Downtown Farmers' Market Blog

Go on an adventure. Explore the ins and the outs of the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) with a trip through The Market blog. From featured vendors to organic recipes, the blog is where everything comes together. Please reach out to if you’d like to become a guest blogger.

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For More Than 30 Years, This Vendor has Been Bringing the Taste of Fall to The Farmers' Market

October 3, 2018

Williams and Sons Orchard will be selling several varieties of apples this fall at the Downtown Farmers; Market.

'Non-Recipe' Recipe: Apple Carrot Slaw

September 26, 2018

Use these two fall ingredients to create a perfect side.

The Perfect Farmers' Market Caprese Salad Recipe

September 12, 2018

We've given the traditional Caprese salad a twist by adding fresh, crusty bread from the Downtown Farmers' Market.

The Ultimate BLT Recipe Using Farmers' Market Ingredients

August 29, 2018

This will likely be the best BLT you've ever had.

Harvest Barn Brings the Family Feel to the Downtown Farmers' Market

August 22, 2018

The story behind Downtown Farmers' Market favorite, Harvest Farm.

You've 'Goat' to Check Out Simple Life Farms at The Market

August 15, 2018

From cheese to soap, here's what you need to know about Simple Life Farms.

It's a Sweet Time of Year to Visit the Downtown Farmers' Market

August 8, 2018

Watermelon, cantaloupe and peaches are now in season. Here's the vendors selling them.

'Non-Recipe' Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Broiled Green Beans

July 25, 2018

How to give fresh Downtown Farmers' Market green beans an Asian flair.

Where to Find Sweet Corn at The Downtown Farmers' Market

July 11, 2018

Sweet corn isn't the only produce coming into season in July at the Downtown Farmers' Market.

'Non-Recipe' Recipe: Eggs with Pea Shoots

June 27, 2018

The marinated goat cheese is the star of the show in this dish using only Downtown Farmers' Market ingredients.