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Downtown Farmers' Market: July 30, 2022

Date: Saturday, Jul. 30, 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
  • B John Burns
  • The Sheet
  • Anthony Koester
  • Mr. Magic
  • L & N
  • The Wish Machine

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:

  • Grace Church - Grace Church exists to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ across the street and around the world. Within this mission is a love for our city. We are here to love, serve and enjoy the city of Des Moines.
  • Iowa State Fair - The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.
  • Des Moines University - The Preventive Medicine Club at Des Moines University, and they strive to educate community members about implementing positive, sustainable lifestyle changes into their daily routines. Their focus is primarily on incorporating regular movement and providing health screenings to create a healthier community.
  • Alzheimer’s Association - The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit organization striving to help all those affected by dementia. Every year, Alzheimer's Association raises millions of dollars across the country to advance the fight against the disease, by providing education, care, support, and research.

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


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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