6 Farm Fresh Produce Spots in the Des Moines Area

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6 Farm Fresh Produce Spots in the Des Moines Area

Des Moines is often referred to as a big city with a small-town feel. One of the perks of living here is the ability to do city and country things without driving too far. Our favorite thing to do this time of year is to get fresh produce from farms around the area. Here are 6 farm fresh produce locations in the Des Moines area.

Hilltop Farms

Address: 22018 T Ave, Dallas Center, IA 50063

Hilltop Farms is located about 15 minutes north of Waukee. They have a farm stand and UPICK options available. The produce is always fresh and ripe. The people are kind and helpful. The zucchini are gigantic. They have wagons to help you haul your produce and a fun old tractor for cute pictures. 


Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Address: 5085 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is located in a quaint northside neighborhood of Des Moines. With their crops grown right outside their shop (and down the street too). They offer a variety of their own produce along with salad subscriptions and other local products too. Enjoy a trip to their farmstand or order online for delivery. And if you or visitors are looking for a place to stay, they have an Urban Farm Stay home located on their property. Learn more about founder and owner Jenny Quiner.


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to Noon

Friday & Sunday: Closed

Middlebrook Farm

Address: Cumming Avenue/Highway G14, Cumming, Iowa 50061

Middlebrook Farm is located just south of West Des Moines in Cumming. They have the cutest farm stand with a selection of produce that they grow from other area farms. They accept cash or Venmo. Join them for Fridays on the Farm for live music and food trucks! 


Tuesday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (opened extra hours during Fridays at the Farm)

Grimes Sweet Corn

Address: 9780 NW 121st St., Granger, Iowa

Grimes Sweet Corn has locations all over the metro including their home farm in Granger. They have a selection of tomatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Remember to bring cash with you! 


Open Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Picket Fence Creamery

Address: 14583 S Ave, Woodward, IA 50276

Picket Fence Creamery is a dairy, creamery, and store. Their cows live in grass pastures and are given no artificial hormones. They pasteurize and bottle onsite at the farm. Picket Fence Creamery may not offer fresh produce, but their products include delicious ice cream, milk, and butter.  They also have products from other local farmers including ground beef, beef sticks, steaks, maple syrup, and more. The owners are friendly and informative and even gave my son a sample of candy before we purchased anything. They are located about 10 minutes north of Grimes off Highway 141. 


Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blue Ribbon Gardens

Address: Corner of 50th and Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA

Blue Ribbon Gardens has a farm stand in West Des Moines on the corner of 50th and Grand Avenue. Their produce selection includes sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, free-range eggs, green beans, hot peppers, and more. Stop by on your way to Raccoon River Park! 


Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Jackie Fioritto

Jackie Fioritto

Hi, I’m Jackie. I am a teacher who recently became a stay-at-home mother of two. My husband and I moved to Des Moines from Green Bay, Wisconsin a few years ago. Originally, I am from Chicago, Illinois. My family has loved exploring Des Moines and all that it has to offer!

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