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Downtown Farmers' Market: Aug. 13, 2022

Date: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information

Featuring nearly 300 vendors from 50 Iowa counties, the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers scores of tasty treats each summer on Saturdays. Visitors can enjoy locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods and Iowa-raised meat, including beef, pork, chicken, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia! The adventure doesn’t stop there either. Guests can enjoy local artists, live music and entertainment, ready-to-eat foods, special programming and learning opportunities all in the course of a Saturday morning. Whether it’s seasonal flowers, locally produced wine or a new culinary adventure, there’s always something to experience at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.

This event is free and open to the public.

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Programming

As The Market's presenting sponsor, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines brings helpful wellness and prevention programs directly to The Market! From health screenings to weekly giveaways, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will be on-site each Saturday to support its mission of healing, caring and teaching. Stop by their booth to learn more!


Search for your favorite Market vendors and discover new ones in the complete vendor list.


Enjoy live music from local performers while you shop. This week, hear these performers:

  • The Travelers
  • Day’s Live Music
  • Brownian Motion
  • Tom Hofer
  • Sydney Storm
  • Kirk Sloan
  • Cucho Madero

Community Corner

Stop by the Community Corner on Third Street, south of Court Avenue, to find out what is happening in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Local charitable organizations — welcomed as Saturday Salutes at The Market — promote learning opportunities, Downtown events and community resources each Saturday. This week, check out the Saturday Salutes:

  • The Pet Project Midwest - We are a non for profit run 100% volunteer operated with the mission of keeping pets with their families that love them. We offer this through 3 main programs: 1. Iowa Pet Alert- our free statewide service to post lost and found pets to our website and social media. The local animal control uses this site that we run for free. 2. A pet food pantry 3. Animals- we partner with Meals on Wheels to provide the pet food for their clients who have pets.
  • WesleyLife - Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife supports the independence, health, and well-being of older adults wherever they call home. That mission drives our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of continued growth, experience, engagement, and meaning, regardless of physical, social, or economic circumstances.

Market Extras and Special Programming

Enjoy unique programming from Market sponsors during your visit. Learn more about all the Market programming, including special Market deals happening every week.


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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