About Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market:
Des Moines Downtown Farmer’s Market event occurs from 7:00 AM to Noon at Historic Court District in Dowtown Des Moines, rain or shine, every Saturday, May 7 through October 29.
Here is a little history of the Des Moines Farmer’s market from their official website desmoinesfarmersmaket.com
The Downtown Farmers’ Market began in 1976 with just 15 vendors and an average of 200 shoppers and operated July – September. Today, the Market has grown to more than 200 vendors and an average of 18,000 visitors each Saturday during May – October. Recent development of the Market has prompted an extension of the season by opening on the first Saturday of May and extending to the last Saturday in October, as well as expanding the indoor Downtown Farmers’ Market Winter Season held in November and December. Last year’s opening day on Court Avenue attracted a record crowd of more then 30,000 people.