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Downtown Farmers' Market: May 21, 2022

Date: Saturday, May. 21, 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

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:

  • The Travelers
  • The Band SPAM
  • Party of Four
  • Tom Hofer
  • Mr. Magic Productions, Jonathan May
  • Andrew Hoyt
  • Hawkins Entertainment

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:

  • 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.
  • Pan Atlantic Foundation: Pan Atlantic Foundation is a not for profit that specializes in creating high-quality high school exchange programs for non-U.S. citizens in the United States. We are united in our mission to make the world a better place for all people through educational and cultural exchange.
  • 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.
  • 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 features are:

  • Telecommunication Access Iowa
  • Leaf Filter


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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