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Downtown Farmers' Market: May 14, 2022

Downtown Farmers' Market

Date: Saturday, May. 14, 2022 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information

The Market takes place every Saturday morning from May through October. Hours are 7 a.m. – Noon, with a later start time during October when hours are 8 a.m. – Noon. The Market spans nine city blocks in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) in the Historic Court District: On Court Avenue from Water Street to Fifth Avenue and extending north and south on Second Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street.

The Market supports nearly 275 local small business owners, including farmers, producers, bakers and artists that represent 50 counties across the state of Iowa.

The event is free and open to the public.

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Programming

Do you enjoy volunteering? Come visit with our staff from volunteer services as they share information about opportunities to give back and the important roles volunteers play at all four of our hospitals. In addition, employees from our Not New Shop, a thrift store benefiting Iowa Lutheran Hospital, will also be on-site to showcasing what the store has to offer!


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:

  • Fresh Squeezed Tunes
  • Day's Live Music
  • The Sheet
  • For the Music by Piano Man Richard Spierenburg
  • Sydney Storm
  • Sweet Tater
  • Ace Jones

Community Corner

Stop by the Community Corner on Third Street, south of Court Ave. 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 these Saturday Salutes:

  • World Link, Inc.: World Link is a placement organization for the U.S. Department of State for foreign exchange students. This current year we have 67 students in the state of Iowa from 40+ countries. We are searching for loving families in Central Iowa who would be willing to host and support foreign exchange students from about 60 possible countries. For more information, visit World Link, Inc.'s website.
  • ChildServe: ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home and community-based programs and services. We are experts in pediatric rehabilitation and care for children and young adults who have a wide variety of development delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special health care needs. We offer specialty services, uniquely equipped facilities, and state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is simple: We partner with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life. The children and young adults we serve inspire us to provide possibilities and improve quality of life in a caring environment.
  • I'll Make Me a World in Iowa, Inc.: I'll Make Me a World in Iowa (IMMAWII) is a diverse collaboration of Iowans, which highlights African-American arts, culture and contributions through education, awareness and preservation during an annual enrichment celebration and with continual educational outreach. Learn more about IMMAWII and their upcoming attempt to break a Guinness World Record with the Wobble Dance on May 21!
  • Iowa Asian Alliance/CelebrAsian Festival: The mission of IAA is to unite Iowa's diverse Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development within the state of Iowa. IAA's vision is to create an Iowa in which these groups are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community. Come join IAA at their next CelebrAsian Festival!

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's feature is:

  • Metronet: Metronet is a cutting-edge provider of 100% fiber-optic internet, television and telephone for residential and business customers. Metronet is also one of the only providers of symmetrical speeds to residential customers, meaning our customers can download files, stream, shop and game, while simultaneously uploading larger data, such as pictures, videos, or music, with virtually no buffering. We pride ourselves on being a local company and providing exceptional products and industry-leading customer service.


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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