Farmer’s Markets in Des Moines

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Farmer’s Markets in Des Moines

Our family loves to attend local Farmer’s Markets in Des Moines. It is a great way to support local businesses, and purchase local produce, and other fun, handmade items. Many of the Des Moines area farmers’ markets offer much more than fresh produce. Many offer live entertainment and live music put on by local musicians. You can find specialty food items, handmade goods, perennial plants, local artisans, food trucks, local artists, fresh-cut flowers, Here is a list of local Farmer’s Markets that happen all season long around Des Moines. If I am missing yours please contact me.

Are you interested in being a market vendor? Click the bold heading to be directed to the website for additional information and vendor registration.

Take a look at some fun ways to include the entire family when visiting your local farmer’s market.

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Beaverdale Farmers Market

  • The west parking lot of Franklin Junior High School off Franklin Avenue
  • One of our favorite vendors Pie Bird Pies is usually there! Check them out.
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • June 6 – September 12

Colfax Farmers’ Market

  • Mineral Springs Park in Colfax (34 W Front St. Colfax)
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • May 16 to the end of September

Johnston Farmers Market

  • Johnston Town Center; 6245 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 50131
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • June through September


Bondurant Farmers Market

  • 201 Main Street SE
  • 5:30 p.m.


  • Warren County Fairgrounds
  • 2 to 6 p.m.


  • Downtown Triangle Park, 6th Street & Ashworth Drive in Waukee
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • June 7 to September 27


Valley Junction Farmers Market

  • Historic Valley Junction; 100, 200 & (sometimes) 300 blocks of 5th Street, West Des Moines
  • 4 to 8 p.m.
  • May 4 – September 28


Saturday morning is a popular day to visit some of the best farmers markets. Plan your season and see how many local vendors you can visit this year!

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • Downtown Des Moines in the Historic Court District on Court Avenue
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • May 6 through October

Grimes Farmers Market

  • Grimes Heritage Park
  • 7 to 11 a.m.
  • Starts June 3

Heart of Des Moines Farmers Markets

  • 6th & Washington Avenue
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Dates not released yet.


  • Warren County Fairgrounds
  • 8 a.m. to Noon

LSI Global Greens Farmers Market

  • LSI Refugee Connection Center parking lot, 3200 University Avenue in Des Moines
  • Global greens – Immigrant and Refugee Community Services
  • This program reconnects former refugee farmers with the land as they build their new life in the U.S. Through Global Greens, farmers access space to grow food, learn more about U.S. agriculture, and start their own business by selling produce at this Farmers’ Market and our CSA.
  • June to October
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Uptown Ankeny Farmer’s Market

  • Located at the Ankeny Market & Pavilion; 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny
  • May 20 – September 30; Closed July 8 for Ankeny Summerfest
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
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Support local Farm Stands

If you cannot make it to a farmer’s market below are great options to get fresh fruits and veggies by supporting small businesses and skipping the grocery stores. Take a look at some of our favorite local farmers we like to support in the greater Des Moines area.

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

  • 5085 Meredith Drive, Des Moines
  • (515) 802-4304
  • Place online orders Saturday through Wednesday, Contactless pickup on Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Hilltop Farms

  • 22018 T Avenue, Dallas Center
  • (515) 992-3661
  • June to October
  • Monday – Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.; Sunday Closed

The Holton Homestead

  • 13779 NE 29th Street, Elkhart
  • (515) 992-3661
  • Open year-round! Farm Stand; Open Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. (holiday season); Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Rinehart’s Family Farm

  • 703 Kale Road, Boone
  • May to October
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Drive-thru Farmer’s Market

Upstream Gardens


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

One thought on “Farmer’s Markets in Des Moines

  1. So good to know that Farmer’s Markets are still happening! Thanks for gathering this resource.

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