Guns BoothYoung Guns Sauce Creations

Located on Court Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Young Guns Sauce Creations offers grilling and smoking sauce varieties. A Young Guns Sauce Trio is a gift-worthy choice! 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.