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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is held every Saturday, May through October, in the Historic Court District of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and is truly the meating spot!

Shop diverse products including locally grown produce, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally produced wine and fresh baked goods. The Market offers Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, bison, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit and lamb. The Market brings urban and rural communities together, supporting more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state.

Spanning nine city blocks, we’ve got the beet! The Market experience also includes local artists, live music and entertainment, ready-to-eat foods, special programming and learning opportunities.

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Summer is finally here! Blank Children’s Advocacy and Outreach Safety Experts will be on-hand this Saturday to talk about safety tips for kids as well as ideas to stay healthy during the summer months ahead.

Entertainers

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

Charlotte Proctor

Charlotte Proctor began singing as soon as she could talk. Her music style is folk rock but she loves music from all genres.
Dates: June 15

Dan Trilk

Dan Trilk began his career at the age of nine and is now known as a solo musician and private music instructor in DSM. Trilk performs his own original songs as well as unique covers that are a mix of folk, blues and country.
Dates: June 15, Sept. 28, Oct. 12

Jake Schrodt (Schrohto)

Jake is a singer/songwriter doing what he loves, sharing music with anyone and everyone that wants to listen. He has lived in the Des Moines area his whole life and plays shows at venues all over the city and beyond!
Dates: June 15, Sept. 7

Jonathan May - Mr. Magic Productions

Family and corporate magician, Jonathan May, specializes in making fun and fast balloon animals for the children of the Downtown Farmers' Market. He is known for his minimum wait time and maximum entertainment value!
Dates: May 11, June 15, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Oct. 19

Larry Berenguel

Larry Berenguel, Jr. was born in Manila, Philippines, and immigrated with his family to DSM at age 14. Berenguel has studied and performed folk guitar and has performed with several different bands. His music can be described as folk, rock, pop, reggae and jazz with acoustic guitar, synth guitar and occasional rhythm tracks.
Dates: June 15, Aug. 17, Sept. 7

Opus Taylor

Opus Taylor is a group of Iowa musicians that have been performing together for nearly six years. They perform classic rock and blues covers as well as original compositions.
Dates: June 15, July 13

The One-Woman Symphony

Merging technology with a classical violin, Genevieve's setup includes her acoustically-amplified violin and prerecorded backing tracks, giving her the name The One-Woman Symphony, as she performs music from a wide variety of genres.
Dates: May 18, June 1, June 15, Aug. 24

Wren Fione

Wren Fione is a singer songwriter. When she performs she plays the acoustic/electric guitar and sings. She sings mostly songs she has written, but also covers other artist's music.
Dates: June 15, Oct. 5

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:

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge-People for Pollinators partners with schools and businesses around our community to help pollinators survive. They provide educational materials, site planning assistance, vegetative maintenance expertise and seeds or plants to get the garden up and running. Stop by the booth to receive a take-home pollinator package" and learn how you can help and why pollinators are important."

Orchard Place

Orchard Place provides mental health expertise and services to Iowa children and families. Their mission is to develop strong futures for youth dealing with mental health issues.

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.

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:

Greater Iowa Credit Union

Iowa Wild

MidAmerican Energy