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Downtown Farmers' Market: July 23, 2022

Date: Saturday, Jul. 23, 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:

  • Jeff Stagg
  • Bloom Music Studio
  • Party of Four
  • Ben Sanders
  • Sydney Storm
  • Kelsie James
  • Sweet Tater

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:

World Link Inc. - We are a nonprofit 5013C. We place US Department of State sponsored exchange students from 60 different countries. We place about 50-60 students in Iowa every year!

Des Moines Water Works - Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) is a regional utility that protects public health by delivering outstanding quality water in reliable quantities. DMWW staff will give away free water bottles to visitors (while supplies last), including a dog dish for thirsty animals.

Hispanic Education Resources - Hispanic Educational Resources owns and manages Conmigo Early Education Center is a nonprofit bi-lingual early education center for children ages 8 months - 5 years. Conmigo provides high quality education in partnership with Drake Head start, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines Public Library, United Way, and others in both English and Spanish to the Des Moines Community. Services range from infant care up to pre-school with a fully licensed pre-K teacher and curriculum as well as open literacy programs and other community events

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
  • MidAmerican


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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