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Downtown Farmers Market, Des Moines

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The Beaverdale Farmers Market is an open space neighborhood market that features about 40 vendors with produce, baked goods, crafts, beverages and prepared foods. It operates with an emphasis on the "Buy fresh, buy local" concept and practice. Live local musicians play weekly for tips; seating, toys and activities are available; the market is children, family and dog-friendly. Parking areas, a restroom, paid security personnel and an information booth with market merchandise are on site.

The market is a 501(c)3 organization and is managed by a volunteer board of directors.
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  • I have been to a farmers market is almost every state and this was average - cute little market in downtown Des Moines, very active in the summer time and like others said - theres stuff for everyone....  more »
  • Too many people, too many dogs. Rotten parking situation. Fraudulent vendors buying produce at hyvee and fairway then turning around and reselling it. Fraud! Perpetrators of fraud. Lousy experience.  more »
  • Fantastic. Great place to walk around and interact with a wide group if people. From crafts, plants, food and everything in between. Was able to sample a lot of new food and took some home. Had some great stuffed fill pickles. There was beautiful music of all types. Everyone should check it out when ever possible. Truly amazing.
  • Great Farmers Market, but much more selection (vendors, options) late summer than the fall. In the fall they still had good fall produce (squash, etc.) but not the variety I'd seen earlier. Fun time to get local produce, food, and ware's and get breakfast!
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