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Downtown Farmers' Market: May 27, 2023

Date: Saturday, May. 27, 2023 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 the 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 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 and see what vendors will be at this week’s Market. View vendor lists


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

  • Andrew Cyr Guitar 
  • Mr. Magic Productions 
  • Allie Crummy 
  • Piano Man Richard Spierenburg
  • The Travelers 
  • The Sheet 

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, events and community resources each Saturday. This week, check out the Saturday Salutes: 

  • World Link – This nonprofit 5013C places U.S .Department of State sponsored exchange students from 60 different countries. World Link places about 50-60 students in Iowa every year. 
  • 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. The organization will be promoting upcoming events and distributing seasonal educational information.