Extend National Donut Day to the Downtown Farmers' Market
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy donuts. And that’s kind of the same thing.
On Friday, June 3, buying and enjoying those circular breakfast treats will be a priority for many — it’s National Donut Day! While there are plenty of local spots to hit up for your donut fix to celebrate on Friday, we think extending the holiday into Saturday morning is something everyone should consider. Grab a coffee, find one of the booths below and enjoy a donut from one of Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) local Downtown Farmers’ Market vendors, too.
Barb’s Garden and Pantry
Located at booth C-216, on Court Avenue between Second and Third Streets, you’ll find a variety of cake donuts to satisfy your donut cravings. Buy a single or purchase a pack at their booth every Saturday during The Market. LEARN MORE>
Brenda Smith Concessions
Also found at the Iowa State Fair, Brenda Smith Concessions offers mini donuts that are as easy to eat as they are delicious every Saturday of The Market. Find the booth at 3N-12/14 on Third Street, north of Court Avenue. LEARN MORE>
Uncle David’s Mini Donuts
Topped with cinnamon and sugar or just sugar, Uncle David’s Mini Donuts are slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Uncle David’s Mini Donuts is at The Market on the following Saturdays: June 4, 11; July 2, 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 10; Oct. 15. LEARN MORE>
Looking for ideas on where to grab a donut on Friday (and other days throughout the summer)? The region has plenty to offer. We suggest Midwest Dinky Donuts, locally owned Ambrosia Donuts in Ankeny, freshly made Chu Chu Donuts in Des Moines (they have cronuts, too!) and local favorites from Grin City Bakery in Grinnell.
From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.
When dining out — or in — in Greater Des Moines (DSM), locally-owned restaurants, craft breweries, local wineries, coffee shops and more have this foodie scene covered. Find out more about the region’s most popular restaurants and new additions here.
Megan Renkel is the Downtown Farmers' Market Manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.