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Downtown Farmers' Market: July 16, 2022

Date: Saturday, Jul. 16, 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!

Vendors

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

Entertainers

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

  • Hot Kunch
  • Kirk Sloan
  • Don Brown
  • Jeff & The Effects
  • Professor Von Air
  • Andrew Hoyt
  • Emma Kieran

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:

  • Polk County Master Gardeners - The Master Gardener program is a volunteer service training program whereby adults are given advanced training in horticulture in exchange for volunteer service to the community. They will be promoting upcoming events and distributing seasonal educational information.
  • Des Moines Botanical Garden - With a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden inspires and engages visitors through education, experience and exploration. As a renowned cultural institution, the Botanical Garden cultivates diverse plants and connects people to the environment surrounding them.
  • Iowa Atheist & Freethinkers - Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers, Inc. (IAF) is a nonprofit social and educational group dedicated to supporting local atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious people. IAF is a warm and welcoming community of humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and non-theists of all types. The group aims to enrich the lives of any who joins us through explorations in science, philosophy, history, and the arts. Our goals are to: Share our non-religious view of the world with the community by participating in various local events. Be more educated on religious issues ourselves Provide its members with ample opportunity to meet like-minded people, socialize, network, and make friends. Normalize atheism in the minds of the people in our communities by engaging in community service projects.

Fresh Pickings Wagon Valet powered by Iowa Food and Family Project

Planning a heavy purchase? The Market offers a free wagon lending program to help patrons tote heavy goodies to their vehicles! Wagon availability is limited and available first-come, first served. Stop by the Information Booth at Third Street and Court Avenue for details or to borrow a wagon.

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. This week, check out this special programming:

  • Iowa Wild
  • First Interstate Bank

Neighborhoods

Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.

Website

https://www.dsmpartnership.com/desmoinesfarmersmarket

Facebook Event URL

https://www.facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket